A good example of how supermarkets have improved over the last few years. A comprehensive fruit and vegetable department has interesting exotics, fresh herbs and an abundance of organic items.
The pre-packed meat and poultry section generally includes items such as organic beef from Eastbrook Farm and good free-range chickens and ducks - plus much more; some items coming from their own farms and being traditionally hung.
Their fish counter relies less on pre-frozen thawed products, than other supermarkets; while many branches have fishmongers who have trained at Billingsgate, and can give cooking tips - while they only stock varieties which aren't under environmental threat.
Their cheese section puts other supermarkets to shame, and includes many top-quality varieties - too many to list, but Montgomery cheddar, and various 'hard-to-get' French varieties spring to mind.
Charcuterie is also impressive by any standards other than a specialist shop. While their enormous selection of bread is superior to any other supermarket.
All this might come at a price slightly higher than their competitors - but you aren't always comparing like with like.
- Open: Mon-Sat 7.30-20.00, Sun 10.00-16.00
- Closed: some Bank Holidays
ProductsShow All ProductsShow Less ProductsAlbondigas (Spanish Meat Balls) & other meat balls Almonds Anchovies silver / Boquerones- preserved in oil Anchovies brown fillets - preserved in oil Apples Asparagus fresh in season Bacon Bacon top class Baked Beans - organic Bass Sea Farmed Beef - mince from grass reared animals Beef - grass fed Biscuits - for cheese Biscuits - gluten free Biscuits - organic Biscuits - sweet Black Pudding Blini - ready made Blueberries - in season Brandy Butter (often only near Christmas) Bread Mixes Bread - French Bread Bread - Italian Bread - organic Bread - part-baked ( not frozen ) Bread - rye Bread - sour dough / sourdough Breakfast cereal Bulgar wheat Burgers - beef (of top quality) Butter - organic Buttermilk Cake Mixes Cakes - stollen Cakes - corporate Christmas Cake Cakes - home-made style Cakes - special occasion Calves liver Capers in brine Charcuterie Cheese Straws Cheese - British Isles Cheese - French Cheese - general Cheese - goats Cheese - Italian Cheese - organic Cheese - sheeps' (ewes') Cheese - soft Cheese - Spanish Cheesecake Cheese - water buffalo Chestnuts - peeled & vacuum-packed Chicken - organic Chicken - reputable Free Range Chili Powder Chilis / Chillis - fresh (seasonal) Chinese & Far-Eastern basics Chocolate Brownies Chocolate - Drinking Chutney pickles & relishes Cider - top quality Coffee Condiment Sauces & Jellies Cornish pasties Crab - Dressed Cream - Soya Crème fraiche Crisps; top quality Croissant fresh Curry Paste: Delicatessen; general Desserts; of high quality Dips Duck - free-range Aylesbury or Pekin-type Dulce de Leche Eggs - Hens free range Eggs - Hens organic Essences Fish cakes Fish soup Fish stock Fish fresh general Fish frozen Fish - Shellfish Flour - bread mixes Flour - stone ground Flour - organic Flour - barley Flour - good selection Food as Gifts French groceries Fruit Cordials - natural Fruit - dried organic Fruit juices Fruit Pies Fruit - dried Fruit - dried slices Fruit - fresh Fruit - fresh organic Fruit - tinned Game; general Gammon Joints Ginger - crystallised Gingerbread Goose/Geese - between Thanksgiving & Christmas Grapeseed Oil Gravadlax Greengages - in season Groceries Guinea fowl - (might need a days notice) Haggis Haggis - vegetarian Ham & Gammon Hampers - (all suppliers will need a little notice) Christmas Hampers Hazelnut Oil Hazelnuts / Cobnuts Herb Plants Herbs - dried of the best quality Herring Melts/Roes Herrings - fresh Herrings - marinated Honey Honey - organic Hot Cross Buns - sometimes only before Easter Houmus Ice cream - top quality Ice cream - organic Italian groceries Jam & preserves Jam & preserves - organic Kippers - undyed Lamb (seasonal) Lemon grass - fresh Lobsters - cooked Macadamia Nut Oil Macaroons Maple syrup Marinades Marmalade Marmalade organic Meat pies Meringues Milk - Goats Milk - organic Cows Mince pies high quality Miso Soup Muesli Muffins Muffins American - style Mushrooms - organic Mushrooms - dried Mussels - fresh in season Mussels vacuum - packed Mustard Oatcakes Oils Olive Oil Olive Oil - flavoured Olives Oysters - Rock Party Nibbles Pasta - dried Pasta - dried gluten-free Pasta - fresh Pasties Pastrami Peanut Oil (groundnut) Perry Pies - Vegetable Pine Kernels Pizza Polenta Pork pies Pork - free range Porridge Oats - coarse natural Potatoes - top class/unusual Prawns - frozen Prawns - King Christmas Pudding Pulses Pumpkins - in the Autumn Pumpkin Seed Oil Quiche Rice paper Rice; organic Rice; specialist Risotto; flavoured mixes Saffron strands Salad Dressing - top quality Salad leaves - organic Salad leaves - of high quality Salami Salmon - farmed of top quality Sardines - fresh in season Sauces - prepared Chinese Sauces - prepared curry Sauces - prepared pasta Sauerkraut Sausages - Pork Sesame Oil Shortbread Skate / Ray Smoked Eel Smoked Mackerel Smoked salmon Smoked trout Smoked venison Soup - top quality Speck Spices - a good general selection Squashs - Vegetable Squid - fresh (in season) Stare anise Stilton Sugar - perruche Sugar - unrefined Sushi - prepared Tapioca Taramasalata Tea - organic Tea - specialist Tisanes / Herbal Infusions Tisanes / Herbal Infusions - organic Tofu Tomatoes - tinned organic Tomatoes - in season Tomatoes - sun dried Tortillas Traiteur/ Take Away/ Ready Meals - vegetarian Traiteur/ Take Away/Ready Meals Trout - Rainbow Truffle Oil Turkeys - free-range (often just before Christmas) Vanilla pods Veal free range Vegetables - organic Vegetables - Baby Vegetables - frozen Vegetables - good selection of fresh Vegetables - preserved char-grilled Venison - farmed Vinegar - wine Vinegar - balsamic Vol-au-vent cases Walnut Oil Watercress Wedding Cakes Yeast - dried Yoghurt - cows' milk Yoghurt - dairy free Yoghurt - goats' milk Yoghurt - organic Yoghurt - sheeps' (ewes') milk