The Spring Street Grocer is the saviour of city dwellers and workers with a taste for good produce. With a card-friendly policy, the Spring Street Grocer’s famous subterranean speciality cheese cave is there for you when you need a hunk of parmesan, while the upstairs grocery section is happy to oblige with everything from cans of imported sardines to jars of local honey and fresh lemons for when emergency gin and tonics are in order.
Providing high quality essentials to the community while sticking it to the big players in the supermarket game, independent grocers are more important to the local community than most of us realise. Of course they give us the very best fresh fruit, vegetables and fine foods, but typically they also support smaller, hard-to-find brands doing great things in the food world. These providores don’t enforce a minimum spend or add sneaky charges when using your card – hurrah!