• The De Beauvoir Deli is expanding this summer

    The De Beauvoir Deli's new cafe space

    The confluence of various Covid restrictions last year had one unfortunate consequence for popular East London grocers, the De Beauvoir Deli. Restricting the number of customers inside the deli during the pandemic, as well as the associated queuing outside, meant they lost both their indoor and outdoor seating.

    But when one door closes, another opens - and in this case that door was literally opposite

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    Win a Local & Independent bespoke hamper

    We're giving away a bespoke hamper packed with great food and drink from local and ethical businesses.

  • The next Amazon Fresh store might be coming to Islington's The Mall building

    Amazon Fresh

    Amazon Fresh opened its first UK store just weeks ago in Ealing, attracting huge queues. Since then, another has just opened in Wembley Park and we're just getting wind of yet another new opening in Islington too.

    We've heard that they're taking over the large ex-tram depot building on Upper Street in Islington, The Mall, last used by and a whole slew of other operators before it. It's one of the most prominent buildings in