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Aug 21, 2006 02:25 PM

Black beans in London?

Anyone know of a place to buy dry or canned black beans in London? Preferably in the north or north-eastern part of the city, but I am desperate enough to travel. Thanks!

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  1. several of the afro-carib shops on stroud green road have canned black beans. i can't remember the name of the place i'm thinking of in particular, but it shouldn't be hard to find. there's a cluster of grocers and butchers as you walk up from finsbury park station.

    1. Thanks! After trawling around the internet some more I discovered that Waitrose has just started stocking them too.

      1. I always pick cans up at a small cornershop at the corner of Grays Inn Road and Calthorpe Street.

        1. Just as a warning, don't buy Suma organic black beans in a can. I've bought them a few times (thinking that something must have been wrong the first time) and they have never actually been cooked. Why anyone would want to buy canned beans and still have to cook them is beyond me.