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!
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!
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 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. 🧀🧀🧀