Mercato Metropolitano | South

Elephant & Castle, Grab & Go

Elephant and Castle… home to gnarly boxing gym Rooney’s and the ultimate fitness party at Ministry Does Fitness.

If you find yourself wandering aimlessly looking for somewhere to re-fuel post workout (believe us, we’ve been there…) pay a visit to Mercato Metropolitano.

The urban farmers’ market offers a mix of Italian and London based artisan producers. If you’re laying off the focaccia, cheese and gnocchi fritters, here’s a round up of some healthier alternatives…

Tiny Leaf: London’s first organic, vegetarian, zero waste restaurant. Try the buckwheat pancakes or breakfast tacos & eggs with avocado and tomato salsa. If you’re swinging by for lunch, order the courgetti with almond pesto, basil and flaked almonds. Wash it down with a Tiny Leaf cocktail with organic gin, elderflower, apple, ginger and cucumber, an organic cider or glass of biodynamic wine. This vegan, gluten free spot is a foodie must for discerning Londoners!

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Risotteria Primavera: Famed Italian rice producers serving seasonal risottos and middle-eastern inspired whole food salads!

Ginger & Mint: A juice bar serving freshly squeezed juices and smoothies using sustainably farmed fruit and vegetables.

Quintessentially Vietnamese: Homemade Vietnamese street food serving fresh salads, warming pho and banh mi rolls and sweet Vietnamese-style coffee.

Tonneria by Assent Madre: Specialists in chargrilled and sashimi red tuna from the Mediterranean.

Address: Mercato Metropolitano, 42 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6DR

Tube: Elephant & Castle (Bakerloo, Northern)

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A destination for healthy hedonists that fuses the worlds of fitness, healthy food and drink.