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Farmers Market

Ottolenghi

Farmers Market


Portobello Road / Notting Hill

Visit Portobello Road Market for a great selection of fresh fruit and vegetables. Hot food is available on Saturdays, and the market promotes seasonal vegetables with recipe ideas and occasional cook-ins. Try Coffee Plant for fair trade and organic tea and coffee,  The Hummingbird Bakery for whoopie pies and cupcakes (we like the red velvet), and make sure you check out Spanish delicatessen Garcia.

Make time to visit Books for Cooks in Blenheim Crescent for inspiration.  You'll find them testing cookbooks in the café at back of the shop, and they offer a programme of cookery classes in the demonstration kitchen upstairs. On the other side of street the tiny Spice Shop is packed to the ceiling with all kinds of spices - check out their website for recipe ideas.

Golborne Road
offers a range of Portuguese, Algerian and Moroccan food from shops and stalls.

In Westborne Grove you will find the Daylesford Organic farm shop and café Westbourne Grove. Around the corner in Lebury Road there is Ottolenghioffering Mediterranean influenced pastries and salads.

Notting Hill Farmers’ Market is held on Saturdays off Kensington Place. Lidgates, 110 Holland Park Avenue, is an outstanding traditional butcher.

South Kensington

South Kensington has a fantastic cheese shop, La Cave a Fromage.  South Kensington Farmers’ Market is held in Bute Street on Saturdays, and there is a good selection of top quality food shops here, including the fishmonger Moxons.


Kensington High Street

Whole Foods Market Kensington High Street is probably the biggest mainly organic food shop in the country. Check out the self-service selection of cereals and nuts, the outstanding sourdough bread that’s made on the premises, the deli counter and Mum’s chicken soup. Exeter Street Bakery in Argyll Road is the Town Hall workers’ favourite for bread, soup and pizza to take away.

Knightsbridge

Harrods Food Hall offers an outstanding selection of luxury foods (anyone for geranium flavoured chocolates?), and Harvey Nichols has a smaller but equally refined offer. If you are in Knightsbridge make time to visit Beauchamp Place (pronounced Beecham), home of the Aga Shop and kitchen shop and cookery school Divertimenti in Brompton Road

King’s Road

In Duke of York Square you will find Duke of York Square Fine Food Market every Saturday, while the Partridge’s shop in the western corner has food selections from around the world, including an American section. At the western end of King’s Road Rococo Chocolates (321 King’s Road) offers many flavoured handmade chocolate, while on the other side at 350 Kings Road is the Blue Bird Epicerie.