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tuckar Nov 25, 2007 07:24 AM

Can anyone tell me if CCA British Foods is still open? If so, where?

Also, if they are not, does anyone know where I can find a good selection of British Foods? Thanks for the help!

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    cackalackie Nov 25, 2007 10:51 AM

    What specific foods are you looking for? I know there are plenty of Harris Teeters in Charlotte, and the ones in Raleigh supply an increasing number of products. I also noticed that the Kroger here has an extensive range of international products. And here, I know I can turn to the Indian shops for things like biscuits, chocolate, tea, and Heinz baked beans.

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      brentk Nov 25, 2007 11:50 AM

      I think CCA closed a few years ago.

      I still get the occasional email from the former proprieter who seems to have some connection with the British pub on Providence (Big Ben?) and sometimes has access to British specialty items.

      1. deibu Nov 25, 2007 01:26 PM

        Here in Columbia (SC) I see PG Tips tea, Heinz salad cream, and Heinz Baked Beanz at Fresh Market, so I'm sure you could get those items there. If you're willing to make the hour-and-a-half trek here, there's Lil's Olde English Shoppe which also sells a few items like Walker's crisps and she also gets some blood sausages I think.

        http://www.lilsonline.com

        1. lynnlato Nov 25, 2007 02:46 PM

          Lots of British foodstuffs at Trader Joes.

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            southernitalian Nov 26, 2007 06:37 AM

            As usual, brent K and Lynnlato are spot on with their suggestions. I recommend you might want to try World Market. Their food section in the back contains a lot of British foods. I miss CCA!

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            BDM1 Nov 28, 2007 06:59 PM

            CCA Closed and was amalgamated into Ru-San's

            The South African market has some items of interest for the British market. They are out on Rt. 74 in Matthews

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              littlegirltree Dec 7, 2007 02:09 PM

              I've seen a few British items pop up @ Bombay Bazaar on South Blvd, next to Manifest Records.

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              topbirder Jan 15, 2008 07:08 AM

              As a Brit, I get my supplies from a variety of places as there is no single great place in the area. Heinz Beans from Harris Teeter or Fresh Market, the tea & chocolate from Bombay Bazaar or World Market. I also get the bacon & sausage from the South African store on independence (not perfect but pretty close). For Branston Pickle & HP/Daddy's Sauce, I order from Jollygrub.com. The prices for the products are average but the shipping is reasonable and quick and they have a wide selection. I usually stock up from them 2-3 times a year.

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                hazardnc Jan 15, 2008 03:30 PM

                The Harris Teeter at Morrocroft has a section of British foods - including HP Sauce. They have mushy peas, teas, Heinz beans, clotted cream, etc. It's on the International Foods aisle.

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                  rmskipper Feb 14, 2008 02:01 PM

                  Ditto on the Morrocroft Harris Teeter. They have a surprising variety of British foods. Tea Rex on South also carries various UK favorites, like some crisps and biscuits. The owner is a huge fan, and I bet he would know a place to get items.

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                erniesgirl47 Apr 24, 2008 10:53 AM

                hi i am british and living in charlotte. i am also looking for british foods and british friends. if anyone knows of a group or gathering for british people please let me know. thanks and cherio.

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                  southernitalian Apr 24, 2008 01:39 PM

                  Try Big Ben's Pub on Providence in Myer's Park. I don't think you'll have any trouble finding British food or folks in Charlotte.

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                    regdavies May 13, 2008 01:17 PM

                    Hi
                    I and a few others run an informal British club in Charlotte. We get together fellow Brits for pub nights, curry nights etc. a few times throughout the year. Our biggest event is Guy Fawkes Night in November, complete with bonfire and fireworks.
                    If you would like to be added to our email list send me a message at regdavies@usa.net

                  2. waitress May 13, 2008 02:52 PM

                    There is a British grocery store on Park Road behind a Firestone,(down the road from Black Lion. There are two Firestones on Park Road- It is in a strip mall near a Courtney's Restaurant that is closed. Near the CVS drugstore..

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                      Gusty Sep 12, 2008 06:58 AM

                      There is a great web site http://www.ukgoods.com. They always have great food and fantastic customer service. Have you joined the Meet Up Group, Charlotte Ex Pats, it's called Rule Britannia?? There are so many Brits in this area you should be able to get a great list of stores that sell food from *home*!!! :
                      )I know Trader Joe's sells crumpets and great creamed horseradish. Harris Teeter does Tetley British Blend T-bags that work well. The also have Colemans Mustard, birds custard, devon cream (in the cheese deli section), Weetabix (organic cereal... outer box has changed so look carefully). To name but a few

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