We popped up at Druid Street Market quite a few times at the end of 2015 and a whale of a time. The exciting news is that, from 6 February 2016, we will be there EVERY SATURDAY from 9am 'till 4pm. Hurrah!!
For the uninitiated Druid Street Market is, perhaps unsurprisingly, located on Druid Street in London SE1. It is curated by the lovely people at Toast and involves a collection of small producers and talented chefs offering delicious treats to eat on site or produce to take away.
The selection of products on our stall varies from week to week. We try to make it a little bit seasonal and use it as an opportunity to road test new products that are yet to feature on the website. The one constant is that we always bring along a selection of knives from Blenheim Forge. There is also a chopping board and some tomatoes on the stall to allow you to have a play with them and find out for yourselves why they are so darn special.
We are in great company as there are some really special stalls and mouthwateringly delicious food. These include: caramel-porn from Fatties Bakery (we don't have any photos as we literally inhale anything they produce); the most delicious cultured butter from Ampersand; and the crustiest, freshest bread from Lonzo. Add to this unique selections of charcuterie and cheese and you have more than enough foodie goodies to feast on all weekend.
If you can't wait to get home to start feasting, there is lots on offer to get your chops around straight away. Kick off with the coffee of your life from Black Box Coffee, move on to the most unusual (in the best way, think smokey, buttery lusciousness) oysters at Decateur, and finish with some of the best and most interesting reinterpretations of Asian street foods that we have seen in London.
If you need any more persuasion, it is worth noting that Druid Street Market is at the end (or the beginning, depending on how you look at it) of the Bermondsey Beer Mile. Even if you don't do the whole stretch, this means there are plenty of places - including Anspach and Hobday - to grab some craft beer as you peruse the market. It is a mere stone's throw from Maltby Street allowing you to comfortably do the double in a morning, and only moments from London Bridge.
We are happy to talk through any of our products and show you some pieces of kitchen kit you might not have seen before. Gizzi, our stall mascot, will also be giving out free licks. We will be easy to find, look out for the large Kitchen Provisions sign, or Saunders modelling an interesting collection of neon outdoor wear. Come say hello!