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Best hoods for food shopping in London

We have absolutely no idea where we'll be living yet--and (I know said this already, but it's worth repeating) we've both never been. His company will put us up for a month I believe, who knows where yet. In any case... this is a bit off topic, but I would love suggestions on cool neighborhoods. I'm used to living in a neighborhood where I see the occassional drug deal, but also have access to a great farmer's market, park, and some decent food + drink options. In other words, slightly rough is ok with me so long as we have a nice place, decent food options, and access to the tube. feel free to contact me offline too!

Feb 14, 2008
Brooklyn Based in U.K./Ireland

Best hoods for food shopping in London

Wow--what great information and tips. It's funny--I didn't even think to ask about Mexican food. I figured we wouldn't find it. But it's great to know where to get habeneros! Thanks JFores.... We're actually in Clinton Hill -- so I hear you on the Brixton/Bed-Stuy comparison. The prices do scare us, but I agree we'll have to think outside the "what it costs back home" box.

Will report back when we arrive, in six weeks or so....

Feb 13, 2008
Brooklyn Based in U.K./Ireland

Best hoods for food shopping in London

My husband and I will be moving there shortly... and we've both never been. I anticipate we'll be cooking at home more than eating out, more so than we do in nyc, and I'm wondering what the best, expensive places for food shopping are in terms of fresh produce, fresh fish, meat, good cheese, etc.

If all the food shopping's good there, that would be great to know too. Here in my part of Brooklyn, the local groceries suck, but there are a few specialty shops that make up for the horrible meat and produce.

Feb 12, 2008
Brooklyn Based in U.K./Ireland

Sunset Park Chinatown tour

Hi!

Are there any official tours? If not, what are the best spots to hit up to celebrate the Chinese New Year?

Feb 12, 2008
Brooklyn Based in Outer Boroughs