Borough Market for vegans
London's Borough Market is where those locals and tourists overly interested in their stomachs and overly careless about the fullness of their wallets go to stock up on foodie goodies.
It's not a million miles away from where I work, so I thought I'd put on my best vegan explorer hat and check out the animal free options.
First up and worth a mention is Turnips. It's a a huge - and I mean huge paint-an-H-there-and-you-could-land-a-helicopter huge - greengrocers, rammed to the gunnels with fruit and veg you'll be familiar with, and some you might not be. Galangal? Bull's heart tomatoes? Salisfy? Check. Feeling flush? Go the mushroom section and try not to wince when you see how much a handful or two will set you back.
Another honorable mention goes to The Turkish Deli, for their Turkish delight and - yes, you've guessed it - Turkish coffee. They make no bones about the vegan-ness of most of their Turkish delight (a couple of flavours have honey in, but most don't), and proudly announce it's gelatine-free. What's more, it's got the perfect level of squidge, comes in all manner of quirky flavours including the far-tastier-than-it-sounds pine sap. You can get a cube of Turkish delight with a cup of the rocket fuelled coffee, and still only need a couple of coins for the privilege. Bargain.
8 Southwark Street
0207 407 1002