London || Maltby Street Market at Ropewalk

Not so far away from the famous Borough Market, is its less well-known cousin the Maltby Street Market. Maltby Market:Ropewalk used to be relatively unknown but it has grown in popularity in recent years for obvious reasons: the food stalls there are top-notch quality and the setting itself is gorgeous. Picture the scene: a tiny, narrow street, squashed between a building and a bridge with the railway arches themselves forming spaces for stalls and tiny restaurants. 

Scotch eggs are one of the market’s most famous wares, which I was not particularly excited about. You see I don’t like Scotch eggs. I think they are one of those foodstuffs that you only love if you grew up eating them. Or so I thought. After a Scotch egg from the Finest Fayre stall I am a convert. These are eggs that I can get on board with. We took the recommendation of the stall owner (who said his favourites were the Chorizo Scotch egg and the Breakfast Scotch egg, a blend of sausage and mushrooms). I’ll never look back. I’ll still not eat a casual Scotch egg from Tescos like Sam, but hand me one made with love and I’ll devour it. Most amazingly, they had gotten the eggs to the point where the yolks were still runny and not hardboiled. Egg perfection. 

Also take it from me that the brownies sold by Bad Brownie are transformative. Aka they will transform you into a brownie monster for life! Other stalls that caught my eye, but alas, my eyes were bigger than my stomach were the cheese toasties (aka grilled cheese) from the Cheese Truck, and the chicken and waffles from Waffle On. 

A warning: as the space is tiny, it can get crowded really, really quickly. The earlier you go, the fewer people there will be. Which of course carries the risk of not getting to eat a sandwich and mains galore at breakfast hour. Also make sure to bring plenty of cash with you as most stalls don’t accept cards.

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The market is only open on weekends: Saturdays from 9-4 and Sundays from 11-4. Located at: Ropewalk, SE1 2HQ. (About a 10 minute walk from London Bridge station.) 

Have you been to this market? Do you have a favourite stall? 

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  • I STILL haven’t been here even though everyone I know raves about it.

    Emma Inks

  • I much prefer Maltby Street to Borough and yes, those brownies are pretty lethal lol x

  • Oooh, must try those brownies! They look amazing!! xxx

  • Ala

    It looks fab! I never got the chance to go to Maltby St market before we left but wanted to for ages to try the salt beef sandwiches from Monty’s Deli! Good old Sam, with his Tesco scotch eggs hahaaa, that made me giggle! x

    • The man will eat any scotch egg set in front of him. What a weirdo. You’ve been causing me huge life envy with your Facebook posts lately! x

  • I’ve totally fallen in love with street food markets lately, and really wish there were more on offer near me! We’ve already found one to head to next week in Lisbon and I can’t wait! Stephie xx

  • lots of yummy stuff!:)

  • Miu

    I had no idea something like ‘Scotch eggs’ existed, but thanks to you I’m a bit more smarter now 😉 I have a love-hate-relationship with food markets, because food and also too much food to try in one day 😉

  • the market looks really cute! xx

  • I love going to the markets and this one looks awesome. Such pretty pictures!

  • This is my most favourite London market! I actually went to it because of the Cheese Truck, which I discovered for the first time when they came to a food hall in Leeds. Totally had a massive brownie last time I was there too.

    • I want all things cheese now. This is a terrible post to respond to while I am at work starving 😉 x