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Marks & Spencer Sunderland77 High Street West, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR1 3DD
Quality is the name of the game here, and great effort goes into producing consistent products. Good salad leaves, pre-packed vegetables and trimmed meat. Their excellent selection of traiteur dishes include those from the Italy, the Far-East and India; unfortunately they are designed to be inoffensive so tend to hold the middle-ground in the flavour stakes. The basic range has recently been joined by one called Connoisseur, developed in conjunction with Albert Roux; this includes the likes of crab cakes with chili sauce and monkfish with sweet pepper - tasty, good value and convenient. They still produce the best chicken Kievs available; but, be careful not to buy the cheaper reformed meat version. Excellent party nibbles.
Perhaps their next efforts should be put into incorporating more free-range/organic/local products into their existing range.
- Open: Mon-Weds 9.00-17.30; Thurs 9.00-19.00; Fri & Sat 8.30-18.00; Sun 11.00-17.00
- Closed: some Bank Holidays
ProductsShow All ProductsShow Less ProductsAioli Albondigas (Spanish Meat Balls) & other meat balls Almonds Amaretti Anchovies brown fillets - preserved in oil Anchovies silver / Boquerones- preserved in oil Apples Asparagus fresh in season Bacon Bagels Beef - grass fed Biscotti Biscuits - for cheese Biscuits - sweet Black Pudding Blini - ready made Blueberries - in season Brandy Butter (often only near Christmas) Bread Bread - French Bread - Italian Breakfast cereal Brioche Burgers - beef (of top quality) Christmas Cake Cakes - home-made style Cakes - special occasion Capers in brine Charcuterie Cheese Straws Cheese - British Isles Cheese - French Cheese - goats Cheese - Italian Cheese - sheeps' (ewes') Cheese - soft Cheesecake Cheese - water buffalo Chicken Kiev - top class Chicken - reputable Free Range Chocolate - Drinking Chutney pickles & relishes Coffee Condiment Sauces & Jellies Couscous Cream - Clotted Crème fraiche Crisps; top quality Croissant fresh Cucumbers; pickled Curry Paste: Danish Pastries fresh Delicatessen; general Desserts; of high quality Dips Easter Eggs; good Fish cakes Flour - good selection Food as Gifts Fruit Cordials - natural Fruit Coulis Fruit juices Fruit Pies Fruit - dried Fruit - fresh Fruit - tinned Ginger - crystallised Gingerbread Gravadlax Groceries Haggis Ham & Gammon Ham - Parma Harisa/Harrissa Herbs - fresh these will be seasonal Herrings - marinated Honey Hot Cross Buns - sometimes only before Easter Houmus Ice cream - top quality Italian groceries Jam & preserves Kippers - undyed Lamb (seasonal) Maple syrup Marmalade Meat - prepared for barbecues Meat pies Meringues Milk - organic Cows Mince pies high quality Muesli Muffins Muffins American - style Mushrooms - Shitake Mustard Nuts - pre packed Oatcakes Oils Olive Oil Olive Oil - flavoured Olives Pancetta Panettone - sometimes just at Christmas Party Nibbles Pasta - dried Pasta - fresh Pasties Pastrami Patisserie - fresh Pears Peel - candied Pine Kernels Pizza Polenta Pork pies Porridge Oats - coarse natural Potatoes - top class/unusual Prawns - frozen Prawns - King Christmas Pudding Pulses Pumpkins - in the Autumn Quiche Rice; specialist Salad Dressing - top quality Salad leaves - of high quality Salami Salmon - farmed of top quality Sauces - chili / chillis Sauces - prepared pasta Sausages - Pork Sausages - Beef Chorizo Sesame Oil Shortbread Smoked Mackerel Smoked salmon Smoked venison Soup - top quality Stilton Tapenade Taramasalata Tea - specialist Tiramisu Tisanes / Herbal Infusions Toffee Tomato Ketchup - top quality Tomatoes - in season Tomatoes - sun dried Tortillas Traiteur/ Take Away/ Ready Meals - vegetarian Traiteur/ Take Away/Ready Meals Trout - Rainbow Tuna - fresh Turkeys - free-range (often just before Christmas) Vegetables - Exotic Vegetables - good selection of fresh Vegetables - preserved char-grilled Vinegar - wine Vinegar - balsamic Vinegar - flavoured Watercress Yoghurt - cows' milk Yoghurt - organic