Deepak may not have the best array of fruit and veg in Tooting – several other nearby stores could take that crown – but for dried goods and spices, it has no peers. There are more pulses to be taken here than in the whole of the adjacent St George’s Hospital – Malawi toor dahl, urad dahl, channa dahl, and every staple you’ll need to cook Indian food. The range of spices covers everything South Asian and beyond.
In April 2013 Deepak moved around the corner to a concealed site behind a nearby tyre shop, but otherwise, it's business as usual. They expect to move back to the previous, prominent corner site on Garratt Lane "In a year, maybe a year and a half".