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Treat your family to classic British savory and sweet treats
Discover the best British food artisans and fresh products
Explore the maze-like Borough Market with a kid-friendly foodie guide
End this yummy experience in a traditional pub
If you’re curious to try all the traditional English foods but don’t know where to start, fret not! We have crafted an awesome food tour in London’s oldest market, Borough Market. This gastronomic utopia is full to the brim with food stalls and fresh produce suppliers. Imagine a foodie maze, but where there are no wrong turns because every which way has something delicious in store…that’s Borough Market!
Though only established by Parliament in its current form in 1754, it has been serving the Southwark neighborhood in one form or another for almost 1000 years! Borough Market’s lively atmosphere, rich smells, bustling sounds, and bright colors will captivate your children’s every sense.
So what tasty treats will be tingling your taste buds along this foodie tour?
Start your tasty expedition with an English classic- the sausage roll. This savory pastry can be served hot or cold and is the preferred snack of many Brits. Sausage is rolled up in puff pastry, making it a great to-go bite. Their origin is controversial, but they have certainly existed in their present form in England since at least 1808. Certainly a long-lasting treat!
Keeping on the savory path, your family will next sample some good ole’ bubble and squeak. Not sure what that is? Potatoes and cabbage! Why is it called that? No worries, your foodie guide as all the answers. This classic breakfast dish originated as leftovers from a previous meal, usually a Sunday roast, but now has taken on a life of its own. See how the food artisans have put their unique twists on this traditional meal!
Speaking of twists on a classic, we introduce: sweet pizza! We have found a food artisan that has taken the basic construct of pizza and substituted sweet ingredients- the best of both worlds, right?? After trying it, you’ll wonder why you don’t combine pizza and sweets more often!
If you are doing a British food tour, you simply must try a Scotch egg. This common picnic food consists of a soft or hard-boiled egg, wrapped in sausage, coated in breadcrumbs, then baked or deep-fried. This yummy dish with humble beginnings has soared into gastronomic excellence with layers of flavor at this particular food stall.
Now let’s do something to please everyone’s sweet tooth and bite into some mouth-watering fudge. Homemade from traditional recipes, this artisan stall uses only natural ingredients. Kids and adults alike will won’t be able to resist this sweet indulgence!
Keep calm and carry on with a tasting of a yummy cheese! Borough market has plenty of food stalls with staples such as cheese, but your “Mary Poppins” guide will lead you to our favorite. You may not have known that England has a fantastic variety of cheeses, but you are about to find out!
Our next stop will be THE best donut! This is the classic you know and love, but one food stall does it extra well. With the perfect ration of sweet filling to golden pastry dough and topped with fresh garnish.
And now to end the tour we invite you in a pub where you‘ll be able to learn about the pub tradition in the UK. This will also be the time to exercise your taste buds with a fudge blind-tasting. Ready for the challenge?
By the end of this tour with your foodie kid-friendly guide, we are sure that you will be full– of delicious treats and of fun family memories!
And if you are looking for a foodie activity that is more of a class one, check out our Afternoon Tea Baking Class!
Important note: Not every food stall is open every single day of the week. The itinerary may change based on which artisans are present and your tastes, but your foodie guide can easily replace these tastings with other classic British bites- Borough Market has it all!
What if someone in our family has an allergy or is gluten-free?
Not a problem, just let our superhero squad know in your request form about any allergies or food restrictions and we will try to replace some of the tastings to accommodate you so that everyone can experience some delicious British treats!
Can we adapt this family food tour to our tastes?
Of course. Your foodie guide knows Borough Market like the back of their hand, and can certainly find something to please your palates.
Is this tour suitable for all ages?
Absolutely! We have designed this tour for the youngest member of your family to the eldest and everyone in between. Everyone will enjoy the lively atmosphere and delicious tastings.
Will we need to eat lunch before/after?
Nope! This tour will have enough yummy tastings to easily replace your meal.
What if it rains or snows?
The Borough Market is covered, so no weather can stop Meet the Locals for Families!
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