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, 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!
This branch has no dedicated deli counter.
- Open: Mon-Fri 7.30-22.00; Sat 7.30-20.00; Sun 12.00-18.00
- Closed: some Bank Holidays
ProductsShow All ProductsShow Less ProductsAlmond Oil Almonds Anchovies silver / Boquerones- preserved in oil Anchovies brown fillets - preserved in oil Apples Asparagus fresh in season Avocado Oil Bacon Bagels Beef - mince from grass reared animals Beef - grass fed Biscuits - for cheese Biscuits - gluten free Biscuits - sweet Black Pudding Blini - ready made Bouquet Garni - top-quality Brandy Butter (often only near Christmas) Bread Mixes Bread - French Bread Bread - organic Bread - part-baked ( not frozen ) Breakfast cereal Bulgar wheat Butter - organic Buttermilk Cake Mixes Christmas Cake Cakes - home-made style Capers in brine Cereal Oats Charcuterie Cheese Straws Cheese - British Isles Cheese - French Cheese - general Cheese - goats Cheese - Italian Cheese - organic Cheese - sheeps' (ewes') Cheese - soft Cheesecake Cheese - water buffalo Chestnuts - peeled & vacuum-packed Chicken Kiev - top class Chicken - organic Chicken - reputable Free Range Chili Powder Chilis / Chillis - fresh (seasonal) Chinese & Far-Eastern basics Chocolate Brownies Chocolate - Drinking Chutney pickles & relishes Cod; salt Coffee Condiment Sauces & Jellies Cornish pasties Cream - Soya Crème fraiche Crisps; top quality Croissant fresh Cucumbers; pickled Curry Paste: Curry Powder Mixes Danish Pastries fresh Delicatessen; general Dips Duck - free-range Aylesbury or Pekin-type Eggs - Quail Eggs - Hens free range Eggs - Hens organic Essences Fish soup Fish salt cod Fish frozen Flour - stone ground Flour - organic Flour - good selection Food as Gifts Fruit juices Fruit juices - fresh organic Fruit - dried Fruit - fresh Fruit - fresh organic Fruit - tinned Gammon Joints Goose/Geese - between Thanksgiving & Christmas Gingerbread Goose fat for confit Grapeseed Oil Gravadlax Greengages - in season Groceries Haggis Haggis - vegetarian Ham - air dried Ham - Parma Ham - Serrano Hazelnut Oil Hazelnuts / Cobnuts Health food Herb Plants Herrings - marinated Honey Honey - organic Hot Cross Buns - sometimes only before Easter Houmus Ice cream - top quality Italian groceries Jam & preserves Jam & preserves - organic Kippers Lamb (seasonal) Lemon grass - fresh Macadamia Nut Oil Macaroons Maple syrup Marinades Marmalade Marmalade organic Meat pies Meat Stock Milk - Goats Milk - organic Cows Mince pies high quality Miso Soup Muesli Muffins Mushrooms - organic Mushrooms - dried Mussels vacuum - packed Mustard Oatcakes Oils Olive Oil Olive Oil - flavoured Olive Oil - organic Olives Pancetta Panettone - sometimes just at Christmas Party Nibbles Pasta - dried Pasta - dried gluten-free Pasta - fresh Pasties Pastrami Pastry - puff with butter Peanut Oil (groundnut) Peel - candied Pies - Vegetable Pine Kernels Pizza Polenta Pork pies Pork - free range Porridge Oats - coarse natural Potatoes - top class/unusual Prawns - frozen Christmas Pudding Pulses Pulses - organic Quiche Quinoa grain 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 Smoked Haddock - golden Smoked Mackerel Smoked salmon Soup - top quality Speck Spices - a good general selection Squashs - Vegetable Stare anise Stilton Stock - top-quality made Sugar - unrefined Tapenade Tapioca Taramasalata Tea - organic Tea - specialist Tisanes / Herbal Infusions Tofu Tomatoes - tinned organic Tomatoes - in season Tomatoes - sun dried Tortillas Traiteur/ Take Away/Ready Meals Trout - Rainbow Truffle Oil Turkeys - free-range (often just before Christmas) Vanilla pods Veal free range Vegetables - organic Vegetables - frozen Vegetables - good selection of fresh Vinegar - wine Vinegar - balsamic Vol-au-vent cases Walnut Oil Watercress Yeast - dried Yeast - fresh bakers Yoghurt - cows' milk Yoghurt - dairy free Yoghurt - goats' milk Yoghurt - organic Yoghurt - sheeps' (ewes') milk
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Mon 3rd March 2014 by Helen
What did you like about the Food Shop?
That photo is not of the Dingle branch of Sainsbury's - a 'superstore' only in name which does not have deli counters.
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