I’m starting to think that my brother is a wannabe food blogger. For starters, he seems to message me more pictures of food than he does conversation. Suddenly he has also become the expert in places where to eat, and his latest recommendation was the Partridges Food Market in Duke of York Square (Sloane Square).
Quoting from the Partridges site, its aim is to “celebrate the diverse and evolving world of fine local British and International foods and offer small producers, start-up businesses, and farmers the chance to share their passion and expertise with the public.” As its only open on Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm, we made it a point to check it out over the weekend. From Moroccan cuisine to handmade sushi, French patisseries, gourmet cheeses, vegan specialty breads, Brazilian deli, West Indian food and duck confit sandwiches (to name a few), the variety of stalls was impressively huge.
After walking around for a bit and naturally tasting free samples along the way, I finally settled on the Rainforest Creations stall, which sold organic, raw Caribbean food. Although the gourmet beef sandwiches smelled pretty darn delicious, a meat-filled dinner the night before had me craving vegetarian fare.
The above box contained a bit of the following:
- Spinach flan
- Sweet potato & carrot flan
- Wild rice salad
- Chickpea salad
- Lentil salad
- Quinoa & broccoli
- Hummus (possibly the best I’ve ever eaten)
My brother opted for some Jamaican jerk chicken & rice, goat curry, coleslaw and an unpictured coxinha (=Brazilian fried chicken croquette).
Although the pictures don’t do justice, we wiped our boxes clean- everything tasted so fresh & homemade. I would definitely recommend checking out the Partridges Food Market if you’re in London on a Saturday. My only recommendations are to go hungry, on a Saturday when the weather is on your side and most importantly, go with someone who enjoys food as much as you do. And because we couldn’t leave without browsing the Partridges Food Hall, I’ll leave you with a picture of possibly the most genius twist on pies:
What’s the best thing you ate over the weekend?