With this season’s frenetic pace quickening with the passing of each day till the Twenty-fifth, Londonist genuinely appreciates Slow Food London’s mellowed and delicious approach to “good and clean and fair” Christmas shopping. Located immediately outside South Bank’s Royal Festival Hall (on the non-riverside Belvedere Road bit), the Slow Food London Christmas Market commenced yesterday and continues through Sunday, from 11am to 8pm each day.
We were pleased to have a roam around the market with the "no hype" folks from Qype during last night’s kick-off when we managed to pick up some perfect gifts for our families and friends (as well as some tasty treats for ourselves!). We also enjoyed some gorgeous roast pork sandwiches with hot spicy cider from RFH’s Canteen restaurant. Virtually every vendor was worthy of sampling and many deserving of your patron, but if we had to single out one for the B-line … Altissima’s lardo blew us away. Visit SlowFoodLondon.com for more info.
Photography by Chris Osburn © 2007