Weekends are for family, sunny walks and most importantly, food. That's exactly how my weekend entailed at the food market on Southbank. My cousin Arabella come to stay with me, so I wanted to give her a taste of London life. We had the most beautiful weather, and where better to make the most of it than a walk to Southbank to pick up some delicious street food to enjoy on the grass at Jubilee Gardens underneath the London Eye.
As soon as we arrived I made no hesitation in picking up a fresh coconut to sip from while I wandered around the market sussing out the best lunch options.
When you've finished drinking the water from the coconut, you can take it back to the stall where they will chop it up so you can scoop out the fleshy coconut meat inside.
Never quite sure whether or not markets like these will include vegan food, I was happy to find this stall of Indian street food where everything on the menu could be made vegan. I chose the dosa stuffed with chickpeas and potatoes (the dosa itself was made from chickpeas too). It tasted fresh and authentic, with a chickpea noodle salad too. Who knew chickpeas could have so many different uses?!
We somehow resisted tucking into our food there and then, and strolled along The Queen's Walk beside the river until we reached the pocket of bright green grass of Jubilee Gardens, where we sat and devoured our street food. Marcus and Arabella both chose a rice dish from another stall, which didn't look as picture worthy as mine!
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