A Taste of Britain
There are lots of great shops in Manhattan stocking British products for the homesick. Closer to home the Super Stop & Shops at Port Chester, Mamaroneck and White Plains both have a great range of imported goodies including Heinz Baked Beans, PG Tips, Heinz Tomato Soup, Fruit Squash, McVities biscuits, Cadbury’s chocolate and lots more.
Post Road Market at 1000 Boston Post Road in Rye also has a good range and is particularly good for seasonal produce such as Christmas puds, mince pies, Easter eggs, etc.
The Woodlawn area of the Bronx has some great Irish shops and is only 15-20 minutes away, this side of the Bronx Zoo. Try Prime Cuts Irish Butcher Store, 4338 Katonah Avenue, Woodlawn, Bronx. They only have a small butcher display counter, so make sure you ask for any particular cuts of meat you want - great lamb chops, cutlets and sausages, plus Cadbury’s chocolate!!
BED BATH & BEYOND - Elmsford Store, 251 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford, NY, (914) 345-2701
The Elmsford store also has a world market section where you can pick up lots of goodies from around the world, including Cadburys, curry mixes, sweets, and lots more.
THE BUTCHER'S FANCY - 961 McClean Avenue, Yonkers
Best known for Irish and English delicacies, the store sells homemade sausages, rashers, pudding, corned beef, boiling bacon and sausage rolls. It also offers a wide selection of Irish and English products.
149 Cherry Street (near Vitti Street), New Canaan, CT 06840
Phone: (203) 972 5887
Open Monday-Saturday, 10am-5:30pm
Stop by and browse our store filled with a wonderful, unique selection of merchandise including a wide selection of traditional British, Irish, English, Welsh, and Scottish goods. In addition to several freezers filled with traditional British, Irish, Scottish style foods, we also have a full selection of British Isles candy favourites and groceries. Now stocking Atora suet!
MYERS OF KESWICK - 634 Hudson Street (just below 12th St on the west side)
If you want a whole store of British products to choose from, this is the place. They stock a fantastic range of food and drinks and even hard to find toiletries, medicines and household goods. Specialities include Cumberland (and other flavour) sausages and pork pies made daily on the premises.
FARRELL’S CANDY STORE
1326 Lexington Ave (88th St), (212) 860-3925
Look no further for Cadbury’s chocolate and other treats.
120 W 44th Street (between Broadway and 6th Avenue), (212) 840-8413
Bangers & mash, haggis and other yummy stuff can be had at this cheery Scottish pub. Cute men in kilts behind the bar are an added attraction!
314 W 11th Street (Greenwich St), (212) 620-0393
Tiny, friendly, very happening London style gastro pub with great beers on tap.
108 Greenwich Ave (between 12th and 13th), (212) 807-8329
Village tea shop serving comfort food to expats and Anglophiles.
381-383 Fifth Avenue (between 6th and 7th), Brooklyn, (718) 832-7701
Enjoy chicken tikka masala and deep fried Mars Bars washed down with a pint of lager at this Anglo-Saxon shrine. Half-pub half-curry house with a “Trainspotting” vibe.
HOTALINGS NEWS AGENCY
142 W 42nd St (between Ave of the Americas and Broadway), (212) 840-1868
Find those obscure newspapers and periodicals.
THE MAGAZINE STORE
30 Lincoln Plaza, (212) 246-4766
All the British rags you could hope for – and plenty of others.
To keep in touch try www.bbc.co.uk or National Public Radio (93.9 FM) which broadcasts BBC World Service news hourly from 9-10am on weekdays.
Most of the British newspapers have websites where you can read the papers online.
In no particular order, www.thesun.co.uk, www.guardian.co.uk,www.timesonline.co.uk, www.independent.co.uk. The Week is a great summary of UK and international news, sport, gossip and reviews. Both US and original UK version available by subscription fromwww.theweekmagazine.com.
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OTHER USEFUL WEBSITES
Huge range of imported British goods: food, toiletries, pet food.
Huge range of imported British foods.
Food and other goodies including UK, Scottish, Welsh and Irish flags, mugs and bumper stickers!
Similar range to theenglishshoponline. Fantastic Easter egg collection.
Again a huge range of food and gift stuff plus the Sunday papers, OK, Hello and Heat magazines.
Get the latest international football scores and stats.
Really funny website set up by an expat couple to amuse their friends when they moved to the US. Includes over 1000 words and expressions that American don’t understand! Plus all those jokes, pictures and videos that fly around the email systems of the world.