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Sainsbury Camden

17 Camden Road, London, London, NW1 9LJ
Still with Waitrose the market leader amongst supermarkets (certainly in terms of quality), and both have certainly raised general standards of the middle ground in recent years.

However, they still rarely sell the very best of anything, although larger branches have a 'Specialist' section consisting of a few good quality oil and luxury items.

Their 'Taste the Difference' range offers the standards expected from any good grocer, certainly nothing more.

Larger branches with fish counters (such as this one), rely too heavily on fish that has previously been frozen. This has the disadvantage in that it can't (or shouldn't be) frozen again at home, if need be.

Like some other supermarkets, they stress about the length of time their meat is hung. However, the public need to realise that any flavour and tenderness gained from hanging, depends on the way this is undertaken, (matured for 21 days counts for little, unless the meat has been traditionally-hung on the bone).

Likewise the breed of chicken retailers offer, is as important as their claimed diet (i.e. Corn). Fast-growing chicken varieties will never have the best flavour whatever they're fed. If you've ever tried a 'Sasso' breed of chicken (possibly only available at Farmers Markets and top-quality butchers) you'll know what we mean - they are worth seeking out!

Their traiteur section is impressively comprehensive, and almost as good as Marks & Spencer's and Waitrose for some dishes; and certainly helpful to those short of time.

It's excellent that biodegradable carrier bags are now the norm and great efforts have also been made to use 'greener' packaging.

Key Features

  • Open: Mon-Fri 24 hours, Sat 7.00-22.00, Sun 11.00-17.00
  • Closed: some Bank Holidays


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organic Rice; specialist Risotto; flavoured mixes Saffron strands Salad Dressing - top quality Salad leaves - of high quality Salami Salmon - farmed – of top quality Sardines - fresh in season Sauces - chili / chillis Sauces - prepared Chinese Sauces - prepared curry Sauces - prepared pasta Sausages - Pork Sausages - Beef Sausages - gluten free Scallops - fresh Bay Seeds - for sprouting Sesame Oil Shortbread Smoked Haddock - golden Smoked Haddock - undyed Smoked Mackerel Smoked salmon Smoked Salmon - Kiln Smoked Smoked trout Smoked venison Sorbet/Water Ice Soup - top quality Spices - a good general selection Squashs - Vegetable Stare anise Stilton Sugar - organic Sugar - perruche Sugar - unrefined Tahini Paste Tapenade Tapioca Taramasalata Tea - specialist Tin Foil Tisanes / Herbal Infusions Tofu Tomato Ketchup - top quality Tomatoes - tinned organic Tomatoes - sun dried Tortillas Traiteur/ Take Away/ Ready Meals - vegetarian Traiteur/ Take Away/Ready Meals Trout - Rainbow Truffle Oil Tuna - fresh Turkeys - free-range (often just before Christmas) Vanilla pods Vegetables - frozen Vegetables - good selection of fresh Vegetables - organic Vegetables - preserved char-grilled Venison - farmed Vinegar - wine Vinegar - balsamic Vinegar - flavoured Vinegar - organic Vol-au-vent cases Walnut Oil Watercress Yeast - dried Yoghurt - cows' milk Yoghurt - dairy free Yoghurt - goats' milk Yoghurt - organic Yoghurt - sheeps' (ewes') milk

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Contact Details

Tel: 020-7482 3828
Address: 17 Camden Road, London, London, NW1 9LJ