Swerve the supermarkets and pick up something special from one of these local favourites.

 

Words by Reyhaan Day

 

 

Rippon Cheese

Celebrating its 30th year in Victoria, Rippon Cheese is a much loved local expert.

A beautiful façade conceals an impressive selection of cheeses.

They’re mainly sourced from the UK and France, but also from across Europe.

Plus the team is always happy to offer recommendations on its 500 varieties.

Rippon Cheese, 26 Upper Tachbrook Street, ripponcheeselondon.com

 

 

Jeroboams

Jeroboams is the wine and spirits shop every London neighbourhood hopes to have.

The Elizabeth Street site sees well-versed staff listen to customers’ requirements before giving advice.

Bottles and varietals are sourced from the world’s most revered winemaking regions.

Find wines from the Old World of Bordeaux and Burgundy to New World leaders like California and Kent(!).

The shop also stocks a significant selection of spirits.

Jeroboams, 50-52 Elizabeth Street, jeroboams.co.uk

 

Gastronomica Pimlico

Find la dolce vita in all its glory at this cosy cafe-deli.

Browse imported ingredients including charcuterie, cheeses, olives, pasta, fruit and vegetables.

Or, if the shopping is too much, pull up a chair and order a Campari spritz.

Gastronomica Pimlico, 45 Tachbrook Street, gastronomica.co.uk

 

Delicias

For charcuterie, sweet snacks and other morsels, head to Portuguese deli Delicias.

From pastéis de nata to cured meats and dried salted cod, visitors will be spoiled for choice.

You can also find bites from Brazil and Spain.

Delicias, 43 Warwick Way, delicias-uk.com