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Rare Delights

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We're lucky in London. If we want a yuzu fruit from Japan, a Burrata from Italy or need to get our hands on a few Thai pea aubergines, we can.

Taste discovers some of London's world food grocers.

PORTUGUESE & BRAZILIAN

LISBOA DELICATESSEN

54 GOLBORNE ROAD

NORTH KENSINGTON

W10 5PR

A well-respected Portuguese and Brazilian foods supplier. Lisboa now has four sites across London in Camden, Chelsea, Notting Hill and Stockwell.

WHAT'S IN THE BASKET?

› Cassava

› Portuguese custard tarts

› Ham, cured meats and sausages

› Shrimp patties

› Condensed milk

› Arroz

VIETNAMESE

STAR NIGHT SUPERMARKET & VIDEO

203—213 MARE STREET

HACKNEY

E8 3QE

Despite its unusual and slightly amusing name, Star Night Supermarket and Video is considered to be one of the very best Asian supermarkets in London. It is generally inexpensive and always comprehensively stocked with all the fresh, frozen and ambient Asian foods you could possibly think of.

WHAT'S IN THE BASKET?

› Green papaya

› Rice paper rolls

› Fish sauce

› Lotus root

› Thai basil

› Sriracha sauce

MIDDLE EASTERN

GREEN VALLEY

36—37 UPPER BERKELEY STREET

MARYLEBONE

W1H 5QF

Established in 1986, Green Valley is a renowned shop among the Middle Eastern community in Edgware Road. The shop houses a deli, patisserie, butchery, grocery and sweets section and is open from 8am – midnight, Monday to Saturday.

WHAT'S IN THE BASKET?

› Halal meats

› Lebanese pears

› Baklava

› Za'atar spiced flat bread

› Harissa paste

› Tahini

› Okra

› Fresh dates

EASTERN EUROPEAN

PRIMA DELICATESSEN

192 NORTH END ROAD

WEST KENSINGTON

W14 9NX

Trading for over 50 years, Prima Deli specialises in mainly Polish groceries.

WHAT'S IN THE BASKET?

› Rye breads

› Herrings

› Kiełbasa

› Borscht

› Pickled vegetables

› Pierogi (dumplings)

› Twarog/quark (curd cheese)

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