During my short trip to London, I just happened to go to Covent Garden on a Thursday afternoon, not knowing anything about the Real Food Market. I went to Jacob’s Ladder Farms and ate the best burger I have ever had!(Thank you, Aaron!) You absolutely need to try their burger if you are there. The fresh meat, cheese, and buns made it delicious. I came back to the US a week ago and I miss those burgers every day. I can’t wait to go back!
Place rating: 5 Los Angeles, CA
Please go to the Woodwards Farms stall and get a burger. You won’t be able to miss it because of the amazing smell coming from the grill. The best burger I’ve ever had, no joke. Tender, moist, juicy, flavorful… I would go back to London just for this burger. To make it even better, there are some great toppings to go along with it as well — sweet tomato sauce and sweet, crispy pickles. Delicious. The rest of the market is great as well. I went toward closing time and while a lot of vendors had run out of certain items, the benefit was other vendors had reduced prices on their goods!
Place rating: 5 Denver, CO
#596 While walking around the Covent Garden Market and witnessing the many«magic» acts, I found myself sniffing the air and inhaling the most beautiful aromas you could ever imagine. So, I followed my nose and found myself HERE at the Real Food Market! It was such a gorgeous sight to behold — fresh foods everywhere! Meat, vegetables, breads, cheeses, desserts — anything you could ever crave, sitting outside in an open market just like the old days. I wanted to try everything with plans to buy them all, but the purse change jangled silently that day. It is now a new goal, though, to come back here and eat as much as I can without a care in the worry physically(fat worries) and financially.
Place rating: 5 Washington, DC
Went back, got freshly grilled burgers, chocolatey brownies and a «coffee» cake topped with coffee frosting. Verdict? DELICIOUS.
Place rating: 4 London, United Kingdom
I’m THE trampiest foodie EVER. By that I mean, I spend my life looking for free samples of food that are available in shops. Little nibbles. It’s like an addiction/hobby of mine. And Guess what started my crack addiction on free sample food? It is this place, the covent garden real food market. It’s actually become REALLY massive, and I’m sure you’ve seen it, once or twice if you;re ever in London on a Thursday. It used to only be in the Summer, and MYGOD, my summers were a big hazy dream about food. I used to save up my pittance money from my part time job to fund my travels to London to eat.(I still do that, but this way I spent less because of the samples!) However, they’ve expanded, it’s every Thursdays from 11am-7pm. There are SOOO many stalls chockablocked full of italian food, paella, risotto, cheese, wine, olive oil, bread, bakery, jam.(Fine, I’m a middle class tramp!) But each stall MAY have little sample pieces to try, such as bread, oil, cakes, ice cream. I once scored a massive piece of french bread with fig jam. PROPERSIZED! Okay, I lied. it’s not chockablocked because if you get there late, after 5pm, it’s all gone. Most of the samples anyways, and once the stalls run out of ingredients, thats it, they’re packing up for the day. I think the limitedness also fuels my addiction to limited edition stuff. I’m not sure this place is healthy for my mental state. Aside from the fact that this place used to keep me coming back like a drug, the king of food dealers that I could not walk away from, even to this day is the Sporeboys stand.(Think theres a business page for them for a stand in East london, but they have one here too.) Anyways, Sporeboys is a risotto stand, THEBEST risotto I’ve ever eaten EVER. for a fiver, you get a substantial amount in a paper box, with rocket and stinky parmesan and that little box of heaven is going to be my preferred choice of last meal before i die. It is THAT good.