From its corner-store location, Beamish& McGlue has all the makings of a great British grocer – quality produce, a passion for food, knowledgeable staff, and a sense of place, of community. In an area of London better known for its fried chicken shops, this family business run by partners, Antonia Beamish and Casey McGlue, has long championed delicious food. Inside you’ll find all the essentials for a well-stocked larder - fresh produce, organic teas and coffees, pastas and deli produce. It's small café offers a limited but homely menu, making it a natural focal point for Norwood locals. But it is Beamish & McGlue’s commitment to fostering a local food culture that makes it a true neighbour. In 2012, it helped coordinate the first slow food festival in Norwood. This two-day event with its programme of cook-offs, tastings and workshops not only brought together local producers from across south-east London but it celebrated the idea of community, quality living and eating. With such passion and dedication, they can't go wrong.
Address: 461 Norwood Road, SE27 9DQ
Tel. 0208 761 8099
Opening times: Monday – Saturday, 9.00am-6pm
Home delivery: If you live in West Norwood, Streatham, Dulwich, Crystal Palace, Herne Hill, Loughborough Junction or Brixton, they home deliver when you order online.