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Where to Buy British Savory Pies in San Jose Area??

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abbyj Apr 8, 2013 12:04 AM

There was a British market in the San Jose/Campbell area for many years, but it closed down about a year ago. Can anyone suggest a British market that carries the full range of British pies (steak, pork, etc.)? We even have haggis lovers here, so any ideas? Thanks to all.

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  1. Melanie Wong RE: abbyj Apr 8, 2013 12:09 AM

    Last year's hunt for Vegemite took me to Australian Products in San Jose. More info here,
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/875243

    In addition to goods from Australia and New Zealand, it also stocks a great deal of British frozen foods including meat pies and pasties.

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      abbyj RE: Melanie Wong Apr 8, 2013 11:57 AM

      Thank you, Melanie. I'm not sure where that is, but i'll do a search and locate it. I appreciate the information!!! Abby

    2. CarrieWas218 RE: abbyj Apr 8, 2013 07:35 AM

      If you come towards the coastside, Cameron's Pub in Half Moon Bay has a small store inside which sells frozen savory pies, haggis, and various other British products (I get my Branston pickle and IrnBru there).

      They have a nice selection but don't carry any of the flavored Walkers chips that I love so....

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        abbyj RE: CarrieWas218 Apr 8, 2013 11:56 AM

        Thank you, Carrie! We sure have been looking around for a British store for a year or so, ever since the local one closed down. It sounds terrific, and we could head over to HMB sometime soon to take a look at the Cameron's Pub. Can't thank you enough.

        Those Walker's chips are a big favorite with the kids, so I'll have to continue to look around for another source on that, too. Surely, in the whole Bay Area, there must be a full-range Brit store? Thanks so much for your help, and I hope I get some more information from others about their experiences.

        Thank you, Carrie! Abby

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          CarrieWas218 RE: abbyj Apr 8, 2013 01:42 PM

          I have been able to get the flavored Walkers chips at "You Say Tomato," on California Street (between Larkin & Polk) but I don't get to that part of the city often enough...

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            abbyj RE: CarrieWas218 Apr 8, 2013 02:46 PM

            Thanks, Carrie. I haven't been to that You Say Tomato place yet, but it sounds as if they've got some great items. Many thanks. Abby

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        grouper RE: abbyj Apr 8, 2013 02:52 PM

        I know it's not local but there is a place in the Detroit area that is a Scottish Bakery and they ship throughout the country.
        Ackroyds.com

        They are very authentic and also have cakes, shortbread, black pudding, etc. The place makes you feel like you're back at the butcher shop in the UK.

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          abbyj RE: grouper Apr 8, 2013 05:52 PM

          Hi Grouper, THANK YOU. It's good to know about them, and especially with a recommendation like yours. I'll check them out online, and we can give it a shot. Black pudding, too? Wow, that will be welcome news here at home. Many thanks, Abby

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            CarrieWas218 RE: abbyj Apr 8, 2013 06:23 PM

            Camerons sells black pudding, but I prefer the freshly-made boudin noir from Fatted Calf.

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              abbyj RE: CarrieWas218 Apr 8, 2013 07:38 PM

              Thank you, Carrie. I'll check that out. Good, authentic black pudding is hard to find. Many thanks. Abby.

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          dlobo RE: abbyj Apr 8, 2013 05:09 PM

          In San Francisco, there is pie press which makes really good savory NZ pies (i assume they were traditionally british)

          Your post reminded me that we've not had it in some time, and i just emailed her an order :)

          the website is: http://www.thepiepress.com/

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