Delicatessens, stores and shops
Let temptation lead you astray in one of many speciality delicatessens, stores and shops that offer mouth-watering local, national and international produce. If you want something with extra bite, feast you're eyes on these foodie havens...
Becketts Farm Shop, Wythall
Becketts Farm is an award-winning, family-run haven for foodies - where the quality of what’s on offer is unrivalled.
Their fabulous farm shop is home to a first class bakery, butchery, greengrocer, deli and sandwich bar. Their produce is all sourced locally, of the highest quality and at competitive prices.
The Becketts’ team is passionate about food and that extends to our restaurant too – the very best ingredients are cooked from scratch every day. If you go on Sunday, you’ve got to try the famous four roast carvery! And more importantly there are no restrictions at Becketts, they’ll pile your plate high and if you can manage it, you can happily go up for seconds! Yummy!
Chouchoute Chocolatier, Great Western Arcade
Since opening its Birmingham boutique store in 2002, Chouchoute - French for ‘pampered’ - has earned a reputation for its refined style and the vision of owner Pierre Soualah. Pierre has crafted a unique and exclusive assortment of intensely-flavoured chocolates, handmade in a timeless fashion and arranged in beautifully presented luxury gift boxes or hand-wrapped ballotins. All are available in-store and online for next day UK delivery.
Chouchoute also offers artisanal French specialities such as calissons, marrons glacés and preserved fruits, as well as fine champagne and wine gift hampers – perfect for the gourmet palate, special occasions or simply to impress corporate clients.
Anderson & Hill Deli, Great Western Arcade
Cheese, charcuterie, find foods and sandwiches.
Maison Mayci, Kings Heath & Moseley
Maison Mayci produce high quality French patisserie and bakery products with a rustic lunch menu, which includes daily soup, quiche and pasta specials.
All Maison Mayci's produce is freshly baked and cooked on site daily by their Chefs using the finest locally sourced ingredients from a local butcher based in Harborne, and the fruit and veg markets. Their produce is baked and cooked in a traditional French way.
Loki Wine Merchant & Tasting House, Great Western Arcade
Loki is an Award winning Wine Merchant located in the business district of Birmingham. They stock over 800 fine & rare wine and spirits as well as offering a unique wine tasting experience where customers can sample 24 wines by the glass and enjoy wine with cheese and charcuterie in their contemporary wine lounge.
The approach to wine is different from other Merchants, Loki believe that wine should be relaxed and sociable, not stuffy and traditional. This means Loki is not only about buying great wine, it is also about relaxing and enjoying wine in a friendly environment.
The Bread Collection, Great Western Arcade
The Bread Collection produces the finest baked artisan goods using traditional methods ranging from the traditional loaf to a wide selection of speciality breads, cakes and pastries.
Bowkett’s Butchers, Oldbury
Bowkett’s Butchers provide quality locally reared meats and poultry, which are cut and prepared by skilled butchers and are sourced locally from the Herefordshire and Worcestershire regions.
They make their own in-store specialty and award winning traditional pork sausages, as well as faggots, pork pies, pork scratchings and white pudding. So for a real authentic Black Country flavor grab yourself something from Bowketts!
A. W Lashford & Son Butchers, Knowle
A.W Lashford & Son Butchers produce handmade, high quality sausages, pork pies & pastries, burgers bacon, pate and faggots.
They have receipes for hundreds of sausages and if you require a specific one just ask; they are able to accomodate most requests providing they are bought in quantity. They have about 20 or 30 different varieties available in a regular week.
Lashford's are a family business established in 1889 who pride ourselves on personal service and except for holidays you will always find a Lashford on the premises to speak to.
S & A Rossiter Organic Butchers, Bournville
S & A Rossiter are a family run, organic butchers. They take pride in the fact that their meat is locally produced, organic and free range, and rightly so!
The store is run by Steve Rossiter who has been in the industry for 25 years, In terms of what is on offer, they have several varieties of homemade sausages, organic lamb and beef burgers, home cured meats, pork pies, black pudding, cooked hams, and the legendary Lashford’s sausages!
So if you want to take home a little bit of Birmingham, why not make it a famous sausage!
Caffé Chino, Digbeth
Caffé Chino is renowned for its award-winning luxury bespoke cakes, where each masterpiece is a concoction of fabulous flavours and detailed design made for any special occasion.
Café Chino also serves a variety of Chinese style patisseries and drinks, including egg tarts and Green Tea Lattes.
The Grocer, Edgbaston
The Grocer is a lovely little local deli, stacked full of quality produce. It’s a traditional food shop with very friendly service and the shop in a central part of the community.
They previously won ‘Best Independent Retailer’ in the Midlands in November.
They stock goods from local suppliers alongside all the everyday convenience needs. If you are looking for a hard to find item, this is the shop for you!
Cakes and Bakes, UCB, Summerrow
Cakes and Bakes have a mouth-watering display!
It sells a huge variety of delicious bread, cakes and biscuits freshly baked each day by the University College of Birmingham’s bakery students, and ready meals produced by the chef catering students. The prices are astounding and the selection on offer is fantastic.
And, what makes it even better is you can justify that extra cake by saying you are supporting Birmingham’s education system. It’s a win, win!
Opening hours: 10.30am to 4.00pm Monday to Thursday and from 10.30am to 3.30pm on a Friday.
Stirchley Stores, Pershore Road
Stirchley Stores is a new cooperative enterprise, which supplies ethical, affordable and local food.
Log Home Farm (and farm shop)
The Log Home Farm Shop stocks a variety of produce including locally sourced Organic Free Range chickens, Organic Free Range pork, and a small variety of fruit and vegetables.
Selfridges Food Hall, Bullring
Whether you are looking for flavour-filled cured meats, rare, mouth-watering cheeses or flamboyant French pastries, why not uncover some truly special food at the Selfridges Food Hall in the heart of the Bullring? There are all kinds of naughty treats to be found there too - including the irresistible Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
Frost and Snow Bakery
There’s much, much more to Frost and Snow Bakery than great tasting cupcakes. Everything they do, every day of the week, is driven by their desire to make a lasting contribution to the well-being of their community.
They do this by creating opportunities for previously homeless people to work with us, in their bakery, to get the experience that’ll help them back into work, regain their independence and restore their self-esteem.
So, if you love cupcakes as much as they do, get in touch, or come and see them in their coffee house at Snow Hill in Birmingham and help them to make a real difference to homelessness.
Leverton & Halls Deli, Bournville
Leverton & Halls Deli has the acclaimed title of having the best breakfast in town. So naturally you'll have to stop off here first to get ready for the rest of the day! It’s well presented café and deli are proud to use only organic, locally produced food.
With very reasonable prices, considering the quality of the produce, this is a great café to stop off in, if you are in the Bournville area. Delightful!
Not only do IKEA, Birmingham offer a huge range of home furniture and accessories but some delicious food as well. You can even enjoy some of their famous meatballs in their restaurant or try out their new sausage and mash from a new menu. Don’t forget to get some pick and mix from their Swedish Food Market for your journey home!
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