London food markets: Cardinal Place Market

Hot and cold food market in London Victoria.

Just a quick post today before I get back in the kitchen and prepare for next weeks healthy eating challenge:

Cardinal Place Food Market, London Victoria Photo: Russell Bowes

Cardinal Place Food Market, London Victoria Photo: Russell Bowes

The other week I met Hana at a great food market in one of the main shopping squares by London Victoria, called Cardinal Place. Running every Thursday till the end of December this year, there is a lovely hot and cold food market with a variety of stalls selling food from around the world. From looking at the info on its website it looks like a lot of the stalls are there every week.

Food stalls at Cardinal Place, Victoria Photo: Russell Bowes

Food stalls at Cardinal Place, Victoria Photo: Russell Bowes

We got there just as just about everyone else from the surrounding offices did! There was a pretty big queue at each of the stalls, but we did seem to choose the one with the longest one! I think it is great to see people turning out for something like this and seeing all the individual stall’s and small businesses doing really well. I don’t know how well the market does when winter rears its ugly head but for now it looks like they had a good summer.

We both picked up some lunch from one the hot food stalls serving some great Portuguese food. I haven’t tried Portuguese food before but it was an absolutely lovely Chorizo stew served with rice.

Great food at Cardinal Place Market: Photo: Russell Bowes

Great food at Cardinal Place Market: Photo: Russell Bowes

Hana also got a lovely looking chocolate brownie, but strangely I didn’t this time around, must be slipping in my old age! I think it’s good to meet up for lunch now ad then and have a mini date. It might just be a little catch up but sometimes you can get very busy during the week with work and other things and not really see each other that much. Now and then it’s good to take a little time out of your day, meet up and eat some awesome street food.

I was almost ready to publish this post before I popped out to meet Hana at the tube and, being a Thursday, she had been to the market at lunch time. In her bag was a delish treat, a giant chocolate and hazlenut cookie, which I’m munching right now!

Giant Chocolate and Hazlenut Cookie

Giant Chocolate and Hazlenut Cookie Photo: Russell Bowes

I’ve been lucky enough to sample just a little of London’s great street for straight from the market recently. A few weeks ago I sampled tasty pulled pork from West Hampstead Food market and here it was Portuguese chorizo stew, what’s next my tummy asks!

Text & photos By Russell Bowes

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