Though you as a Francophile may love London, you may not love the city’s food quite so much. To satisfy your desire for Petits Lu cookies, Panzani sauce and Pasquier brioche, here are some stores and websites where you can buy French products in London.
L’eau à la Bouche
This specialty foods grocery store on the famous Broadway Market street in Hackney will have your mouth watering as soon as you walk through the front door: charcuterie, house-made sandwiches and many products that are only available in France (LU cookies, Cassegrain canned goods, etc.). Both a delicatessen and a café, this multifaceted épicerie will quickly satisfy your need for French food. — 35-37 Broadway Market, London E8 4PH
This small neighborhood supermarket is located on a quiet little street in Bayswater, west of London. Very typical and authentic, you will have to sneak through the narrow aisles of this store to find the products of your dreams: Bonduelle carrots, Herta ham, Brossard and Boursin are there. If you don’t have time to go to the store, Europa Food also makes deliveries in London. — 35 Craven Rd, London W2 3BX
Le Coq Epicier
Nestled in the charming Camden Passage in Angel, the specialty foods grocery store Le Coq Épicier will take you on a trip to the French countryside simply with a glance through the store windows: baguettes, wine bottles, cans of sardines, mustards, calissons, macarons… so many specialities you won’t be able to resist. Once inside, you’ll find cheeses, rillettes, charcuterie, tapenades by Les Niçois, but also jams and caramels. The quality of the artisanal products justifies prices that are sometimes a little high, but on the whole, the investment is worth it. — 1 Camden Passage, London N1 8EA
This English supermarket chain isn’t ignoring its French and Francophile customers, paralyzed by all the new British products. Find the familiar French products here, including Président’s Emmental cheese, biscottes, Francine flour and Maille mustard. As for drinks, the supermarket offers Perrier, and for the biggest gourmands, you’ll even find Bonne Maman cookies. — Plusieurs adresses dans Londres
“Authentic French food directly at home”: this is the slogan of the Chanteroy website, which specializes in French products and offers deliveries in London. The prices are very affordable and the website is easy to use. Biscottes, Knacki, Câlin yogurts… You’ll find your bit of French happiness on the pages of Chanteroy. For the bravest, the company also has a store in Fullham.
The Pascalou specialty foods grocery store is located between the very French area of the English capital, South Kensington, and Chelsea. It’s an authentic French address where you can find fresh produce such as vegetables or seafood carefully arranged by tent like at the weekend marchés in France. Inside, fresh fish, cheese, charcuterie and many other excellent products await, straight from across the Channel. — 355 Fulham Rd, London SW10 9TW
If you prefer to go for a walk au marché and find French products there, head to Borough Market, located at London Bridge. Several stands represent the flavors of France, such as Le marché du Quartier, which sells authentic confits and cassoulets as well as cheese. For the charcuterie, stop by the French Store Cupboard, which offers very good saucissons by the slice. — 8 Southwark St, London SE1 1TL
Are you addicted to Picard? Don’t worry, Ocado is here for you. This delivery website allows you to order products from your favorite French brands in one click — including Picard. The prices are very low and the site even offers a 30% discount on your first order.
Beyond the not very attractive web design, Frenchclick offers a wide range of French food and even some other products. You’ll find beauty products such as Garnier shampoo or Petit Marseillais soap, products for the home and for babies. It’s definitely the website with the largest selection and choices for people seeking French products. On the food side of things, the site has a gastronomic section that offers foie gras, caviar and other luxury products.