London: Mercato Metropolitano

Mercato Metropolitano
Mercato Metropolitano


Last month I finally made to Mercato Metropolitano,  launched last year it houses a vibrant foodie community of small farmers and local producers offering delightful street food and drinks. Located just a few minutes from Elephant & Castle in London is a dynamic and social space.

I really enjoy going to bazaars and food emporiums are always a joy of discovery! Going to this market is like traveling the world without leaving London.

Their primary focus is well-being and champion small and artisan produce. I won’t find big chains in here. Their motto is based on  fundamental principles of ‘small is beautiful’ and ‘natural is good.’ On arrival, you already sense the positive community vibe which has created jobs for the locals as well as increased social and cultural values to the newly regenerated area.

They thrive on sustainability, environmental, economic and social aspects of the community.  There’s a cinema and arts centre, on-site urban garden and music space; it’s children-friendly, `a Body Studio fitness studio and boxing gym. There’s also a workspace for the emerging entrepreneurial community.
Soon there will be a designated cookery demo area.
Mercato Metropolitano is a commitment to sustainability; recycling is high on the agenda – lots of bins and signs remind you of that and no-frills layout.

The range of fresh food vendors is vast including Vietnamese, Italian,  Argentinian,  Lebanese,  Spanish and French. They have a fabulous Italian supermarket too. It’s a very diverse and exciting space so near Central London with easy access.



Fresco Pizza




award winning ice cream at
Badiani Ice-cream


Make your own  at Tiramisu



Sicilian Donuts at Mercato Metropolitano




tapas time!


Mercato Metropolitano


Inside Enoteca at Mercato Metropolitano



Arepa! at


Chicken deliciousness
Brisket at
Chicken & Foxes





Vietnamese rolls at
Quintessentially Vietnamese


making risotto at
Risotteria Primavera


Mercato Metropolitano London
Mercato Metropolitano

Mercato Metropolitano

42 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6DR
Monday    Closed
Tuesday    11am–11pm
Wednesday    11am–11pm
Thursday    11am–11pm
Friday    11am–11pm
Saturday    11am–11pm
Sunday    10am–9pm


* Caffé Torrelli Great coffee and Spritz
* Salcicciamo Italian sausage producer
* Tiramisù,  Tiramisù made to order: choose your base, your mascarpone and your toppings
* Tortellino
Handmade pasta from the Emilia-Romagna region.
* Badiani Ice-cream
Award-winning gelato from Florence
* Piadina
Italian flatbread from the east coast of Italy handmade on site
* MM Bar
Mercato Metropolitano’s very own bar: beer, wine and cocktails.
* Freeto
Italian style fried fish and vegetables
* Fresco Pizza
Pizza from Naples
* Enoteca
Italian wine shop bringing over 100 different producers from all over the world
* Champagne+Fromage
Cheese and champagne from small French producers
* Los Pibes
Argentinian Churrasco cooked on an open fire
* Guasacaca
The best Venezuelan Arepas in London
* Italian Job Craft Beer
Craft Beer from Italy and UK: a great selection of bottles and draft
* Lebanese Canteen
Lebanese wraps with fillings such as falafel and chicken
* Chicken & Foxes
Chicken roasted on a spit on site and served with a range of sides
* Prairie
American Style BBQ and smoke house
* Quintessentially Vietnamese
Homemade Vietnamese food and coffee
* Risotteria Primavera
Italian rice producers
* Tiny Leaf
Organic and zero waste vegetarian food

Food Trucks
* Little Sicily
Arancini and Cannoli
* That’s Food
Great cocktails from a gorgeous caravan
* Oyster & Bellini Fantinel
prosecco and local oysters

Backyard Cinema, Rooney’s Boxing Gym and Prezzemolo e Vitale and the fantastic supermarket selling fabulous products and produce from Italy.

Disclosure: I was  a guest on  a private tour of the market. All views are my own.




  1. February 15, 2017 / 8:01 am

    Wow! This looks amazing and not far from me at all. So glad I've seen this i'll need to take a visit.

  2. February 15, 2017 / 8:37 am

    Sign me up for the Italian supermarket. Hello! There's so many vendors it looks like there's something for everyone.

  3. February 15, 2017 / 10:08 am

    I've been here a few times now as it is literally a 10 minutes walk. Weirdly I was invited to a preview, but then no one bothered to show me round. It does seem to be evolving quite quickly so when I get the chance I'll go back with a friend and take another look

  4. ana de jesus
    February 15, 2017 / 6:45 pm

    Sign me up for some Fresco pizza and I love tiramisu that would be an amazing food fest for me x

  5. Abbie Wilkinson
    February 15, 2017 / 6:57 pm

    I've not heard of this in London before! Looks fantastic, I love the idea of small is beautiful too!

  6. February 15, 2017 / 9:52 pm

    This sounds like an amazing place, so much choice and variety! I am terrible at deciding what I want to eat, so it would take me hours!

  7. Pasta Bites
    February 16, 2017 / 6:40 pm

    shame i couldnt meet you! like Fiona I am a regular now, especially at the Prezzemolo & Vitale shop… love their stuff!

  8. Jess | The Indigo Hours
    February 16, 2017 / 10:07 pm

    It sounds like you can find literally anything you fancied here! All the food looks delicious in your photos <3