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English shop in the Bay area?

Where can I buy English foodstuff in the Bay Area? We recently moved to the area and I am looking for an English speciality store...thanks!

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  1. I've always noticed the one on El Camino in San Carlos, British Food Centre. Here's a Web link with more info. There seems to be a bigger store in Campbell.

    http://www.buybritish.net/

    Here in Half Moon Bay Cameron's Pub also has a small British foodstuff store in its restaurant if you happen to visit here but probably isn't as extensive as these other stores.

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    1. re: Wendy_san

      I have been to the Campbell main store location for the British Food Centre. I am not British but know of British expats that love this shop.

      British Food Centre
      Kirkwood Plaza
      1614 W. Campbell Ave.
      Campbell, CA 95008
      PHONE: (408) 374-7770
      TOLL FREE: (888) 747-5522

    2. Haven't been there.. but they might have some stuff here.

      http://www.thejunket.com/index.php

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      The Junket
      235 El Cerrito Plz, El Cerrito, CA 94530

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      1. re: kc72

        Wow, The Junket's still around? I worked there in the late 80's. At that time, they had both a deli and foodstuffs. I don't know if either aspect has changed, but it was nicely stocked back then.

      2. You can find a few British imports at a reasonable price at Cost Plus World Market, such as some Heinz tinned products (including Spotted Dick), lemon curd, biscuits, teas, condiments, even a bunch of Shere Khan products.

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        Cost Plus World Market
        2552 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA

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        1. re: Xiao Yang

          I'll add some peripheral suggestions to make you feel at home. John Campbell's Irish Bakery is a great place for Irish breads, Cornish Pasties, scones and other readymade items. Fiona's Sweetshop, downtown, features British candies.

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          John Campbell's Irish Bakery
          5625 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121

          Fiona's Sweetshoppe
          214 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA

        2. Piazza's supermarket off 92 has a small British section on the back end of an aisle roughly opposite the dairy cabinets.

          1. Surprisingly, the Monterey Market in Berkeley has a section of British imports along one wall.

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            1. re: Glencora

              Berkeley Bowl has a fairly large selection of British imports as well.