Peckham’s Best Food Shops

February 13, 2011

Khan's Bargain Ltd.

Edit: Please see more recently updated Peckham food and drink guide. 

I’ve been meaning to write about my favourite shops in Peckham for ages. Another local recently made a map of his and described me as an ‘expert’ on the area when it comes to food so I thought I’d better pull my finger out. Here are my recommendations.

1. Persepolis. Arguably the most exciting food shop in the area. I’ve written about it before, but damn, if it doesn’t just keep getting better. I call the shopkeeper, wholesaler and food writer Sally Butcher a friend, as I imagine many of her other regular customers do. If you don’t have her first cookbook, Persia in Peckham then you really should. It won Sunday Times Cookbook of the Year in 2007, which is seriously impressive for a first-time author.

Sally is currently building up a fresh deli section in the shop. I’ve been in already to check it out and scored myself a pot of the most incredible pickled garlic (£4.99/kg). That garlic has been pickling for 14 years! During this time the oak and spice flavours that develop are astonishing. Some pieces are softer and taste like well-matured chutney; those are the pieces good for spreading on bread. The firmer pieces are great sliced and dotted in a kebab; in fact they are perfect with any grilled meat. To be honest I’ve been eating them whole straight from the pot. Apparently the Iranians eat them “with everything”.

28-30 Peckham High Street
SE15 5DT
0207 639 8007
Persepolis is open from 10.35am – 9.59pm (yes really) – 7 days a week.

2. Khan’s. I’ve written a whole post about that place too. Sadly they’ve replaced the shabby yet charming sign above with a shiny new one sans tag line but I, hand on heart, will always ‘walk in & see the variety’. They sell the usual vegetables you can buy up and down Rye Lane like yams, plantain and tropical fruits but also things you don’t generally find like those lovely small cucumbers, mild Turkish peppers and herbs which are otherwise hard to find in Peckham, like dill (you’ll commonly find coriander, mint, thyme and parsley). The rest of the shop is taken up with ingredients you’ll want if you like Middle Eastern or Indian food. They also sell plastic animals.

Khan’s Bargain Ltd.
135 Rye Lane
SE15 4ST

The rest of Rye Lane is filled with food shops which pretty much sell the exact same things (along with hairdressers, nail bars, mobile phone shops and popcorn vendors). Everything the Caribbean and African cook wants, right down to the giant land snails. It’s just a case of working out your personal favourites really. They all compete on special offers and prices so look out for the best deal. I once bought a bag of 12 red peppers for a quid, now that’s a bargain.

3. Wing Tai Asian supermarket is incredibly well-stocked considering its size. I’ve never had any trouble finding ingredients here. In fact I spend hours roaming around inside, slinging unidentifiable things into my basket then trying to work out what to do with them. The staff are helpful in general if you don’t know where to start, although I have to say that the girl who works on the till is just astonishingly rude, so brace yourself for that.

Wing Tai Supermarket
Unit 11A Aylesham Centre
SE15 5EW
Tel: 020 7635 0714

4. Peckham Farmers Market is where you’ll find the middle class people of Peckham on a Sunday morning. The market is small, but it’s good quality stuff. There’s usually 1 meat stall, 1 fish, 2 veg and some people selling products like pies and sausages. They set up outside the library, probably Peckham’s most famous building after The Bussey.

Peckham Farmers Market
Every Sunday, 9-1pm outside the library (Peckham High St.)

5. Frog on The Green is a deli/cafe which, strictly speaking, is in Nunhead but it’s so close that I’m going to include it. The owner, Xhon has worked as a chef for the past 12 years, at some really fine restaurants, like The Square. I imagine running a deli is quite a change of pace. The fresh veg outside were picture perfect under streaming sunshine and I found unusual varieties like pale, bulbous Sicilian aubergines the size of honeydew melons. Inside, I clocked Brockley honey, lots of different types of pasta, rice and grains. Beans, jarred things. Cakes. There’s a small cafe section at the back. I bought some rustic hand-rolled Palestinian cous cous (“sorry it’s over-priced”) and ambled the 5 minute journey back to Rye Lane.

Frog on The Green
119 Consort Rd
SE15 3RU
Tel: 020 7732 2525

6. W. Bunting butchers has been trading from the same premises for over 30 years, owned by the same family. “I used to live above this shop as a lad” the butcher told us, “we had some great fry-ups I can tell you”. The shop isn’t particularly convenient for me as it’s on the other side of Peckham by the Old Kent Road, which I do try and avoid whenever possible. It’s a shame though, as the sirloin we bought was good; fairly well aged, nice bit of fat. If you live nearby I’d recommend it, although it’s easier for me to walk to the G. G Sparkes van on North Cross Road in East Dulwich (highly recommended).

For a short time, there was a greengrocers called Kilo next door to W. Bunting which looked really good. I never had the chance to visit and now it’s closed down. When I went to visit a sign in the window informed that they have ‘closed due to unforeseen circumstances’.

W. Bunting
13 Peckham Park Rd
SE15 6TR
Tel: 020 7639 3718

Elsewhere in Peckham, buying meat is a gamble. Sally from Persepolis tells me there’s a good place near her but I’ve not had a chance to try it. There are many butchers up and down Rye Lane but I can’t recommend any of them and in some places I’ve had bad experiences; being sold minced lamb that had gone off was one of them. If you’re into cow feet, chicken feet or tripe though – everywhere.

7. Caribbean Spice Bakery is the sister shop to my favourite takeaway in Peckham, Caribbean Spice Jerk Centre. This place, funnily enough, is more about the baking. Hard-dough bread, bulla cake and patties galore. They do have a small selection of takeaway savoury dishes too but I’d suggest taking the short walk down to the Jerk Centre if you want anything other than baked stuff.

Caribbean Spice Bakery
170 Bellenden Road
SE15 4BW
Tel: 0207 639 8009

8. Anderson & Co. is a very new cafe/deli on Bellenden Road (the posh bit of Peckham) and I’m sure it will thrive. I was drawn in by the stack of hand made loaves in the window; they’re really filling a gap because elsewhere in Peckham you’d have a very hard time finding bread like this. You can buy hard dough, pitta and flatbreads like barbari and lavash easily but to find a sourdough or focaccia? Impossible, until now. They also had some really good looking sausage rolls which I only avoided because I’d just eaten a shedload of hummus plus a pumpkin kibbeh. Some feta and pumpkin seed muffins fresh from the oven were drawing gasps of admiration too. Apparently they’re going to open in the evenings but details are sketchy. I’m checking it out in a couple of weeks.

Anderson & Co.
Bellenden Road
SE15 (will update with the exact details when I have them)

Also on Bellenden you’ll find the Melange chocolate shop which I’ve heard is good. I’ve not been in myself so if anyone knows the place and wants to leave a comment below that would be appreciated.

A very ‘Peckham’ bag of shopping…

So, we don’t have a huge amount of shops but it’s a strong selection and I can honestly say that I very rarely shop in supermarkets nowadays. The independent places are more convenient and the ingredients I can buy more exciting. And much cheaper. It’s also more of an adventure shopping in Peckham; you never know what you’re going to find next. It keeps me on my toes, as a cook, which is just the way I like it.

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    Reply David February 15, 2011 at 10:29 am

    What a lovely, useful post – the council ought to give you the keys to Peckham I think.

    Maybe you’d like to potter over and do the same for Camberwell?

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    Reply Ben Brown February 15, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Good article, an education. It did used to p me off that you can’t get Brussel sprouts down the high street wihout going to Morrisons because it’s so African centric but that’s Peckham high street. Maybe that’s changed now.

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    Reply Jessica February 15, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Really interesting article. I admire you for managing to avoid supermarkets! You’ve inspired me to try and be better at shopping locally/independently myself – I’m sure with a bit of effort I could find most of what I need in shops in Dalston, rather than relying so much on the Sainsburys.

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    Reply Ewan February 15, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Ayres bakers in Nunhead has been doing sourdough bread for quite a while now, and of course there’s an excellent fishmonger (Soper’s) as well as two butchers there. I mean, I guess it’s only marginally Peckham (though it’s SE15), but you’ve included the Frog, plus it’s nearer to you than some of those other shops, and, er, anyway, I am very pleased by my local shops!

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    Reply Sam Hill February 15, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Lovely post. If you don’t mind I may copy the idea for my area.

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    Reply Gin and Crumpets February 15, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    A post that makes my heart swell – and the Frog on the Green is really near me. Will be heading there this weekend now.

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    Reply Manne February 15, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Yay, great stuff! 🙂 Several places I have never been to, time to go exploring.

    Actually, never been to Persepolis which is just embarrassing. Been telling myself to go so many times to check it out and get a “I heart Peckham” t-shirt. 😉

    One thing, can I be a bit link juice anal and ask that you replace the link to my blog with this:

    Going to move away from Typepad soon and want to make sure links don’t break. The domain and all the links off the back of that I can take with me to the new host. 🙂


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    Reply miss south February 15, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    I love a trip over to Peckham. Brixton is wonderful for food (as I’m sure you know!) but I enjoy few things more than a trip to Khan’s and some pickles from Persepolis…

    I then like to call in at Homemade Cafe on Barry Road for one of their outstanding sausage rolls, divine potato salad and something baked and sweet. Being Kiwis, they also do a cracking coffee.

    I’m probably going to be kicked out of Brixton for this Peckham love, but I can’t help it!

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    Reply Eats Dulwich February 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    What a wonderful post extolling the virtues Peckham yet again Helen. They should make you an ambassador for Peckham or something!

    I bought a lovely jar of homemade cherries in brandy from the Farmers’ Market on my way to the pool the Sunday before last that I can’t wait to open and eat. £1.65 which I thought was a good price as some of the the other stalls can be a little pricey…

    I love a wander over to Frog on the Green on a sunny day and am looking forward to trying out Anderson & Co next week. Have heard some good reports.

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    Reply youngandfoodish February 15, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Your vibrant photos bring you so close you can practically smell the shops and taste their foods. They – and you – do Peckham proud, although even with the tropical flavours the palm trees on the Miami-coloured apron are a bit much for South London.

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    Reply Aligs February 15, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Melange Chocolate on Bellenden Road is LOVELY! Owned by a very nice French lady called Isabelle, she makes all the choc on site as well as the richest hot choc (white and dark) you’re ever likely to have. There are plenty of tasting opportunities by the till. She sells croissants at the weekend and cake too. You can sit in and have some coffee (I think it’s Vietnamese) or you can go to one of her wine and choc tasting evenings or do a truffle-making workshop, both of which I recommend. I took away 6 bags of truffles that I’d made, rather an achievement I thought!

    The choc is not the cheapest you’ll ever buy but it tastes so good and it’s quality of course. She made Easter eggs one year and I will never forget the one I got. Awesome.

    Please go and have a look, don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

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    Reply Catherine February 15, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Helen, get yourself to Melange immediatement. Open until 1900 hours. The bread at Anderson’s is from Blackbird Bakery which has shops in ED, Crystal Palace and Herne Hill.

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    Reply RS February 15, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Will vouch for Melange. Unique food, great service and a cat!

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    Reply Craftilicious February 15, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I went to Peckham just to visit Persepolis – it was certainly worth the distance travelled – a mere 175 miles door to door from Sheffield 🙂

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    Reply Sharmila February 15, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    What a great post. I will also vouch for Melange. I made my friend’s wedding cake a few years ago, and Isabelle really helped me out by providing some tempered white chocolate slabs for hardly any money at all, as well as giving me a ton of cake making tips.

    I really like the woman selling veg from Kent at the farmers market outside the library on Sundays. She has lovely cobnuts in late summer, and sometimes more interesting stuff like wing beans. A Polish guy intermittently turns up also selling perogi, which are pretty good.

    I also like Frog on the Green, and I’m happy to see it’s still there, even though it’s a bit more tucked away from the main drag.

    I’ve heard murmerings that a cafe/deli is opening on Nunhead Lane (still SE15!) so will be interesting to see if it’s any good.

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    Reply shona chambers February 15, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Great story Helen.
    Andersons does a supper in the kitchen every wednesday which you have to book for. Its for a max of 12 people. Im trying to book to go with some friends. They seem really good in there in terms of customer service, very friendly to kids too.

    Frog on the Green is also a favorite in our house. We even made up a song about it, for our 2 year olds benefit obv.

    It is a shame Kilo went out of business, it was a nice little shop and the managers were lovely.

    Keep it up!

    Shona x

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    Reply Sarah February 15, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    I know it’s not really Peckham, but Nunhead’s “traditional high street” has a damn fine Italian butcher, Naz, who operates out of a tiny little shop called Bakers. His Italian sausages are divine, and his free range meat is absolutely top notch. I’ve never been disappointed…

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    Reply Tori (@eat-tori) February 15, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    What a fabulous post! Am loving the look of the Spice Bakery. Next free Saturday in London, I’m there with bells on.

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    Reply Su-Lin February 15, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    I love that you love your neighbourhood! Had an outsider come to my hood the other day, asking some question that my newsagent didn’t know. She then loudly proclaimed, “Oh, that’s why Acton is so shit! I hate it every time I come here!” That stupid bitch – I adore my neighbourhood. I’ve not been to Peckham before but it must be lovely!

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    Reply Tracy February 15, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Snails in Peckham??!! Amazing!

    Thanks for a great post. It’s only until you see all the fab shops that we have in the area that it reminds you why we live here.

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    Reply Steve Fox February 16, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Excellent bigging-up, Helen.

    And (yet again) tremendeous photgraphy – I had t’stop myself from handing a pound coin t’my computer in exchange for some okra.

    Shame Peckham’s in That London. You’d love Grainger Market here in Newcastle (not least because it has a roof).

    By the way – I admire Peckham Farmers’ Market’s punctuation skills. Nice t’know that more than one farmer attends…

    *adopts familiar Pedantic-But-Sheepish face*

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    Reply Helen February 16, 2011 at 8:03 am

    David – “the council ought to give you the keys to Peckham” – Best, comment, ever.

    Ben Brown – yeah, although you’ll have to go a little more out of your way than the high st. or rye lane.

    Jessica – it’s surprisingly easy once you get into the swing.

    Ewan – Erm, how do you know where I live?! Like I said, didn’t want to stray too far into Nunhead. Seems I might have to though…

    Sam Hill – Don’t mind at all.

    Jassy – ooh forgot you were back! Perhaps see you in Khan’s one day.

    Manne – Sure, will update it.

    miss south – yeah, I love Brixton too, it’s just the atmosphere seems to be changing there, I can’t put my finger on it though.

    Naomi – ooh the cherries sound a bit good. Anderson’s is going to be very popular I think…

    youngandfoodish – ah, the sarcastic bag.

    Aligs – thank you!

    Catherine – I know, you’ve been telling me for ages. Should have known they’d get their bread from Blackbird!

    RS – thanks!

    Craftilicious – Brilliant, I remember you saying and also Sally telling me the story of how far you’d come just to visit the shop. Now that’s the kind of dedication we welcome in Peckham.

    Sharmila – Excellent local tippage there! Thanking you.

    Shona – Brilliant, thanks for the info. There’s no need to pretend you made a song up for your son though, we all know you did it for yourself 😉

    Sarah – I’m going to have to do a Nunhead post, I can see it.

    Tori – brilliant! Glad to have been of some use.

    Su-Lin – HA HA HA! I’ve never heard or um read you swearing before. Hilarious. Yeah, stupid bitch!!

    Tracy – Yeah, although I’ve heard they are ‘like eating a flip flop’. Not been brave enough to try one yet.

    Steve – Ha ha ha, oh yeah! Oops.

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    Reply Ewan February 16, 2011 at 10:28 am

    I suppose I’m just so used to telling people I live in Peckham because too few have heard of Nunhead, that I think of it as being one and the same (not least because telling them apart when you go south of Nunhead Green is a bit imprecise). It does have a really lovely set of shops which I am every bit as keen about as you are about (the rest of) Peckham, though I can hardly be as eloquent. Anyway, as you were, and thanks for the post as it’s good to have more local tips on good food! (Er, also, yes, we were at the same dinner once [,_W1D_5LB] and got off at the same bus stop so I just assumed you still lived there given the comment about walking to ED.)

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    Reply Helen February 16, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Ewan – ahh, yes I remember now. Freaked me out a bit there for a minute or two!!

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    Reply The Grubworm February 16, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    It sounds like Peckham does indeed have a strong selection of shops. It;s often the case in areas that people consider unpromising (Mare St and Kingsland rd are two similar places near to me). It;s yet another reason for me to visit a part of London I’ve never been to (in a decade of living here). The Persian place look worth the trip all on its own.

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    Reply Lizzie February 16, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Although I love New Cross it’s the areas around it (Peckham, Deptford, Nunhead) that have the decent food shops. A most excellent guide, Melon!

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    Reply Robert February 17, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Excellent choices and I’ve already tried some of them especially Persepolis and wing tai. But I’ll have to do a proper tour of the area one day as it nice to support small shops as the big four retail foodstores are getting too dominant now. Even though I work for one of them… Big up the little person!

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    Reply Charles February 17, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Melange is very informal and has a kind of bohemian chaos vibe. As others have said, the lady that runs it is very friendly and the hot chocolate is very, very good. That said for me it’s let down by it’s lack of food options.

    Wing Tai is excellent, as is Persepolis.

    Anderson’s is new and very good – especially the coffee. There’s a deli counter with a small selection of quality meats and cheeses by the till and they make soups, sandwiches, cakes and other savouries in the kitchen at the back.

    I know they’re restaurants but I wanted to mention the new pizza place SLA opposite Anderson’s which is well worth checking out too. Been there 3 times now and it’s been great each time.

    A bit surprised that Manze’s Pie & Mash didn’t get a mention.

    Finally honourable mention to Ganapati which has been around a while and I’m sure everyone in the area knows how good it is but for those that don’t…just go

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    Reply Helen February 18, 2011 at 7:53 am

    The Grubworm – yes! Come to the hood.

    Lizzie – Thanks, MABS!

    Robert – Tell me about it, on every street near enough. It takes me 5 minutes to walk between my two nearest Tescos.

    Charles – Thanks for the info. The reason I haven’t included SLA Pizza and other restaurants is because they are restaurants and this was a post about food shops or cafes with a deli or shop element. I have reviewed both 168SLA pizza here and Ganapati here

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    Reply Gin and Crumpets February 22, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    @Helen I have already been to Khan’s twice – wooden coat hangers, ice lolly moulds and a tin of mackerel fillets bought so far. A suitable random shopping basket from a very random shop.

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    Reply Natalie February 23, 2011 at 10:45 am

    I LOVE Peckham!!! ITS THE BEST PLACE to live!!! Just moved here from Clapham junction that was full of BErks. 🙂

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    Reply theskintfoodie February 26, 2011 at 4:34 am

    What a lovely post! As always!

    I live just around the corner from Frog on the Green, and I’ve never been able to work out if we’re in Peckham or Nunhead. John/Xhon knocks out some lovely food from a v. cramped kitchen in the basement (last thing I bought was a rice pudding with earl grey soaked prunes). They stock excellent oils and vinegars, a few Brindisa products, Al’fez harissa paste and Odysea baked gigantes. And they always have cooking chorizo in stock.

    I’d like to second Sarah’s recommendation of Naz the Butcher – such a sweet guy. He makes his own sausages – a normal ‘banger’, and a luganega-type from a family recipe

    Ayres the Bakers is great (mainly because it’s a time-warp back to the 1950’s), but their sourdough bread really isn’t – it’s more of a crusty white.

    Soper’s is simply one of London’s great fishmongers. They get a lot of their fish from a small fleet of cornish day boats, which means the bream or flounder you buy was in the sea the day before. And they’re open on Sunday mornings.

    Anderson’s coffee is so good because they buy from Square Mile Roasters – the best IMHO. I don’t now if they stock this bread particularly, but Blackbird’s slow rise is my second favourite loaf (after Franco Manca’s sourdough).

    The rumoured and much delayed new Nunhead cafe/deli (next door to Sopers) already has a website:

    And any visit to Persepolis should be twinned with a browse in the nearby and frankly insane Lidl to see what they’ve got on offer (padron peppers £1 a bag! Frozen quail, lobster and duck breasts at Xmas!) or just for the cheapest 24 month aged parmesan around.

    Finally, what we really need is someone to design and sell ‘I *heart* Khan’s Bargain Ltd’ t-shirts. I, for one, would wear it proudly.

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    Reply Helen February 26, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Jassy – It’s addictive. Sometimes I find myself in there with no real purpose. Last time I came out with a ravioli rolling pin. £3.

    Natalie – Highly commending your use of the word ‘berk’

    theskintfoodie – thanks so much for a brilliant comment. I am thinking about extending the guide into Nunhead to include places like Soper’s which are just too good to miss out really.

    I’m not buying bread from Blackbird any more as they really annoyed me recently. They wouldn’t make me a sandwich in the morning before 10am, even though they had the bread and the place was dead. The staff were rude, too. A friend told me she had a sourdough recently that wasn’t cooked through properly. I think they’re getting a bit too big and can’t cope with it. Would help if their staff weren’t so rude and unhelpful to be totally honest.

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    Reply Lisa February 26, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    I’ve bought meat from a number of the butchers along Rye Lane, mostly goat and lamb, and it has all been great quality – I think it’s a case of asking to have a look (and sniff) before buying – they are used to very picky customers!

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    Reply ali March 2, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    I live in Brockley and go to Camberwell College of Art- love food and feel so lucky to live in this area. But everyone misses out brockley! I work in Browns of Brockley and we have sourdough, 100%rye, focaccia, fantastic square mile coffee, freshly baked cakes. In brockley there is also of course Broca food market, they do great veggie boxes that can be delivered or picked up (really good value, I get a medium £10 box and it lasts 4 of us for the week.) and also great range of dried food there.
    Thankyou for this post though, I still haven’t checked out those butchers, really must. And it’s good to know about the market in peckham on a sunday. Next to Camberwell college a really good cafe has opened, i think it’s called 67? Next to the South London Gallery. Amazing cake.

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    Reply pilsbury March 4, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Helen, I also can’t believe you haven’t been to Melange yet. You really must! Their hot chocolate is to die for and the lady who runs it super-kind and let’s you try most everything while you decide what lovely chocs to get – she has fresh truffles every now and then which are great and as someone mentioned above also great for easter eggs!
    Love this post, got a couple of extras to add to my shopping trips now 🙂 Particularly surprised/excited that Lidl might stock padron peppers, I’m always on the look out for those!
    I agree on the Blackbird front (and hence why I’m not a massive fan of Andersons too), too overpriced. The best local bread I love is from the little Greek/Turkish shop at the Goose Green end of Lordship Lane – in fact that’s one of my fave local shops all round – lots of fresh mediterranen yummies like falafel, olives, humuus etc. And they sell fresh bread called Daktila which is white bread with a crust infused with fennel and sesame seeds which is to die for and only about a quid a loaf!
    THanks Helen

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    Reply ellroy smith March 29, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    i have been to buntings but it was long ( i am in brixton) but the meat was very nice, also was regualar in khans too to pass the time and get veg and interesting things and have popped into persipolis and found her very interesting and helpful. i use all the chinese supermarkets too ( i think they are a chain).
    Blackbird bakery is down the road to me in Herne hill and i hate there bread its rock hard, expensive and average tasting, rubbish, i would walk a million miles to get to the landor road old post office bakery, it is the best full stop, i new to your writing which is great, as i am on a very restricted diet which is over in two weeks and i am getting my self ready for eating properly again.

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    Reply Jessica November 29, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Thanks to you I just phoned up Persepolis and asked them if they sell salep, an ingredient I’ve been looking for for ages! And they sell it there! Can hardly believe this 😉
    I’m coming to Peckham this week to buy it.

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      Reply Helen November 29, 2011 at 6:32 pm

      Fantastic!! I’m so pleased that this blog has helped you find such an amazing shop. Thanks for leaving a comment to let me know, I really appreciate it.

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    Reply Daphne April 22, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Great, off to Persepolis right now! Thank you 🙂

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      Reply Helen April 22, 2012 at 10:44 am

      Ace! You won’t be disappointed…

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    Reply Nicholas April 30, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Dear Helen,

    I might have said this before, but what a brilliant, inspirational website you have! So many vivid, well-thought insightful pieces.

    Looking forward to my next visit!

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      Reply Helen April 30, 2012 at 2:47 pm

      You are very kind, Nicholas! I hope you continue to enjoy it.

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    Reply melissa February 25, 2014 at 2:36 pm

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    Reply Susan September 26, 2014 at 11:39 am

    I found a wonderful gourmet grocery on Bellendon Road. Fresh cheeses from Neil’s Yard, wonderful pastries, breads delivered daily, and wine and spirits. Seems it’s run by a very lovely couple Merlin and Genevieve who are warm, engaging and extremely knowledgeable about seasonal locally sourced fruits and veggies. Oh, and the best coffee I have had in forever!

    Great to have this shop, General Store.

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    Reply Joy Ball October 16, 2014 at 8:53 am

    I live in Lowestoft (most Easterly town in the UK.
    I am Nigerian, any idea’s who will send by post.
    Calabash nutmeg.
    Negro peppers (Negro seeds
    Aligator peppers(Atariko/Ulima seed


    Joy Ball(Akhigbe)

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      Reply Helen October 16, 2014 at 12:34 pm

      Have you looked online?

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    Reply Paddy October 9, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    We are professional hand pickers of Irish moss (Carrageen) which grows on limestone rock along the south west coast of Ireland. We are currently marketing this in packets of 100g in boxes of 40 if you are interested in this product please contact Paddy at my home number or by fax at the same you can contact me by email as well.
    Thank you

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