Situated in London’s busy Spitalfields, A.Gold is a tribute to grocers of old with its selection of traditional British foods and old-fashioned service. Named after one of its former residents Amelia Gold (who ran a millinery business in the 1880s), this quaint grocer continues the tradition of the shopkeeper in Spitalfields. The only deli in London to offer entirely British produce, A.Gold is true to its claim to be “the village shop in the heart of London". Inside, you'll find Scotch eggs made fresh daily, Campbell’s Tea, Wardour smoked oysters, Cumbria toffee, Butterworth’s Royal Norfolk Regiment Campaign Chutney, Gosnells London Mead, traditional sweets (weighed by the quarter and served the old-fashioned way in paper bags) as well as Knob biscuits, a savoury biscuit made by the Moores family in Bridport Dorset since 1880. For the more modern larder, there's Capital Bee honey from London’s nearby rooftops, Little Bird London Gin made in Clapham as well as Monmouth Coffee roasted in Covent Garden. During the week, you can buy made-to-order sandwiches with fillings such as Applewood Smoke Cheddar with apple and pear chutney. Wonderfully nostalgic, A.Gold is the truest of grocers with its championing of local artisan and traditional producers. All we can say is Rule Britannia.
Address: 42 Brushfield Street, E1 6AG. Tel. 020 7247 2487 Twitter: @agoldshop
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 10.00 – 16.00; Sat-Sun: 11.00 – 17.00