I’m not great at new year’s resolutions. At best I consider pressing reboot, rather than making a list of promises to myself because I know I don’t have much willpower or stamina when it comes to shifting gear so suddenly as soon as it hits January 1st. It hasn’t been a dry January and I haven’t bought a Nutribullet. But saying that, I am a big fan of goals and giving myself goals such as the winter run series and a shopping trip at the start of next month has meant I’ve been going to the gym more often than usual and watching what I eat.
One of the ways I’m making sure I eat properly is to make sure I shop properly. I’m trying harder to plan what I buy so I don’t end up grabbing whatever is most convenient at the end of the day. Shopping properly also means I have more chance of picking up quality ingredients which obviously means a tastier supper.
Recently, I learned about Brompton Food Market in South Kensington. It’s round the corner from the wonderful al fresco strip of restaurants on Exhibition Road and it fits nicely with the locale.
Brompton Food Market is about “the produce; carefully sourced from around the world with seasonal fruit and veg kept in perfect condition, rare breed meat, aged and cut with knowledge and care and sparkling fish straight from the boats in Newlyn Harbour.”
… and that you can enjoy a coffee or a bite to eat amongst the produce.
Out back there is also a wonderful gem, a secret garden which isn’t so secret amongst the locals. It’s a really fabulous spot which seems to be popular in the winter and I can imagine it being a great place to hang out during the other seasons, especially summer.
Brompton Food Market are also about to start holding events. The first one is a Burns Night Supper on January 23rd which sounds great. Co-owner and chef Luke Mackay will be preparing a four-course menu which starts with some Champagne and canapés as a preamble to the dinner.
For more information about this evening and future events, here’s the store’s website.
Brompton Food Market, 33 Thurloe Place, SW7 2HQ. 0207 584 4491.