Sunday, October 12, 2014

Grocery Shopping at Meyers of Keswick

A Vintage Nerd

Can you imagine grocery shopping for English foods but yet you are not in England? Well, that is exactly what I did when I went into Meyers of Keswick.

The owner was kind enough to allow me to take photos of his shop so you can see inside. He can to visit New York in the 1970's and decided to stay. Now his shop is a family run as his daughter has taken over the shop.

It is small and quaint and filled with goodies you didn't even know you needed or wanted. I walked away with a Meyers of Keswick grocery bag, a pickle spread (for my husband), ketchup (English style), and strawberry Jam from Mackey's that I am absolutely in love with.

Here is a peak inside of Meyers of Keswick:

Meyers of Keswick
Meyers of Keswick
Meyers of Keswick
Meyers of Keswick
Meyers of Keswick
Meyers of Keswick
Meyers of Keswick
Meyers of Keswick
Meyers of Keswick
Meyers of Keswick

Places like this and Tea & Sympathy are the reasons why New York is so special and unique. You can find all sorts of cultures and special places to eat and shop in.

Before we left home we purchased two pies. Mine was a Meat & Taty (potato) and my husband and I ate them for dinner that night. I LOVED it. Again, I didn't think I would because I perfer my food to be flavorful (Latin food palette that I have) but it was flavorful. Don't let anyone let you think that English food isn't tasty. I don't know where or who gave that impression but gosh darnit they are wrong!

Do you have specialty food shop near you? What did you think about the neat English places I discovered?

3 comments:

  1. This place looks great! Have visited the UK a few times and I agree that I never found the food dull! Here in my town Sacramento we have an Italian grocery store Corti Brothers. I love it. My mom's family was Italian and being in that grocery store just reminds me of my mom and nonna(grandmother). I enjoyed this post; thank you.

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  2. Being English I have to agree! There was a time when English food was very bland but not any more. We have gone back to delicious, well flavoured food, such as th9se dishesvwe have a lways been known for.

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  3. Are those double decker busses I spy on your dress!? Way to dress for the occasion!

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