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. Do you have a gluten or nut allergy? I believe I saw gluten-free options in the market and any vendor will be able to tell you what is inside their food if you ask them. Many of the vendors sell local and organic food (meaning food that is chemcial free and only has had organic insecticides used on it) as well which is amazing for those of you wanting to support healthier and greener options.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.