Around Town: Home edition part 2

Picture: Village Green Grocers Photo: Bardan Pradhan

Published: 08/07/2020

Welcome to Around Town: Home Edition part 2 where we help you fully stock your kitchen with good food, featuring some of London’s best bakers, grocers and independent producer putting people above profit.

This installment covers fresh bread, cupboard staples and specialty ingredients, allowing you to cook with food that isn’t only delicious but also great for people and planet.

Grocers and Shops:   

The Deli Downstairs


Their brand-new web shop has you covered for all your gourmet deli delights. Fresh seasonal organic fruit and veg, meat and cheese as well as pastries and cakes, jams, and chutneys!   



Get Loose  


A social enterprise within Hackney City Farm with small village shop vibes!  Plastic free and with 100% organic fresh and dried produce. Including fruit, nuts, grains, pulses, dairy and cosmetics. Currently serving through a hatch for social safety!  



Petersham Nurseries


Collect fresh farm produce along with wine and beers from their cellars. Their delivery service offers locals their premium meat and fruit and veggies from their family farm in Devon. Also, soon their café will be reopening for tasty summer menu into the evening!  



Naked Larder


Click and collect service for their ethical, sustainable and package free dry good, as well as ecofriendly cleaning products! By getting the dried products in bulk and measuring out to order, the Naked Larder reduce the impact, packaging and waste involved in grocery shopping.  


Naked Larder Refilling. Photo: Phili Denning


Made in Greenwich  

Delivering across London 

Made in Greenwich brings together all the local creators from food and drink, to cosmetics and toys, giving them a platform to sell their wonderful goods. Check out their collaboration with the Royal Arsenal Farmers’ Market where they have put together Market Bundles featuring selections of amazing products from the market for lots of different occasions.  



Shop With Out Packaging

Lee Green  

With a zero waste ethos SWOP rejects single-use packaging and allows you to shop with much lower impact. Selling food, groceries and household products which all strive to be organic, Fairtrade, local and ethical.  


Shop Without Packaging. Photo Harriet Hemsley


Village Green Grocers

Charlton Village 

A local shop with artisan producers including; Kentish fruit and veg, organic groceries, cruelty-free products and low packaging. They have also been doing local deliveries during lockdown so everyone around can get hold of the good food.  



Hen Corner

Brentford. Preorder and collection each Friday 

Selling a wide range of breads, buns, rolls, and cakes from their micro bakery as well as eggs, honey and veggies from their amazing kitchen garden featuring 20 hens and two honeybee colonies!  



Ma Baker  

Fulham - delivery within SW6  

Fresh baked, hand crafted real breads, sourdoughs, crackers, biscuits and granola. Delivered to your door!  They have the view that ‘good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods’ and we agree.  



Aston's Bakehouse 

Find them across London at various farmer markets  

The go to for organic, handmade breads and pastries. Rustic loafs full of character with amazing texture and flavour. They are now also selling their own milled organic flour and bread baking kits including sour dough starters. Perfect if you want to make your own at home!   




Delivery Across London 

Starting out in Hampstead, the popular bakery now has 50 locations spread across London and beyond. Popular because of their incredible selection of breads, cakes and pastries. A fantastic place to treat yourself to some indulgent baked goods!  



Specialty Ingredients: 

Bermondsey Street Bees


Sustainably produced raw, single-source, English honey, which results in exceptional flavours. Buying authentic English honey supports the small producers as well as the essential honeybee population – who we rely on to pollinate all our food!   


Bermondsey Street Bees. Photo: Sarah Wyndham Lewis



Borough Market 

Using only artisan independent farmers their extra virgin olive oil is not to be missed. Check out their online shop for the best Greek ingredients brought into London.  



The Rustic Roots Company 

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Amazing sugar free chili chutneys including lemon and lime, herby, and mild to extra spicy! Good-mood-food on a mission to eliminate negativity around mental health through peer support groups.  



Silly Greens

Delivered across London 

Living herbs delivered to your door, Silly Green’s micro herbs are small but punchy, ready to open, grow, and then snip directly into your addition to any meal allowing you to experience the freshest food right from your windowsill!  


Silly Greens. Photo: Kate Anglestein


Tickles Pickles

Across London 

If pickled goods tickle your fancy you have come to the right place. Their natural fermentation gives their pickled fresh veg a distinctive zing. Taste the pickles from around the world including Korean kimchi and a Persian torshi 


Tickles Pickles. Photo: Nic Crilly-Hargrave


Well bean co.

Delivering across London 

Bean to bar plant-based chocolate made with planet friendly ingredients and packaging. From original ‘mylk’ to chocolate orange and salted caramel. Every purchase supports mental health workshops – so their bars are good for brains too!  



Also Check Out:  

Better Food Traders 

This group of radical retailers currently include some top-quality fruit and veg schemes. Being a Better Food Trader means they ensure their supply chains are fair and ethical, so you know you’re getting the best of the veg! 



Cookery School at Little Portland Street

Virtual Classes  

Feel like your cooking skills need refining? The Cookery School at Little Portland Street has your back with their interactive classes you can participate in from your own kitchen. From crème brulées to Filo pastry, this is a great chance to push your culinary skills!  



Don't feel like cooking? Check out our Around Town: Home edition part 1 where we brought together all the best restaurants delivering.