Last Updated on March 3, 2020 by AIFS Abroad Customized Faculty-Led
I.Love.Bread. I love bread. Ok, so I don’t just love bread, but I love food. I love all foods. My philosophy, that was so kindly, (or forcibly) bestowed on me from my grandmother, is “don’t knock it ‘till you try it”. How can you not like something if you’ve never even tried it?? And, despite the notion that London doesn’t have great food, let me tell you there is so much good food here! I have gone to restaurants, cafes, markets and pubs and have had incredible food in each of those places.
My recommendations for food. This edition—markets:
If you want good market food you have to go to either Borough market or Camden market.
At borough market I had the best mushroom risotto of my life. Literally, it was so fresh and so flavorful, and you didn’t need much else. Sadly, I don’t believe that they had a name, but it was in the main building of Borough market. They had a huge pan of mushrooms cooking away pulling in customers from every direction. The risotto was creamy and delicious and topped with parmesan cheese and chives. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Camden market has so much incredible food, I don’t know if I can tell you about all of it. But, if I had to choose a favorite, it would defiantly be The Mac Factory. O.M.G. This was to die for. Much like the mushroom risotto, it was cooked in a big pan with toppings on toppings on toppings added on. You can get the mac and cheese by itself, which is perfectly fine, or you could get fresh mozzarella with pesto and sun-dried tomatoes, or spicy chorizo with Harissa and caramelized onions or my personal favorite—sautéed mushrooms with garlic and white truffle oil! (can you tell I like mushrooms?) But in Camden Market there is also cookie dough that you can eat like ice-cream, delicious gyros and naan bread places, and pasta. You could spend your entire life eating at Camden Market and never get bored. Or at least I know I could!
Kyler Arriola is an international Studies student from University of Wyoming studying abroad in London for Spring 2019. Kyler will be documenting his time abroad via blogs. While in London he is excited to explore the world of musical theatre and operas and orchestras. Keep checking back for more of Kyler’s blogs here.