What to Eat and Do in Camden

Camden Market

Saturday saw it hit 23 degrees in London, so James and I got the tube to Camden to explore the lock, camden market and of course – the food stands!

 

Camden Market Oli Baba's halloumi fries

Oli Baba’s Halloumi Fries

Having spotted Oli Baba’s halloumi fries on Katy’s blog post last week, I decided to try and hunt it down in Camden market whilst we were there for the day. The market was crazy busy on Saturday but luckily we found it nestled along the canal. The halloumi fries were everything and more that I imagined…

The batter was crunchy and crisp, and the halloumi inside was super soft and squidgy. Greek yoghurt was drizzled on top with fresh mint sprinkled on top, followed by a scattering of fresh, juicy pomegranate seeds. They were SO delicious and I especially loved the pomegranate on it, it gave the halloumi a lovely sweet crunch. A portion costs £6.50, which to me is a slightly eye-watering price, but it’s London after all!

 

The market was incredibly busy Saturday, so we had a little stroll around the stalls and then settled into the Whetherspoons just by the canal for half an hour to enjoy a cold, refreshing drink. We worked up an appetite so headed back into the market in search for some Chinese food.

For those who haven’t been to Camden market before, there are so many food stall stands and eateries to try. Everything from mac n’ cheese to fried chicken, fresh stone baked pizzas and Hungarian stew, to Indian and even oreo doughnuts!

 

Camden Market chinese food

Chinese Food Stands in Camden Market

We headed into the heart of the market and found a Chinese food stand. There are plenty of these in the market, so we headed to one and for £5 you can pick and choose between a variety of Chinese dishes. I had egg fried rice, salt and pepper chicken and sweet and sour chicken. James had egg fried rice, beef in black sauce and salt and pepper chicken. The salt and pepper chicken was tender inside with a tasty crunchy batter, and the sweet and sour sauce was deliciously sweet and sticky. For £5 it’s a great deal, and the food tastes delicious, too.

 

We carried on walking through the market, enjoying the sun on our skin and a slight breeze in the air. On the walk back to the station we fancied some ice cream, so we popped into Amorino Gelato.

 

Amorino Gelato in London

Amorino Gelato

Amorino make traditional, fresh Italian gelato, ice cream, sorbets and delicious desserts. After much time deliberating which sweet treat to try, we decided on the large pot (for £7.70) to share. There’s an unlimited amount of flavours to choose from, (and you can choose as many as you like!) so we chose pistachio, salted caramel, vanilla and almond and raisin.

The gelato was cool, creamy and super flavoursome. My favourite was the pistachio one, and James loved the almond and raisin one the most. On my next visit I’d love to try the gelato flower cone with a macaroon nestled into the gelato, it looks delicate and super pretty! Having a taste for gelato has got me even more excited for my trip to Pisa this month – I’m so ready to eat my body weight in ice cream right now. Just saying.

 

Camden is a great jaunt to walk around, and there are plenty of food stands, restaurants and bars to enjoy. I can’t wait to visit Camden market again – I’m dying to try the mac n’ cheese from The Mac Factory so that’ll be my next cheesy dish to try!

In fact, there’s a free cheese festival in Camden next month and I’ve sort-of-already begged James if we can go. NO YOU’RE EXCITED. 🧀🧀🧀

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23 Comments

  1. April 10, 2017 / 3:09 pm

    Mmm that gelato looks AMAZING! I had some (from a different stall) yesterday and I’m pretty much still dreaming about it…

    Camden is so amazing for food though, isn’t it? Especially now that Kerb has a residency – although I always get nervous about how busy it is! I’ll need to brave it again soon though – those halloumi fries are calling my name! x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

  2. April 10, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    I love having a wander around Camden, I haven’t been in ages. I need some of those halloumi fries though, they sound amazing!

  3. April 11, 2017 / 4:41 pm

    YES YES YES! Love this blogpost! You write so well and I absolutely love the food pics! Great job 🙂

  4. April 11, 2017 / 5:12 pm

    I LOVE Camden so much! I can’t wait to go back if I ever go to London again! That free cheese festival sounds soo good, I want to go too!

  5. Megan mccoig
    April 12, 2017 / 9:02 am

    I haven’t been to Camden in such a long time and must go back this summer. The food stalls there are just incredible and this post has certainly made me very hungry. Looks like you had a really fun time! X

  6. April 12, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    Halloumi fries and chinese food… I need to visit 😍

  7. Mary Maria
    April 13, 2017 / 11:50 am

    So cool, I love your pics!! Have a nice day doll! ❤

  8. April 13, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    Ahh I love Camden, that was a definite favourite haunt of mine whilst living in London. Love your photos! Free cheese festival?? This sounds amazing!! xx

    Tash | natashatodd.co.uk

  9. April 13, 2017 / 5:46 pm

    Those halloumi fries look incredible, and I can already tell that pistachio gelato would be my favourite 😍😍

  10. April 13, 2017 / 8:33 pm

    My gosh those halloumi fries look insane! I love Camden such a great food selection and it’s so cheap to eat there. I love the street food and trying new things. All over the cheese festival. Do you need to register?
    Jaz xoxo
    http://www.thelifeofasocialbutterfly.co.uk

  11. April 13, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    Oh my god! Those halloumi fries! 😍 And that Chinese food! What a treat, it all looks amazing! X

  12. April 14, 2017 / 9:02 am

    That food looks incredible! I really like the Roundhouse in Camden!
    Have a lovely weekend 🙂
    Rosanna x

  13. April 14, 2017 / 11:38 am

    Sounds like you had a lovely day! I visited Camden last summer and I loved it. Such a quirky place and the food was delicious 🙂

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

  14. April 15, 2017 / 7:00 am

    anddd…. bookmarked! lol. Those Halloumi fries look immense. Shall be scouting them out next time im in Camden! I’m actually going to have to go eat something now after all these pictures haha. Thanks!
    Kate xx

    themakeupartistschoice.com

  15. April 15, 2017 / 11:35 am

    This post is making me so hungry! I must be the only person who has never tried halloumi but I feel like my first experience should be with those fries! They look so delicious.
    I’ve never been to Camden (my days in London are always extremely limited) but I’m so tempted into booking a flight right now and then following my nose to Camden Market!

  16. April 22, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    This all looks incredible!! Halloumi and Chinese food are two of my favourites 😍 Definitely need to takes a visit!

  17. April 25, 2017 / 6:05 pm

    Ahhh so much good food in this post! I honestly think I may take a little detour this weekend to find those halloumi fries they just look like heaven. Fingers crossed we get another 23 degrees day soon, it was glorious!

  18. April 26, 2017 / 6:27 am

    No wayyyy, this looks amazing! I’ve never been to Camden but it’s on my list (very long list!) of places to visit. Those halloumi fries look incredible. I’m totally craving halloumi for breakfast now oops!
    xx
    Tasmin | http://www.grandiosedays.com

  19. April 30, 2017 / 1:37 pm

    I love Camden, but didn’t get time to go there last time I was down in London. I’m so hungry now I’ve read your post though… such delicious photos! 🙂

  20. July 20, 2017 / 1:23 pm

    I’ve never tried halloumi before (no idea why?) but those fries, um they look other worldly amazing.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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