Due of York Square, Chelsea, SW3 4LY
Started by the eponymous grocery store in 2005 with just 15 stalls, Partridge’s Food Market has gone from strength to strength and now has 70 quality food stalls setting up in this smart Chelsea square every Saturday. The market is a great mix of food to take home and cook and street food offering all kinds of freshly prepared dishes to eat on the go. For grocery shopping there are some excellent butchers, a seasonal fruit and veg stall along with delicious breads, prepared meats, olives and deli dishes, fresh pasta as well as cakes and cheeses. If you can’t find all that you need there is always Partridges just next to the market.
The street food here is incredibly varied with oysters freshly prepared for a pound each making a great starter to your journey through the market. Among the treats here are delicious fish burgers, substantial Greek wraps and sushi which you can see being prepared as well as substantial organic burgers prepared by the butchers who supply the meat.
The energy of this market is really infectious and the foodies here are always willing to dispense advice, cooking suggestions or simply talk about the provenance of their produce. There are a few places to sit and enjoy your food, but most people choose to amble among the stalls while enjoying the dish of their choice.
Just behind the market is the Saatchi Gallery which is dedicated to modern art and has a busy programme of exhibitions which are always worth exploring.
This feature is taken from our forthcoming book:
by Andrew Kershman