All Londoners get their groceries from Marks and Spencers, Tesco and Waitrose (our equivalent of NTUC and Cold Storage). Wrong. In fact, the more savvy ones know that fresher (and cheaper) produce can be obtained from the local markets. Like all aunties (and sometimes uncles) back home get theirs from wet markets, the markets that local frequent can be found all around the city, that's if you know where to find it.
I was at Borough Market, the largest of its kind in London, yesterday morning. There were loads of tourists there taking photos and buying the token groceries (invariantly some fruits to consume while they conquer another part of London). Well, as for me, I got some bananas, avocados, kiwis, chilli padi and sweet corn. It's actually cheaper as compared to my favorite Tesco store. But then of course,it's almost the same price as compared to back home...
Sneaked out my handphone and took a picture of one of the more popular butcher store. Though the market is more hygenic here (much is due to the cool and less humid weather), the butcher still sport the obligatory tatoos. I decided to play it safe. :-)
Saturday, August 4, 2007