Saturday, 14 June 2014

A Borough breakfast

Borough Market near London Bridge is a dangerous place to be if you’re a foodie with cash to burn.

A cavern of delights from fresh meat, fish, fruit and veg to artisan goodies galore – it’s one of my favourite places to wander around by myself on a Saturday morning. While it's become a bit of an overpriced tourist trap these days, it’s still a place that’s close to my heart.

I go straight to The Flour Station stall where I grab myself an almond croissant for £2. Their almond croissants are quite possibly the best in London, and I usually buy two, one for ripping apart feverishly while I squeeze through the busy crowds, and another to warm up in the oven on Sunday morning. Accompany it with freshly brewed coffee or one of the many dozens of juice and smoothie options and you have a weekend bunch on-the-hoof fit for a queen.

Once my fingers are suitably sticky and covered in icing sugar, I continue my ritual of soaking in the atmosphere by tasting the salsas, smelling the cheeses, listening to the crackle of falafel being fried and feeling the ripeness of avocados and peaches.

Today, I came across a new find – Mini Magoo's – a stall I have been missing all these years as it’s been located at Borough for eight already. Mini Magoo's produces organic cereals, from granola and cornflakes to porridge and muesli, with additional natural flavourings, such as cherries, blueberries, nuts or ginger.

I decided to give the orange cornflakes and ginger granola a go – all in the name of research of course! At £4.95 each for 330g, they weren’t cheap, but they are so much more than your common-or-garden Shreddies or Alpen, and they are both gluten free.

Keep reading for a review up soon.