Mercato Metropolitano is a vibrant new market in Elephant & Castle which celebrates Italian food and drink. Housed in a disused paper factory, this covered market covers 45,000 ft, with brilliant Italian producers and chefs selling regional delights.
Choose from irresistable pizzas at ‘Pizza Napoletana’, fresh handmade pasta from ‘Tortellino’, or indulge with an ice-cream from Gelateria Badiani, Florence’s award-winning gelato makers. Within the market you can find everything from artisan coffee roasters to butchers, a juice bar, a bakery and a decadent mozzarella bar.
Also onsite is Prezzemolo e vitale, a family-run Palermo supermarket who sell every Italian ingredient you could ever hope for, including premium cured meats, cheeses, and a wonderful range of olive oils. The founders hope this will become a hub for locals and professionals working nearby, within the complex there is a boxing gym and a coworking music space.
As well as providing delicious food, MM hope to educate and raise awareness of food sustainability, and will be hosting events and live demonstrations in the coming months.
As a South Londoner I couldn’t be happier to have this tasty new market on my doorstep.
Find Mercato Metropolitano at: Borough Triangle, Newington Causeway, SE1.
More information here: www.mercatometropolitano.co.uk