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Oct 28, 2008 02:33 AM

[London/UK] Delivery and mail-order gourmet?

I've heard that there are a lot of delivery and mail order food services in the London area. I'd love to get any suggestions or recommendations. I've long been jealous of the New Yorkers with Fresh Direct. Is there anything similar in London?

Also, I remember seeing a company that shipped Italian specialties at pretty reasonable prices, but I can't seem to find it.

And, as always, I'd love to find Asian treats that I couldn't find elsewhere. Has anyone tried Orientalmart.co.uk?

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  1. try:

    www.ocado.com is the Waitrose delivery service. Ive never tried it but it should be quite good.

    www.deliverance.co.uk for takeaway food. Its been very good at times, and a bit dissapointing at others. Havent had it for a while but coudl be worth trying out. The great thing is you can mix and match cuisines if you want, and order online.

    www.japancentre.com for japanese stuff. I think they do Korean stuff too
    their actual shop in in Picadilly, near picadilly circus.

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    1. re: foreignmuck

      I use Ocado and it is really very good. Sometimes they don't have some more obscure items but you will be pleasantly surprised by what they do have (and it knocks the socks off what you would find at your local Tesco).

    2. there are loads of good companies to try

      Ocado is very good (use them all the time!)

      www.buywholefoodsonline.co.uk is also very good

      www.abelandcole.co.uk are fantastic

      www.donaldrussell.com are very good

      www.pughpiglets.com are great although they are wholesale

      www.seasonedpioneers.com are good for the more obscure spices etc

      and www.patchwork-pate.co.uk are great (pates are out of this world!


      or for the oriental stuff then try www.wingyip.com (if they dont have it then no-one will!)

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      1. re: hwitten

        oh yeah and riverford organics is another one i forgot.

      2. Think the one you have probably seen is Natoora
        also worth looking at http://www.nifeislife.com/