How To Eat Everything At Borough Market For Only £20…

This is London’s Borough Market. It’s likely the best farmer’s market you’ve ever been to.

This is London's Borough Market. It's likely the best farmer's market you've ever been to.

And also the best food market you’ve ever been to.

And also the best food market you've ever been to.

The smells are overpowering in the best way possible. Meats, pies, fish, cheeses, and desserts — all coming together in an amazing way.

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When you visit, there’s going to be a lot you’ve never seen before. Just take it all in.

 

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If you’re visiting Borough Market for the first time, your goal should be to try as much as possible while staying on a budget — otherwise, you could spend a small fortune here.

If you're visiting Borough Market for the first time, your goal should be to try as much as possible while staying on a budget — otherwise, you could spend a small fortune here.

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Also worth noting: There are free samples everywhere — you could eat an entire meal in samples if you wanted to.

I came in with £20 (about $32), and attempted to eat as much as I could. Here’s how I did:

I came in with £20 (about $32), and attempted to eat as much as I could. Here's how I did:

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Steak and Gravy Pie — £3.50

Steak and Gravy Pie — £3.50

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I started with one of these: warm and flaky on the outside, steaming hot and thick on the inside. They’ve got pies of all kinds at the market: steak, chicken, sausage. You can’t go wrong.

Green Olive & Cheese Stick — £2

Green Olive & Cheese Stick — £2

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I couldn’t resist: big chunks of olives inside, and that melted cheese on the outside. And it paired amazingly with…

Slice of Comtè cheese — £3.90

 

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I asked for the thinest slice they could give me, and it still ended up being the most expensive thing in my budget. But that cheese — I’ve never had anything like that before. My one Borough Market regret is not doing this £20 experiment all over again, but only with cheese.

Rock oyster – £1.50

Rock oyster – £1.50

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Oysters cost £1.50 each at the market, and I slurped one down with a little Tabasco and some white wine vinaigrette. Really tasty.

Fried plantains — £1.50

Fried plantains — £1.50

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At this point in my budget — already halfway through my £20 note — I started looking for bargains. These came straight out of the fryer, three to a bag. Worth it.

Fudge — £1.60

Fudge — £1.60

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OK, OK, a second Borough Market regret: Not getting more fudge. I went for vanilla and chocolate, but I could’ve easily spent £40 trying every fudge on display.

Sausage on a stick — £1.50

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One delicious sausage, and at a real bargain. (Getting the regular portion of sausage — two sausages on a roll — cost £5.)

Gelato — £3.20

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Forget everything I said before. Forget the pie, forget the cheese, forget the fudge — there is nothing at Borough Market that even remotely compares to the gelato. I got two small scoops: mint chocolate chip and a Kinder-flavored gelato, which would’ve been enough. But then they loaded the inside of my cone with Nutella from a Nutella fountain. (Read those words again: NUTELLA FOUNTAIN.) And then they topped it off with a giant wafer. I have never handed over money as quickly as I handed over the money for that gelato.

Croissant with Orange Syrup — £1.20

Croissant with Orange Syrup — £1.20

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It seemed insane — almost disrespectful — to eat anything after the gelato. But I’d promised my editor that I’d eat £20 of food, and I wasn’t about to come up £1.30 short. (Besides, what kind of post promises to feed you at Borough Market on £18.70?) The croissant was good, but if I’d had another 20 pence, I could’ve gotten one with chocolate filling. Oh well.

Sadly, I didn’t get a chance to eat everything. But I did eat a lot.

Sadly, I didn't get a chance to eat everything. But I did eat a lot.

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These curries smelled fantastic, but they’ll have to wait for another trip.

In the end, I ate: 1 pie, 1 giant stick of bread, 1 huge wedge of cheese, 1 oyster, 3 fried plantains, 2 chunks of fudge, 1 sausage, 2 scoops of gelato, and 1 croissant — all for £19.90.

Give Borough Market a visit and see what you can get for £20. Happy eating!

Give Borough Market a visit and see what you can get for £20. Happy eating!
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14 thoughts on “How To Eat Everything At Borough Market For Only £20…

  1. Oddly enough although among other things I’m a food writer and I live in central London I’ve never been to this market. It’s due to the fact that I hate travelling in London or anywhere else and tend to stay where I’m in Kensington/ Notting Hill. I’m very much like a tree that doesn’t like to be uprooted from its place. However now that you have tickled me I will definitely pay a visit to it. Thanks for the nice post.

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    • Hi,
      Woww. I was so happy for myself. Exactly you should go. If you want to enjoy of course. I’ll share different places and things keep touching 🙂 All my best.
      Melody…

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