Autumn Harvest: Food in London

October 10, 2014

For many of us the cooler weather that signals the end of summer is a welcome harbinger of things to come.  The time for warm comfort food, oversized sweaters, and fuzzy boots is right around the corner. In London this magical crisp weather also means that visitors to London are looking for some great fresh food.  There is never a better time to visit a farmers market or food stall then when the food is being harvested the same day you make your purchase.

London has some amazing offerings when it comes to Farmers Markets:

farmers market

City & Country Farmer’s Markets (Held in Lyric Square)

This market is held every Thursday. There is organic bread and meat along with vegetables and other offerings.  You can also sample prepared dishes from a variety of different cultures and traditions.

Marylebone Farmer’s Market (Cramer Street Car Park)

This market is held every Sunday from 10am -2pm. There is a variety of offering at this market as well.  Come to purchase everything from beef to veggies, and much more.  It is all available to the public at this market.

South Kensington Food Market (Held in Princes Garden off Exhibition Road for the month of Oct.) Held every Tuesday 9am-2pm.  This is a beautiful location to enjoy artisan breads, cheeses, veggies, and to enjoy your time in London in the fall.

farmers market

If the idea of amazing food in London has sparked your interest but you don’t love the idea of cooking it yourself; try visiting some of the amazing Food Halls in London. They will amaze your eyes and your tastebuds all at the same time.

harrods food hall

Harrods Food Hall (87–135 Brompton Road Knightsbridge)

Sweden, Stockholm, Östermalms Saluhall market hall,

Selfridges Food Hall (400 Oxford Street London) 

selfridges food hall

Fortnum and Mason (181 Piccadilly, London)

If your tastes for the finer things are more specific in nature, you may want to visit some of these amazing specialty shops.  These wonderful offerings are like art forms.  They will make your visit to London a rich and wonderful experience.

Books for cooks

Books for Cooks Cookbook shop with a test kitchen

neals yard dairy

Neal’s Yard Dairy Traditional cheeses from the British Isles

brigit at Spice shop  spice shop

The Spice Shop Spices from all over the world

twinings tea

Twinings tea shop Selling Tea in London since 1706

London is famous for so many things.  The food you can enjoy this time of year just adds to the richness and excitement that characterizes a visit to this great city.  No matter what you eat, or where you do your shopping you can’t help but enjoy the Autumn season in London.

Share with us your amazing finds and tasty meals from your visit to London.  We’re always looking for new and unique ideas to try in London and to share with our guests!

email me at: calbrecht@londonconnection.com