Forget the standard supermarket sweep and treat yourself at one of these classy shops instead.
This St. John’s Wood institution is where the professionals go for the camera-ready heroes of their food-porn centre-spreads.
13-19 Circus Rd, NW8 6PB. Nearest tube: St John’s Wood.
A Marylebone celebrity offering not only the finest cheeseboards in town but also a shop selling bread, homemade preserves, fruit and vegetables, charcuterie and more.
2-6 Moxon St, W1U 4EW. Nearest tube: Baker St.
Proof that Peckham is on the up, this rustic store sells stinky cheeses, extra virgin olive oil, dripping honeycomb and seasonal goodies from samphire to strawberries.
174 Bellenden Rd, SE15 4BW. Peckham Rye overground.
This Parsons Green hotbed sources seasonal hauls of everything from French white asparagus to heritage tomatoes for greenery-starved city dwellers.
34 New Kings Rd, SW6 4ST. Nearest tube: Parsons Green.
Where do those time-poor City folk flock for store-cupboard ‘essentials’? To this treasure-trove of delicacies in Shoreditch.
2-4 Boundary St, E2 7DD. Shoreditch High St overground.