Last month, I cooked not one but TWO Thanksgiving dinners. We had two groups over for two separate dinners over the course of last weekend. Pretty ambitious for my first Thanksgiving in London!
I was pleased to find that I was able to purchase the majority of the supplies that I needed at Waitrose and Tesco, including turkey! But there were a few things (ahem… graham crackers damn you) that I wasn’t able to find anywhere. In a moment of distress on Wednesday morning, I started researching American grocery stores in London. I was surprised to find that there are quite a few, and most of them even deliver. Score!
I thought I would share the fruits of my research with you, as I realize that this may be incredibly helpful for others.
I haven’t been to all of the stores on the list, but I’ve heard great things about many of them. For my Thanksgiving ingredients, I went to Panzers, because it was close and the website listed that they had graham crackers available. I was pleased to find that they did in fact have graham crackers along with a number of other ingredients that I needed (American and otherwise). The staff was very helpful and even gave me a packet of herbs for free because the quality was below their regular standards (they looked fine to me!).
American ingredients are a bit pricier over here, so to give you an idea of each store’s price range, I have listed the prices for a single box of Lucky Charms 453g, which all of the stores seemed to carry.
USA Food Store (Notting Hill)
Price Range: 1 box Lucky Charms = £6.50
American food items include Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing, Gatorade, and Dunkin Donuts French Vanilla Coffee (the beans, obviously, not the hot coffee)
Panzer’s (St John’s Wood)
Price Range: 1 box Lucky Charms = £6.95
They sell awesome stuff like graham crackers, Skippy Peanut Butter, and Poptarts
Partridges (many locations)
Price Range: 1 box Lucky Charms = £7.95
Enjoy good ole American faves like Kraft Deluxe Mac & Cheese, Nestle Toll House morsels (in milk chocolate, white chocolate and butterscotch!), and specialty items like Betty Crocker Gluten-Free Brownie Mix
Harvey Nichols Food Market (Belgravia)
Price Range: 1 box Lucky Charms = £5.95
Find unique food items like a one gallon jug of Tabasco (Yes, I said it. One Gallon!), Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Mint Truffle Kisses, and a wide variety of hot and barbecue sauces
Price Range: 1 box Lucky Charms = £7.29
An online store filled entirely with American and Canadian products. Purchase hard to find items such as Crunchy Cheetos, Heinz Kosher Pickles, and Old Bay seasoning
A few other places that I’ve heard of people getting American food items are Mr. Christian’s Delicatessen (Notting Hill), The Stateside Candy Co (Surrey), Shepherd Foods (Shepherds Bush), and Whole Foods Market (various locations). Are there any other placed where you’ve found American products in the UK? Do tell!