I went down to my favorite UK grocer/bakery in NYC called Myers of Keswick. If you don’t know, I’m quite the Anglophile and that includes the food stuff! My haul: Christmas crackers, Advent calendar, Quality Street chocolates, Glenfiddich mince pies (SCOTCH PIES!), Bourbon creams (alas, no bourbon in them), dark chocolate HobNobs (biscuits), HP sauce, and small container of Marmite (didn’t like it when I first tried it years ago but thought I’d give it another shot). They also bake original British pies there so I picked up some sausage rolls, pork/stilton pies and scotch eggs. Delicious!
Always friendly and helpful there as well. If you’re in need of some UK goodness, head on down to 634 Hudson St. in NYC.
Afterwards, I went over to the other UK shop in town called Tea & Sympathy. They have most of the same items but quite smaller and cramped. Still, they pack a lot in there! I always get a big box of toffee from there. Also picked up some caramel wafers. They have more UK goodness on both sides of them. On the right side is a restaurant of the same name serving traditional English fare. Alas, have not made it in to sample but will one day soon. And to the left is A Salt and Battery. It is the best fish and chips you will have in NYC. I recommend getting some curry sauce with it. Warning, it comes out piping hot so give it a few to cool before shoving it in your gob.
Head over to 112 Greenwich St. in NYC and you’ll be fishing and chipping it up soon enough!
And if you want to check them both out, they are about a 10 minute walk apart. Now keep calm, and Anglo on. #SorryGuv