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 8.00-22.00, Sun 11.00-17.00
- Closed: some Bank Holidays
ProductsShow All ProductsShow Less ProductsAlbondigas (Spanish Meat Balls) & other meat balls Almond Oil Almonds Almonds - ground Amaretti Anchovies brown fillets - preserved in oil Anchovies silver / Boquerones- preserved in oil Apples Artisan Bread Asparagus fresh in season Avocado Oil Bacon top class Baked Beans - organic Bass Sea Farmed Beef - grass fed Beef - mince from grass reared animals Beef - oxtail Beef - salt Biscotti Biscuits - for cheese Biscuits - gluten free Biscuits - sweet Black Pudding Blini - ready made Bombay Mix Brandy Butter (often only near Christmas) Bread - French Bread - gluten free Bread - Italian Bread - organic Bread - rye Bread - sour dough / sourdough Bread Mixes Breakfast cereal Breakfast cereal organic Brioche Bulgar wheat Burgers - beef (of top quality) Butter - goats milk Butter - organic Buttermilk Cakes - stollen Cake Mixes Christmas Cake Cakes - corporate Cakes - gluten free Cakes - home-made style Cakes - special occasion Calves liver Canapes Capers in brine Charcuterie Cheese - British Isles Cheese - French Cheese - goats Cheese - Greek/Middle Eastern Cheese - Italian Cheese - organic Cheese - sheeps' (ewes') Cheese - soft Cheese Straws Cheesecake Chestnuts - peeled & vacuum-packed Chicken - organic Chicken - reputable Free Range Chili Powder Chilis / Chillis - fresh (seasonal) Chinese & Far-Eastern basics Chinese Pancake Wraps Chocolate - Drinking Chocolate Brownies Chorizo Christmas Pudding Chutney pickles & relishes Cider - top quality Clingfilm/Clingwrap Coffee Coffee - organic Condiment Sauces & Jellies Cornish pasties Couscous Crab - Dressed Cream - Clotted Cream - Soya Crème fraiche Crisps; top quality Croissant fresh Cucumbers; pickled Curry Paste: Curry Powder Mixes Danish Pastries fresh Delicatessen; general Desserts; of high quality Dips Duck legs for confit Duck - free-range Aylesbury or Pekin-type Dulce de Leche Easter Eggs; good Eccles cakes Eggs - Duck Eggs - Hens free range Eggs - Hens organic Eggs - Quail Eggs Quail - peeled Essences Fish - Shellfish Fish fresh general Fish frozen Fish Kettle Loan Flour - buckwheat Flour - organic Flour - rye Flour - spelt Flour - stone ground Food as Gifts Fruit - tinned Fruit - dried Fruit - fresh Fruit - fresh organic Fruit - frozen Fruit Coulis Fruit juices Fruit Pies Game; general Gammon Joints Ginger - crystallised Gingerbread Goose fat for confit Goose/Geese - between Thanksgiving & Christmas Grapeseed Oil Gravadlax Groceries Groceries - organic Guinea fowl - (might need a days notice) Haggis Ham & Gammon Ham - air dried Ham - Parma Ham - Serrano Hampers - (all suppliers will need a little notice) Christmas Hampers Hazelnut Oil Herb Plants Herbs - dried of the best quality Herbs - fresh these will be seasonal Herrings - marinated Honey Honey - organic Hot Cross Buns - sometimes only before Easter Houmus Ice cream - organic Ice cream - top quality Italian groceries Jam & preserves Kippers - undyed Lamb (seasonal) Lardy Cake Lemon grass - fresh Lobsters - cooked Macaroons Maple syrup Marinades Marmalade Meat - organic & additive-free Meat - prepared for barbecues Meat pies Meat Stock Meringues Milk - Goats Mince pies high quality Mincemeat - top quality Miso Soup Muesli Muesli organic Muffins Muffins American - style Mushrooms - dried Mussels - fresh in season Mussels - green lipped Mussels vacuum - packed Mustard Mustard - French Nuts - pre packed Oatcakes Oils Olive Oil Olives Oysters - Rock Party Nibbles Pasta - dried Pasta - fresh Pastrami Pastry - puff with butter Patisserie - fresh Pears Peel - candied Pine Kernels Pizza Polenta Pork - free range Pork pies Pork Scratchings Porridge Oats - organic Potatoes - top class/unusual Prawns - fresh in season Prawns - frozen Pulses Pulses - organic Quiche Rennet Rhubarb; in season Rice - wild Rice cakes Rice Noodles Rice paper Rice; ground Rice; organic Rice; specialist Saffron strands Salad Dressing - top quality Salami Salmon - farmed of top quality Sauces - prepared Chinese Sauces - prepared curry Sauerkraut Sausage Rolls Sausages - Cumberland top-class Sausages - Lincolnshire Sausages - Pork Sesame Oil Shortbread Shrimps - potted Smoked Eel Smoked Haddock - golden Smoked salmon Soup - top quality gluten free Spices - a good general selection Squashs - Vegetable Squid - fresh (in season) Sticky Toffee Pudding Stilton Sugar - organic Sugar - perruche Sugar - unrefined Taramasalata Tea - organic Tea - specialist Tofu Tomato Ketchup - top quality Tomatoes - in season Tomatoes - sun dried Tortillas Traiteur / Take Away / Ready Meals - Curry Traiteur/ Take Away/ Ready Meals - vegetarian Traiteur/ Take Away/Ready Meals Truffle Oil Tuna - fresh Turkeys - free-range (often just before Christmas) Vanilla Extract Vanilla pods Vegetables - frozen Vegetables - good selection of fresh Vegetables - preserved char-grilled Vinegar - wine Vinegar - flavoured Vol-au-vent cases Walnut Oil Watercress Wedding Cakes Yeast - dried Yoghurt - cows' milk Yoghurt - goats' milk Yoghurt - organic