Shops

Algerian Coffee Stores

Since the doors first opened in 1887 coffee and tea have dominated the shops atmosphere. Today, 128 years later, the Algerian Coffee Stores has evolved into one of the worlds best known and leading suppliers of coffee and tea. Offering a choice of over 80 coffees and 120 teas from around the world. The list continues to grow as they continue to source speciality coffee and teas from small corners of the world. They source original, delicious and fine confectionery. There is also a large variety of domestic coffee makers.
The shop still retains some original features, the wooden shelves along the walls, the original wooden counter and display case.

http://www.algcoffee.co.uk/
52 Old Compton Sreet, London W1D 4PB
Monday – Wednesday 9am – 7pm, Thursday and Friday 9am – 9pm, Saturday 9am – 8pm
It is wheelchair accessible (help is available to get into the shop)
020 7437 2480
Ambala Foods

Ambala is one of the most prestigious confectionery and savoury brands in the world, known for the excellent quality of its products. The range of Asian sweets on offer at Ambala vary from delicious after-dinner desserts to exotic confectioneries.

From amongst the classical Asian sweets they offer include delicious Rasmalai, succulent Rasgulla mouth-watering Gulab Jamun, delicate Jalebis and delectable Barfis and Halwas, not to mention their exquisite Baklava.

https://www.ambalafoods.com/
112-114 Drummond Sreet, London NW1 2HN
Daily 9am – 8.30pm
It is wheelchair accessible
0845 003 5655
Bermondsey Farmers’ Market

Bermondsey Antiques Market has a wide range of antiques. Traders sell everything from cutlery to furniture and china to jewellery. A treat to explore, the antiques market is popular with antique traders, tourists and bargain hunters alike. You will find great expertise amongst the antiques traders, many of whom have been coming to Bermondsey Square for years.

Whether it’s breakfast or brunch you are spoilt for choice. A choice of great cafes and restaurants surround Bermondsey Antiques Market offering some of the best breakfasts around.

Bermondsey Square, Southwark Greater, London SE13
Saturday 10am – 2pm
It is wheelchair accessible
07923 109 170
Blackheath Farmers’ Market / Seasonal Suffolk

Blackheath farmers’ market, located in the car park of Blackheath rail station takes place every Sunday. As befits a market that’s been established for many years it seems as if everyone knows the farmers by name. It’s very much a social gathering, with customers queueing patiently whilst waiting for the market bell to ring.

This is probably the only place in the capital where you can buy giants puffballs, wild damsons, windfall crab-apples, home-smoked pigeons and pork and pistachio terrine.

 

Blackheath Station Car Park, London SE3 9LA
Sunday 10am – 2pm
It is wheelchair accessible
01206 617 042
Bloomsbury Farmer’s Market

Right in the heart of Bloomsbury this Thursday market is a great place to relax and unwind in peaceful Torrington Square. Just off the newly refurbished Byng Place. The perfect location for a local lunch and a spot of food shopping. There’s always a good selection of farm produce and hot food to take away.  Escape from your office or your studies for an hour, pop down and grab some fresh food and fresh air.

Torrington Square, London WC1E 7JL
Thursday 9am – 2pm
It is wheelchair accessible
020 7833 0338
Bookartbookshop

Bookartbookshop features the publications of some of Britain’s best-known artist presses and publishers of artists’ books, as well as books from abroad. The shop is a centre and a service for individual & institutional collectors, artists, publishers and the aesthetically and bibliographically curious.

It is presently a not-for-profit organisation ploughing back any profits into the improvement of the enterprise, and while it aspires to have a team of full paid staff it is still dependant partly upon volunteer labour.

http://www.bookartbookshop.com/
17 Pitfield St, London N1 6HB
Wednesday – Friday 1pm – 7pm, Saturday 12pm – 6pm
It is wheelchair accessible
020 7608 1333
Bumblebee

Not only is one of the best wholefood shops in London, it is also one of the cheapest.

The vegetable section is piled high with shiny organic lemons and wooden boxes of freshly picked spinach and crisp fennel. You can also get refills for nature friendly cleaning products as well as luscious blueberry cakes, gentle hand creams and even organic pet food.

http://www.bumblebeenaturalfoods.co.uk/
30, 32 & 33 Brecknock Road, Kentish Town, N7 ODD
Monday – Wednesday 9am – 6.30pm, Thursday 9am – 7pm, Friday and Saturday 9am – 6.30pm
The shops are wheelchair accessible
020 7607 1936
Carmelli Bakery

They remain faithful to traditional methods and are still baking their bagels by hand, giving each one their full attention.

Their outstanding team of chefs and pastry experts will provide you with the freshest breads, desserts and cakes as well as bespoke speciality cakes tailor-made to your every desire. They also offer a wide selection of finger food, light bites and platters for every occasion.

http://www.carmelli.co.uk/
126-128 Golders Green Road, London NW11 8HB
It is wheelchair accessible
020 8455 2074
Cheeses

This is a good place to ask about the provenance of each cheese and to find out about the best one for your particular palate. Or you can just drop by and pick up a soft ewe’s milk to spread on an oat cracker with a glass of red wine later on.

http://cheesesonline.co.uk/
13 Fortis Green Road, London N10 3HP
Tuesday – Saturday 9.30am – 5.30pm
The shop is wheelchair accessible but is very narrow
020 8444 9141
Chegworth Farm Shop

It is no surprise that the shelves at the front of hits organic grocers are full to the ceiling with bottles of Chegworth Farm juices.

Raspberries, pears, apples and beetroots are all pressed in small batches on their family-run fruit farm in the Kent countryside.

 

221 Kensington Church Sreet, London W8 7LX
Monday – Saturday 8am – 6pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm
It is wheelchair accessible
020 7229 3016