Meat & Some Veg

London has gone organic food mad. I spent yesterday at the Marylebone Fair – a yearly event featuring a fantastic selection of stalls selling specialist cheeses, bread, fruit & veg plus lots of exquisite jewellery and clothing. Since I was last on Marylebone High Street a few months ago, the place seems to have been transformed. Now it’s impossible to walk more than a few feet without seeing a new organic food grocery or pricey bakery. I’m still on the fence whether I’m prepared to pay £21/k for a sirloin steak or £2.50 for a loaf of bread especially since I’ve been going to the best butcher in London called Bifulcos for almost a decade. It’s rare these days to find a butcher that not only knows their customers all by name but, in my case, even tries to set them up on dates. A few years ago I had to dissuade them from introducing me to a ‘very nice man’ when they heard I was single. Bifulcos in Cricklewood sells fantastic Scottish beef, Osso Bucco, salt beef and their own fantastic sausages. Sure, it’s a little more expensive than the supermarkets but doesn’t seem half as expensive as the organic shops I’ve been to lately.

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Still, for those who want cheese straight off the farm, Marylebone hosts a regular Sunday market from 10am – 2pm as does my local, the O2 centre, who have a similar one in their car park on Wednesday morning. Other London based organic food markets can be found here.

2 Comments so far

  1. sean (unregistered) on June 18th, 2007 @ 10:28 am

    Any chance you can edit the post to make the photo a popup as its quite small. Just a thought, other than that a great piece.


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