Gail’s Artisan Bakery
64 Hampstead High St., Hampstead
With locations all over the city and some of the freshest, most perfect bread we've tasted, you can pretty much count on Gail's for any dinner party. They have a constantly changing list of varieties as well as pastries, light salads, and prepared foods. The ingredients are all completely organic and chemical-free. Pit-stop on Friday or Saturday for a loaf of their unbeatable challah.
Melrose and Morgan
Oriel Hall, Oriel Place, Hampstead
The freshly made food at this beautifully laid out shop is a good take-away lunch option. You'll also find plenty of tempting cheeses, meats, wines, and oils. The emphasis is on British-made fare but there are carefully-selected and very tempting exceptions like preserved lemons and jars of Spanish beans. There's a second location in Primrose Hill.
179 Haverstock Hill, Hampstead
Pomona is the quintessential neighborhood grocery store. It's the kind of place where the shopkeepers can tell you rich stories about every single item in there. Despite this intimacy, the selection is surprisingly complete. With produce, dairy, meat, fish, and even a bakery, you can pretty much do all of your grocery shopping in this perfectly tiny spot.
West Hampstead Farmers’ Market
Eton Ave., Hampstead
Highlights include veggies from Kent, a Greek stand with plump olives, the Wild Country Organics lettuce stand with a variety of all-organic greens like mustard, rocket, and others you've never heard of, plus a Celtic baker with a really nice variety of breads and baked goods.
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