So its fairly safe to say that unless a routine involves my bed, blankets, chocolate and Netflix, and generally takes place on a Sunday then I’m probably not interested. However in today’s post I’d like to introduce you to my new favourite Sunday routine, which involves my boyfriend and lots of halloumi so I guess you could say its a winner.
Do you ever find yourself gravitating towards the same area of your town or city whenever you go out? We seem to have this problem where London’s Southbank is concerned. Not only does it play host to the BFI (British Film Institute), the National Theatre, and my favourite Foyles bookstore in the whole of London, it also hosts a weekly street food market and my god is it divine!
Now I’m going to start with the only two bad points I can find about the whole place: firstly is the lack of seating. Now don’t get me wrong, there are some benches and also conveniently placed stairs however when these are full and you’re juggling a huge halloumi wrap with one hand and a drink with the other, things can get a little bit tricky. The other is that for my personal tastes, there isn’t enough variety with the vegetarian options – but really that’s just me being fussy and having a stomach that’s easily aggravated by ‘foreign’ food.
Joseph is a little braver than me and likes to try something different each time we go. Whether it’s a curry from the absolutely HUGE vats that are made fresh before your eyes, or something a little more exotic from the Sri Lankan stand. I tend to play safe and stick to Greek or Cypriot food and especially halloumi which is my absolute favourite, although the Ethiopian salad stand always catches my eye and one day I’m going to be brave and try it!
I adore walking round the market whether or not we actually end up buying food. The smells are always absolutely divine and with new stalls appearing every week it’s amazing to see how each different cuisine is prepared. A lot of the stalls are from totally independent shops and restaurants too, so it makes me even happier about giving them my cash and for London the prices aren’t too extortionate! If you’re not feeling especially hungry, you can just opt for a juice, dessert or even a nice glass of prosecco to take on your way so there really is something for everyone.
Have you tried the food there before? Do you have somewhere like this in your neighbourhood? Let me know in the comments below!