Christmas markets are one of my favourite things about the festive period so as soon as one popped up in Glasgow I headed along for a nosy.
This year, the Glasgow Christmas market is along Argyll Street and is a Continental one (how fancy!) 'Continental' basically means it's food based which, I'm sure we can all agree, is the best kind of market!
Street markets are my favourite type of market. Nothing beats the atmosphere and there is something wonderful about being freezing cold and wandering past stalls that are emanating heat and delicious smells.
For me, the best time to visit Christmas street markets is later in the evening when it's dark and all the lights are on. I love getting bundled up in my winter woolies and mooching about the the stalls with a hot chocolate - or mulled wine if I'm feeling particularly festive!
The Glasgow market had an array of savory specialties from all across the world. Despite being 'Continental', Caribbean dishes such as curried goat were on offer and ostrich and kangaroo burgers were available from the Meats of the World stall if you were feeling particularly adventurous!
Don't worry though, the more traditional German bratwursts, wood fired pizzas and fish and rice options were there too.
I had already had my dinner so I was on the hunt for a dessert on this occasion but I shall definitely be back to sample a savory dish before the month is out.
There were a plenty of traditional sweet treats on offer too, macaroons, chocolate coated fruit, Turkish delight, dried fruits, pastries, biscuits and of course, french crepes. I went for Dutch Pancakes which were little warm, doughy pancakes topped with Nutella and golden syrup - fab!
There were plenty of amazing craft and gift stalls to have a look around too. I love looking at all the traditional Christmas decorations and smelling the wonderful cinnamon and orange potpourris perfect for getting into the Christmas spirit!
This year, the Glasgow Market was the first Christmas market I visited although I have since been to a couple more! Tomorrow I'm heading into Edinburgh for a look around Winter Wonderland and the German Market so I'll be sure to let you know if it lives up to Glasgow's standards :)
Have you been to a Christmas market yet?
Have a lovely weekend!
Lots of Love,