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Borough Market, London
Crammed with stalls, pubs, shops, and small restaurants, Borough Market is London’s grazing central. Come early on Thursday or Friday and avoid the Saturday crush.
Best Bites: At the outdoor grill operated by Brindisa (sandwiches for two $10.50), the smoky chorizo-and-arugula sandwiches on crusty ciabatta rolls are well worth the wait. Or perhaps you’d rather indulge in seared scallops on a bacony bean-sprout stir-fry from Shellseekers (scallops for two $14), whose owner dives for the scallops himself. For dessert, there’s rich St. Lucian chocolate from newcomer Rabot Estate (dessert for two $8). —Anya von Bremzen