We feel strongly about shopping sustainably and seasonally to support the local economy as well as the global environment. Ingredients for our cooking sessions are sourced from independent shops: we buy fresh, seasonal, organic and Fair-trade produce where possible.
Among others, we use the following outlets:
Barbakan Delicatessen (Chorlton)
One of the finest continental bakeries in the UK and a local institution.
Dig Organic Box Scheme
Beth & Alan Creedon set up this very successful local and affordable box scheme.
Glebelands City Growers (Sale)
An urban growing project producing organic vegetables at affordable prices.
Hickson & Black’s Deli (Chorlton)
High-quality cheese, deli products, locally baked bread and organic groceries.
Khawaja Brothers (Chorlton)
A gem of a local shop with really affordable fruit and vegetables, fresh herbs, spices, pulses, rice and other essential ingredients for cooking from scratch.
North Star Deli (Chorlton)
A fine delicatessen packed with carefully sourced gourmet goodies and a range of high-standard, handmade items.
Out Of The Blue Fishmongers (Chorlton)
Fresh fish and seafood (90% of their fish is wild and much is organic!) also offers game, free-range poultry, seasonal veg, deli products and fresh sushi that’s handmade on the premises.
Unicorn Co-operative Grocery (Chorlton)
One of the UK’s largest and most successful wholefood outlets, their focus is on local, organic, fairly traded and affordable goods.
W.H. Frost Butchers (Chorlton)
Family-run butcher, offering locally sourced free-range poultry, game, 28-day hung beef, lamb, pork, handmade sausages and burgers, cured meats, plus cheese and eggs.