Anyone searching for food shopping nirvana during lockdown should make an instant beeline for Aldgate. That's because a new branch of Tian Tian Market has opened there, and it's freaking massive.
The Asian supermarket's first branch opened in South Quay five years ago and it stocks a wide variety of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, and Vietnamese food. But the new one in Aldgate, which opened this week, is properly next
Butcher & Brew have been established in Streatham for a few years, and now they've also just opened on the opposite side of London on Islington's Upper Street.
Their new N1 spot opened briefly before we were plunged into the current lockdown but now it's back again,
Whether all those charcuterie board videos on TikTok have made you want to arrange your own or you simply need to stock up with great cured meats, here's where to order from in London and across the UK.
Over the past year of lockdowns, most of us have upped our home cooking game. And if you're going to put your dish on Insta it'll need the perfect plate or dish to show it off to perfection. We asked some of our favourite food Instagrammers to reveal where they got their best crockery from.
With all of us spending more time in our own kitchens, there's one easy way to boost our cooking skills and that's by improving our equipment. Here's our guide to some of Britain's best artisan knife makers.
Wimbledon high-end deli Vallebona are on the move. After 20 years building a name for themselves in the area, owners Stefano and Naoko Vallebona are about to open their first high street shop there. The opening of Table @ Vallebona on Wimbledon High Street this weekend coincides with the closure to the public of their original HQ, the company's warehouse on Weir Road.
Selling all manner of lovely Italian food and
If you're minded to find somewhere that gives more than lip service to sustainability and would prefer to give the supermarkets a swerve, then this new Hackney shopping spot might be of interest.
CRATE Brewery along with its neighbour's Silo is gearing up to launch a weekly market, selling everything from freshly milled flour for sourdough making to natural wines and refillable washing up liquids.
Sustainability is the
They've already caused an Insta storm with their beautiful pastries and perfect pastas, now London bakery Pophams has designs on your interiors.
A week ago they launched Pophams Home - an online store just packed (in a beautiful, Marie Kondo style way of course) with beautiful items for the home. As they explain it, the shop's "a chance to share the artists and creatives, whose styles and stories have inspired us... a mixture of items you will have
Folks who live in or around Canonbury in Islington may have spotted what looks to be a rather unusual installation in the window at high-end furniture store Coexistence on Canonbury Lane.
It turns out that the shop has been supporting a company called Nourished Communities, which stepped in to look after suppliers affected by the closure of farmers' markets in London during the lockdown.
The premise is simple - instead of trying
Three Peckham locals are behind this new opening which hopes to be a cool place to drop in and enjoy wine and food.
Well this was a bit sneaky. Harrods has opened its first standalone cafe outside London. H café opened its doors in Henley two days ago. The two floor spot on Market Place aims to be somewhere you can enjoy the Knightsbridge department store's food whilst also having a range of food, drink and home accessories gift ideas to shop from. Alternatively, you can just shop on the Harrods website and use click and collect to pick your purchase up
Interesting foodie news for anyone near King's Cross. Wonderful foodie store Vallebona has just opened a pop-up shop down at Coal Drops Yard.
Run by Stefano Vallebona and his wife Naoko, the company - which began life as a stall in Borough Market back in the 90s - has for a while been a major foodie destination down in Wimbledon. It supplies all manner of amazing Italian and Japanese produce, and does a roaring trade with chefs and
All-French team join forces to open this wine bar on Fortess Road, which will also sell French food and serve as a wine store too.
Big changes are happening to Harrods Food Halls with the first section reopening this winter
We head to the site of Turnmills for the latest of Terence Conran's Albions - much more than just a simple restaurant.