Chew, Chow and Chomp at Spittalfields Market

9 Nov

My friends Shuli, Anjuli and I made a trip to Spittalfields Market and then Oxford Street yesterday. Here are some of the culinary page breakers:

We began with breakfast at Coventry station: scone, clotted cream, strawberry jam and tea. How cool is that? And for just 1.99!

scone with clotted cream and strawberry jam

A note on clotted cream: For those who haven’t tried it before (the word ‘clotted’ might be off putting too), let me vouch that it is quite wonderful. To start with, its tasteless. Second, its a nice cross between cream and butter and lastly, it gets all silky and yummy with strawberry jam on top of a warm scone. Yum.

Anjuli treats herself to a generous bite of scone

Cut to Spittalfield. Irritated with the exorbitant prices of the market, we checked into this tiny little restaurant there called ‘The Crepe Affair’. Yes, I have had crepes before, but never one with Ham, Cheese, Tomato, Olive Oil and Oregano! To drink, I had a Pure Mango Smoothie.

Shuli ordered a Ham and Cheese with Extra Veg (mushrooms) and Anjuli got a Londoner (eggs, bacon and cheese)

the cool buzzer thingie

The Buzzer Thingie: They had this really cool buzzer thingie there that I think people in India should adopt soon because its so convenient and cool. So here’s how it works: you give an order and they give you a buzzer. When you order is ready, it bursts into buzzes with cool red and green flashlights, at which point you go to the counter, collect your order and return the buzzer. How cool is that?

my pizza crepe (special) with salad

cup cakes at the crepe place

There were a lot of other food attractions at the market, though unfortunately we found them only after we’d had lunch.

ooooh butternut

all kinds of olives

doh nuts

Exhausted from all the shopping (yes, we did manage to do some, finally) we made our way to Oxford Street, where we shopped some more. By then, we were more than deserving of a delicious yummy creamy awesome treat, and so we went into Starbucks to have their special Christmas Coffee – Toffee Nut and Gingerbread Latte (can’t wait to try the Peppermint Mocha). And though I hate being all Big-Chain-Restaurant type, I have to admit that it was good. And it was comforting.

After that, I refused to acknowledge my friends because they had dinner at McDonald’s, and I won’t elaborate on that because that is crossing the line.

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7 Responses to “Chew, Chow and Chomp at Spittalfields Market”

  1. honeybeeluvsjackfruit November 9, 2010 at 8:52 am #

    I enjoyed going on the food tour with you!

  2. Tania November 9, 2010 at 11:47 am #

    ahh you remind me of when i went to the remote corner of US state of Maine and hogged so much at the farmers markets for 2 months that I came back +7kgs… nt that that should stop you 😛 … Food is Life for both of us…

    btw, was it plain clotted ? or devon cream ? Devon is the original makes of the one.. and the name is place of origin copyright, like Champagne…

    Have fun… and keep eating…

  3. Jenna November 10, 2010 at 12:22 am #

    Now I have a hankering for a good scone. Maybe with a little lemon curd . . . yum! I love crepes, but I’ve never tried to make a savory one before. Looks delicious.

    • seasonsingredients November 10, 2010 at 3:45 am #

      Lemon curd sounds delicious! I guess its sweet, right? Where can I get some/ any specific brand?

  4. Her November 10, 2010 at 6:09 am #

    what amazing pictures! you had such a great day

  5. Shoe November 10, 2010 at 4:08 pm #

    Come on, you happily ate the fries and talked long story all. Don’t listen food blogging world, the author doesn’t actually mind Macdonald’s!!!

    Hahaha but great post! Love the pictures. CUPCAKES!

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