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supermarket w/American foods

henri cat Jan 6, 2009 02:19 AM

I am planning a trip to London and would like to find a few foods from the Old Country (USA) to bring back to France. Are there any supermarkets near Trafalgar Square that might have imported American food? I am pining for Tex/Mex foods, American cheese (jack, especially), jalapenos, etc.

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  1. loobcom RE: henri cat Jan 6, 2009 02:49 AM

    Depends what you mean by near, but there are fairly good US food selections in Partridges - Kings Road, Harrods, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Wholefood Markets etc.

    There is also a good ebay seller that seems to have a lot of the stuff you might want.

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      dexters RE: henri cat Jan 6, 2009 07:33 AM

      even my little Tesco Metro has pickled jalepenos. I've not found MJ cheese anywhere yet though. Depending on what day you'll be here, there is a stall at Borough that carries some Mexican items. Borough Market runs Thursday-Saturday.

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        majmaj4 RE: dexters Jan 6, 2009 10:07 AM

        Of the places I have seen Whole Foods seems to have the biggest selection.

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          scooby99 RE: dexters Jan 9, 2009 07:38 AM

          Monterey Jack is sold in quite a few Tescos in West London on their cheese counter. Their store on the Cromwell Road definitely has it.
          I'm sure that a lot of the Sainsburys that we shop in have MJ on their cheese counters too.

        2. iheartcupcakes RE: henri cat Jan 6, 2009 01:32 PM

          Partridges in my experience has a good selection but is expensive! Wholefoods seems to be more reasonably priced to me - we get jalapeno refried beans there lots! Aldi sometimes sells some great big jars of jalapenos which I tend to stock up on!

          Waitrose in the Brunswick Centre, near Russell Sq sometimes has a few American goods! The mexican stall at Borough is great. There is a Mexican store in the Elephant and Castle and one on the Old Kent Road also!

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            portseven RE: henri cat Jan 7, 2009 06:28 AM

            Try Cybercandy on Garick Street in Covent Garden. They stock mainly sweets, though they do other bits and pieces I think. They have a website, just Google for them.

            On a related note, I see Tesco have started selling Reeces Pieces!

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              Ibrahim.Salha RE: portseven Jan 7, 2009 07:04 AM

              No way! I really want some Reeces Pieces. Which store did you see them in?

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                portseven RE: Ibrahim.Salha Jan 7, 2009 07:12 AM


                Glossop, Stockport. If they have them in out of the way places like that, I would imagine they would be everywhere.

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                  Ibrahim.Salha RE: portseven Jan 7, 2009 07:15 AM

                  Excellent, thank you. I'll have a look in a couple of London stores tonight and see if I'm successful.

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                zuriga1 RE: portseven Jan 9, 2009 08:31 AM

                Oh, my... what next?? I never thought I'd see Reese's Pieces over here. I live near The American School in Surrey and some of the local supermarkets stock things like American cake mixes or some other things for the large ex-pat community. I will definitely take a look.

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                Ruth2009 RE: henri cat Feb 17, 2009 07:53 AM

                I've seen reeses pieces on yankee soda

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