A family picnic from the Greenwich Market

Food stalls in the Greenwich Market

If you’re looking for lunch in Greenwich, England you can’t go wrong heading for the Greenwich Market. Kids will love the rabbit warren of stalls. And you’ll love the food choices, everything from pastries to tamales to gyros to tangine. Many of the vendors sell local and organic food and I believe I saw gluten-free options as well.

Buying a sauage roll at the Greenwich Market

Mediterranean food at the Greenwich Market

Matt and I both enjoyed Middle Eastern wraps – warm flatbread filled with lamb, mint, and yogurt, while Teddy munched at that most British of treats: a sausage roll. Yum.

Teddy and his sauage roll

Tommy’s favorite was the apple and lemon crush from The Juice Bar (this is a child who would have a liquid lunch every day if he could). It was surprisingly tart.

Tommy sipping an apple lemon crush

If it’s a nice day, take your food across the street to the lawns of the Royal Naval College and the University of Greenwich, or walk a few more blocks to Greenwich Park and admire the view of the Royal Observatory while you eat. The kids can run around, you can enjoy the hummus that your offspring wouldn’t touch with a ten-foot pole, and everyone wins.

Greenwich Park and The Royal Observatory

Or, if it’s raining, maybe you’ll want to forgo the picnic and park yourself at The Coach and Horses for a pint and a pub lunch. The market is covered and full of curiosities, a great place to while away a rainy afternoon.

The Coach and Horses at the Greenwich Market

The Greenwich Market

The Greenwich Market is just a few blocks from the boat dock, across the street from the Royal Naval College and convenient to all of the museums in Greenwich. It’s open Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 5:00.

I share this as part of Wanderfood Wednesday at Wanderlust and Lipstick. Stop over there to see what else is cooking.

Reader Responses

5 fellow travelers had this to say

  1. The Middle Eastern wrap sounds really good. I’m a little jealous!

  2. I love the photo of your son in front of the pastries! That’s where my kids would be too, drooling!

  3. Your Middle Eastern wrap sounds absolutely divine!! :-)

  4. So many choices — truly something for everyone.

  5. Glad to see Greenwich getting some attention! It is a favourite place of ours as well: http://wp.me/pMxYi-ey
    And another great market within walking distance of Greenwich is the Blackheath Farmers Market: http://letsdosomethingdifferent.wordpress.com/2010/06/13/overlooked-local-treasures-blackheath-farmers-market/

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