Barnes Farmers Market may be swarming with prams, toddlers, very cute dogs and the occasional goose that's wandered over from the pond, but there are also a whole load of goodies there that you won't find anywhere else. Head to the market on Saturdays between 10am and 2pm and you'll find treats including...
Rainbow salads and juices to banish even the worst hangover
&Feast are event caterers who have a wine and food shop in Barnes and bring a selection of their ready-made, beautiful salads to the market on Saturday mornings. You can pick up bright and colourful salads made from the best seasonal ingredients, roasted veggies, spicy couscous mixes, as well as our favourite, their cold pressed juices. Flavours including apple, ginger, lemon and cayenne, or shots of turmeric, orange and ginger will put a spring in your step and set you right for the day.
Bacon baps all the way from Nottinghamshire
Of course, you can get bacon baps at any farmers' market worth visiting. But when you get a bacon bap from The Barn Bacon Co, who come all the way from Nottinghamshire to Barnes every Saturday, you get something pretty special. Choose from white, granary or wholemeal bread and fill it with dry-cured bacon, free-range sausage and/or black pudding, free-range eggs fried to your preference, cheese, sweet confit onion chutney or chilli sauce.
Some of the best cakes in London
Described by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Christophe Novelli as 'the best chocolatier in France', Natacha-Charlez is very strict about where she sells her beautiful cakes, and the only market where you can buy her creations is Barnes Farmers Market. Get there early to get a piece of the pie though as she sells out fast, and rightly so.
Shiitake mushroom spring rolls and green papaya salad
Yes, you read that right. Stock up on boxes full of spicy, fresh Thai food from Boes Kitchen at Barnes Farmers Market. The smells alone will leave you wanting more. They do hot curries, cold salads and everything in between. If a bacon bap is too much for breakfast, try a box of their Thai goodness instead.
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