South East London isnt exactly at the heart of the British food revival in the same way that Pittsburgh isnt exactly at the heart of International Eco-Tourism.
Nonetheless, occasionally some worthy soul makes a go at it even here, so theyre worth supporting when they do.
In this instance, Greenwich market has started trying to attract food stalls at the weekend. With mixed success (mixed as in almost none). However, the glorious exception to this rule is the Italian stall run by a Sardinian couple. Its simple and straightforward stocking about a dozen different sorts of ham/sausage and about 20 cheeses. But with a bread stall next door an off-licence by the market, what else do you need for a fine picnic in Greenwich Park ? Great service and good flavours from two people who like you to like their food. Worth looking out for if youre visiting youll find it towards the end of the market nearest to the Cutty Sark. And infinitely better than anything else the neighbourhood offers by way of sit-down eating.
With Gennaros Deli in Lewisham and Hand Made Foods in Blackheath this makes 3 decent provisioners within a couple of miles of each other.
Now, does anyone know any areas of outstanding natural beauty in Pittsburgh ?