can I just remind everyone that 5 mins walk from this new Tescos there is a row of small local shops on Great Suffolk Street.
You can get better value meat from the butchers and they will order in anything you want.
You can get the exact amount of produce you want/need from the grocers and you ask for ripe/underripe/mixture etc etc and they'll bend over backwards to give you wahat you want
Theres a florist who sells houseplants and herbs for next to nothing, and will chat to you and advise them on how to keep them alive
theres a bakery
theres a dry cleaners
theres a competitior for crown of best cafe in London (Terrys)
there's The Giggling Sausage - not as good a cafe but what a great name
therea hairdressers (but, sadly, they're shite!)
there a newsagents
and most of all, if you come down a few times, there's people who'll smile at you and say hello.....
can you afford to spend an extra £1 on your total shopping budget for an entirely diferent way of shopping?
I made the choice to do so and nowdays I look forward to going shopping, whereas i used to despise it.
and I'm helping those people stay in business
Please try it if you havent given it a go already
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