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ilikecheese21 Oct 7, 2010 09:00 AM

Hello all, I've recently moved to the King's Cross area and am in need of some good (and cheap) restaurant recommendations, including places to buy groceries - particularly fruit and veg as these seem a tad overpriced (and disappointing) at every supermarket I've come across.

Thank you!

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    DietStartsTomorrow RE: ilikecheese21 Oct 7, 2010 10:13 AM

    Fruit & veg IS overpriced in supermarkets. Try Chapel Market in Angel, a short hop from Kings X.
    it's on every day except mondays. It also has a cheap fish stand and butcher. Also, it is very close to a big sainsburys'..for cheaper groceries. Skip the Waitrose...too pricey! Good luck

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      themags RE: ilikecheese21 Oct 7, 2010 12:44 PM

      While you're at Chapel Market get the all you can eat at Indian Veg - it's sort of a London student/squatter rite of passage. I used to eat so much I wouldn't have to eat again for 24 hours - all for £2.75 (it's probably gone up a bit by now £3.50 perhaps?!)

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        ManInTransit RE: themags Oct 7, 2010 03:51 PM

        Chapel market on a Sunday 10-2 also includes the Islington farmer's market at the far end from Liverpool road, there are some great (and top quality) bargains to be picked up if you head along around 1.30.

        In Angel itself there is good value at Angel Curry Centre on Chapel Market - decent bring your own Indian which always helps keep the price down.
        Il Bacio pizzeria in Highbury, La Forchetta on Upper Street and the various Gallipollis on Upper Street all offer pretty decent value in terms of eating out.

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          ilikecheese21 RE: ManInTransit Oct 8, 2010 12:10 PM

          thank you very much for all your replies, will definitely be checking out the islington farmer's market this weekend!

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            bodessa RE: ilikecheese21 Oct 11, 2010 03:27 AM

            If you're in Chapel Market of a morning, you could stop in at Alpino, one of the few remaining classic greasy spoons in London. Not a typical CH recommendation, but it's a lovely little place!

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