London Off the Beaten Track: Maltby Street Market

Monday, 29 July 2013
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saucisson
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God bless the long summer vacation and parents everywhere. It occurred to me recently that the term "talked to death" may be true. We're only entering into the early stages of week 2 and I've been talked to near death by one 7 year old child. When Jesse of Nuffnang asked to catch up, I literally jumped at the chance to have normal adult conversation. Anything. Anything that doesn't involve Barbie & the Pop Star, Lego, She said....and then I said....and then she said....., mamaaaaaa....., maaaaaamaaaaaa. I swear if I hear that word mama one more time (only for the 300th time in a day), I'll get a sex operation and become a dad. Funny kids don't seem to run to their dads all that often even if they're just next to them.

Anyways..... Jesse asked if I cared to be wined and dined. Hell, yeah! My only criteria is I'm allergic to fine dining and alcohol but am partial to street food (I'm a cheap date).  She suggested Maltby Street market and off we went to check the place out. The market's barely 3 years old and a great alternative to the busy and touristy London Borough market. The market stalls are set up under the  railway arches along the little lane called Ropewalk in Bermondsey. It's busy but not packed to the gills.

We sampled the saucisson (the fennel was to die for), chocolate chip cookies (kicking myself for not buying) and smoked salmon (some of the best I've ever had). I wore a thick Petit Bateau breton top thinking that the weather was going to be rather cool (another reason for NOT believing in the stupid weather forecast) but I felt like I was being slowly grilled in the oven. I didn't have much of an appetite and spent the morning away chatting with Jesse and guzzling down a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. If you're a foodie and you're up for something different, you can't go wrong with Maltby Street market.


Maltby Street Market
Ropewalk
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Tube: Bermondsey or London Bridge




17 comments:

  1. Note to self: do not look at such stunning food pics when hungry

    Fiona
    x

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  2. I was thinking the same as Fiona and really I have no excuse since I was there on the day... Thank you again for your lovely company Marlene! :)
    Jesse, x

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  3. Wow - that's a gorgeous food market. I could eat everything.

    And yes - I'm slowly losing the will to live and I have two small people slowly (or quickly) talking me into submission. I've taken to shouting "I've changed my name" when I hear them shouting "mummeeeeeee!" for the umpteenth time. Four weeks to go and counting. Deep breath.

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  4. Yum! God, I miss England's farmers' markets!

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  5. England has such charming markets!

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  6. England has such charming markets!

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  7. this looks amazing! i wish i didnt have to work 9-5 everyday T^T

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  8. Are ya trying to kill me?! Look at all this amazing food!! Everything looks so delicious and these photos are wonderful Marlene :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

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  9. Images like this make me want to live in/near London, looks like food heaven ♨♥

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  10. What a great market and awesome pics to go with it Marlene! Nice that you got a lil getaway with a friend. :)

    xTheresa

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  11. It all looks so ridiculously good! So fresh. What a perfect little trip to take.

    x Mandi

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  12. Goshhhhh...absolutely mouthwatering...... !!!

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  13. Hmmmm....I was going to marvel at how I don't know about this market, but then I saw it's south of the river and for some reason anything south of the river passes me by. :/ It looks great, I need to check it out.

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  14. These pictures are just so beautiful, like they came straight out of a magazine. You're so talented!

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  15. I like Borough Market but you are right that it is always SO crowded! They have a chorizo sandwich there that is to die for, have you been to that stall...?

    This looks delicious, I'm going to visit Maltby next time!

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  16. Love Borough Market and your photos make it even more beautiful! Awesome awesome shots!

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