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London: Best NON-Restaurant Places and Shops for a Foodie?

webhund | Nov 30, 200908:31 AM

What are great foodie sites, things to do, must-go shops, and other unique culinary-related places for a foodie in London that are NOT restaurants?

Leaving next week for 10 days in London and staying near Marble Arch; will go anywhere my Oyster Card will take me. Tell me what the best foodie-sites are that are not restaurants or pubs. I've searched the heck out of Chow and have my lists of places to eat/snack/drink ready to go. But now I need something to see and do between meals. Last year, we stumbled across the amazing Slow Food market next to the Southbank Centre, but we're missing it by one weekend this year, unfortunately. Will be in London December 11-18. So, what do you recommend?

To give an idea of what I'm looking for, currently on my list are: Portobello Road Spice Shop, Books for Cooks in Notting Hill, and, of course, Borough Market. Have also heard good things about Biggles Sausages and Divertimenti.

Finally, for Londonist foodies, which one of these markets do you recommend as "must-sees":


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