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Jun 23, 2008 08:37 AM

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.

    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.

      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.

        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.

          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.