Sally Butcher has created a Persian pocket in Peckham, bringing the flavours of Middle Eastern and Levantine cooking to south-east London. Specialist foodstuffs and a lovely café to boot. 28-30 Peckham High St, SE15 5DT. Peckham Rye Overground.
PHOENICIA FOOD HALL
A Lebanese-owned store with a strong selection of products from all over the Middle East, and Europe and South America as well. They also offer high-end custom-baked cakes. 186-192 Kentish Town Rd, NW5 2AE. Kentish Town.
Suroor is a rarity: an Iraqi food market in the outskirts of Richmond Park. The selection of pickles and preserves is outstanding, and there are interesting teas. Prices are notably low. 101 Robin Hood Way, SW15 3QE. Raynes Park rail.
One of 14 stores in a group that started in 1980. Fresh produce places them in the ranks of London’s best greengrocers, the prices are great, and the selection of olives is exemplary. 89 Ridley Rd, E8 2NP. Dalston Kingsland Overground.
Still one of London’s best Middle Eastern food halls after over 20 years, Green Valley has a comprehensive deli counter and a great display of baklava. 37 Upper Berkeley St, W1H 5QE. Marble Arch.
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