A Shoreditch Sunday.

A Shoreditch Sunday.

It’s been a big weekend. I’ve been running myself ragged trying to finish this book, so just needed a few days of fun to reset my jumbled brain. We started on friday with some beers in the park with Banjo. Well, I started 30 minutes earlier when the village kids had come to hang out and decided that I was a human canvas for their masterpieces.
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Scotch eggs, Korean BBQ burritos + Buckingham Palace.

Scotch eggs, Korean BBQ burritos + Buckingham Palace.

Today we were off to the weekly Real Food Market at Southbank.

Self-described as a market/food festival that has an ‘amazing range of great produce and [features] the rising stars of London’s street food scene, each trader has been carefully selected based on their commitment to producing the very best, sustainably and ethically produced food and drink.’

First thing this morning we took the tube down to Southbank and head straight to the market while the vendors were still setting up. The bar on street food here in London is really, really high – so a compilation of the best of the street food the city has to offer was sure to be a feast.

We wandered the stalls twice and picked out very carefully what we were going to eat. The traders use only the best ingredients, with a focus on free-range and organic meats and farm fresh vegetables.
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Melbourne coffee in London, grilled duck + buttermilk fried chicken.

Melbourne coffee in London, grilled duck + buttermilk fried chicken.

Straight out to the Clerkenwell Workshop Coffee Co. location this morning, we head in, sat down, ordered our lattes and looked around at the much-bigger-than-their-other-location space. The back of the cafe is the roasters, out in the open and viewable by customers. With the beans churning around against a wall of ferns, and the rest of the cafe decked out in rich wood, iron and white tiles, I can see this as a frequent hang-out place in my future. Nooschi. explains how Melbourne coffee is an art form here, and talks about Workshop’s dedication to the art.
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Salamanca Markets, chipotle flatbreads + local designers.

Salamanca Markets, chipotle flatbreads + local designers.

Hobart has, like many capitals, a thriving food scene. Where Hobart differs is that this food scene has easy access to beautiful, fresh Tasmanian produce. Wandering through the Salamanca Saturday Market, sandstone warehouses on one side and the water on the other, we tasted handmade ginger beers, gins, whiskies, fresh produce, candies, jams, jellies and chutneys from the people who have made them, start to finish, by hand.
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