Yesterday we caught the Eurostar to Paris and so a pre-trip provisioning mission to the Whitecross Street market was in order for picnic food for the train journey.
I picked up some Ragstone goats cheese and Montgomery’s Cheddar from Neals Yard Dairy , olives and dips from the Borough Olives stall and last but not least some of the delightful little cup-cakes that come served in an egg container at the Netty Poskitt’s Cakes stall. Of course you can’t go to the Whitecross Street market without getting something delicious for your lunch at the same time.
Favourite stops of mine include Hoxton Beach
for fabulous freshly made falafels (£4.50 for a large) or Luardo’s for a fajita. The queue for the Luardo’s van (pictured) is somewhat offputting but always worth it – the pulled pork is especially good. This time I opted for a chorizo burger from the chorizo man (he doesn’t seem to have an official name) at the stall opposite Luardo’s. The menu is extremely limited, but it is perfection in itself. For a princely £4.50 what you get is either one (a small) or two (a large) pieces of chorizo in a bun served with roasted red capsicum and rocket. Fabulous hangover food as well.
Details: Whitecross Street, EC1 (Thursdays and Fridays only)