Giddy Grocer Deli of the Month

Bermondsey

Giddy Grocer

Inspired by their desire to buy quality provisions on the way home from work, south Londoners Christine Hall and Simon Lyons opened the Giddy Grocer in 2017. Both have a pedigree in food: Simon’s B Street Deli has been on the scene for over 12 years, while Christine’s grandparents owned a grocer’s in the New Forest. Since its launch, Giddy Grocer has taken pride in sourcing all of its produce as locally as possible; they now have close relationships with over 200 suppliers, many of whom trade at Borough Market. Personable and knowledgeable staff run the service.

An old-school, traditional vibe pervades as you feast your eyes upon stalls groaning under the weight of seasonal produce. Weaving your way through the shop, you’ll be greeted with the smell of freshly baked bread, while slate charcuterie boards from Crown & Queue are piled high with slivers of Marttemas beef, Mother’s Ruin salami and medlar jelly. Fill your basket with the likes of freshly ground Giddy Grocer coffee, Dalston chillies hot sauce, and Bermondsey Street Bees Metro raw honey. Alternatively, gather choice picks for an easy platter such as mackerel pâté, Pao’s Piccalilli, Fine Cheese Company crackers and Oliveology’s plump Amfissa green olives. For something more substantial, Fosse Meadows’ quality meat is on hand, or grab a cob from The Little Bread Pedlar to complement chicken-bone broth by Tom at Spring Broth.

Don’t miss the organic, biodynamic and natural wines. Try the Gran Cerdo Blanco, a white rioja that pairs well with Neal’s Yard Dairy’s Winslade – a cross between Vacherin and Camembert. Can’t wait to get home and taste all the goodness you’ve plundered? Pop over to sister café Giddy Kitchen for pies, soups and risottos made from produce from the store.

Giddy Grocer

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