Food at the Portobello Road Market, London
Six hours, all of it on my feet, was a long time to spend at the Portobello road market. Even though every minute was worth it, it came a point when I had to be fed and watered. With a selection of street food vendors mixed in with some fruit and veg vendors around, I knew I was in the right place. This was no Brick lane street food market on a Sunday,my favourite in London, but the variety was good nonetheless. I had heard of the Jamaican burger joint, Boom Burger, and was glad to lay eyes on it at the far end-ish of Portobello road, amongst the vintage clothing or fashion market.
The coconut sellers were popular and a bit of a novelty to most i’d imagined. Moroccan, Chinese, Spanish, Ghanaian and Cuban were all represented in full force on the Portobello road. The usual hotdogs, pizza, sandwiches and pastries were also present for those who fancied something light.
On Portobello road itself were a couple of sit down pubs that served basic meals with a smattering of independent coffee stall owners to get a boost of caffeine from. The freshly squeezed juice vendors also seemed to be making brisk business. On the side streets such as Elgin crescent, All Saints road and Kensington park road were more established restaurants where you could pay slightly more over the odds for a grand meal.