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Missing British food? Where to find food from home

Living abroad you often miss the simple things from home, such as the food. No longer. Here is a guide to the shops selling expat food products in the Netherlands.

Amsterdam

Absolutely British
Eleanor Rooseveltlaan 102-104 in Amstelveen

Absolutely BritishThe Expat Supermarket for Amsterdam / Amstelveen. Buy all your favourite British Foods in Amsterdam, find every thing you need for Alittle taste of home with the largest British Expat Grocer in the Netherlands.
Online orders taken. Minimum order for deliveries EUR 45.

New online shopping experience: https://shop.absobrit.nl/

Arkwright’s
Rozengracht 13, Amsterdam
Tel: 020 320 0710
www.arkwrights.nl/

Open: Tues-Sun 11am -8pm; Mon 1pm-8pm

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT.

arkwrightsArkwright’s is your true home from home, among its collection of goods, Arkwright’s offers Colman’s mustard, Aunt Bessie’s baking products, Cadbury’s Chocolates, Cheerios, Shreddies, Crunchy Nut corn flakes, HP sauce, Branston pickles, Irn-Bru and much more. They also stock premium Clonakilty Irish sausages and different types of bacon for those who crave an English breakfast. It is fully stocked with Christmas goodies, including Christmas Cakes, puddings, Brandy sauce, double and clotted cream, Christmas crackers, selection boxes, and more. The shop originally opened in 2001, but on 2013 changed ownership and has been rennovated and is now better than ever. Arkwright’s is conveniently located on the Rozengracht #13 – only 500m from Dam Square, and only 2 mins walk from the Westerkerk and the Anne Frank House. Find us on Facebook @ ArkwrightsAmsterdam and on our webshop at http://www.arkwrights.nl

 

 

 

British General Stores
British General StoresThis cosy shop is much more than a grocery store. In addition to Rice Krispies, Heinz baked beans, Tetley’s and Twinning teas, Oxo cubes, Vegemite and mint sauce, the shop carries English greeting cards, colouring books and toys. Baking fanatics will appreciate British baking goods such as cream of tartar and self-raising flour. Owner Lin Sargent opened the store back in 1998 and receives her customers with warmth and care. To end the year in style, the store has a selection of Christmas stockings, tree decorations and chocolates, plus some Christmas puddings. Special mail order packages are available according to the season.

1e Constantijn Huygenstraat 94
1054 BX Amsterdam

Tel: 020 6836191
Fax: 020 675 3518
emaillsargent@zonnet.nl
Online: www.britishstore.nl
Open Monday 13.00 TO 18.00
Tuesday to Saturday 10.30 TO 18.00
Thursday open until 21.00
Closed on Sunday

 

British Supermarket Abroad

British Supermarket AbroadBuy British Food and Products online and have them delivered to your
door worldwide. 1000’s of your favourite British Groceries including
Tea, Coffee, Cereal and Chocolate. Log on today for prompt delivery
and 1st class customer service.

http://www.britishsupermarketabroad.com

 

The English Cake Lady

English Cake LadyBeautiful and delicious birthday cakes and cupcakes for all ages.

The English Cake Lady is Lucie Kenny, a resident of Amsterdam for the last 10 years, and an experienced and enthusiastic home-baker for many more.

Our cupcakes appeal to consumers as a mid-morning snack, afternoon tea option, or a light dessert, and are excellent birthday gifts for friends or colleagues. We specialise in original cake flavours and types, re-inventing the Bakewell Tart, Tiramisu or Strawberry Cheesecake in cupcake form, as well as prettily-decorated simple classics such as Vanilla, Lemon or Chocolate.

http://www.englishcakelady.com/

frank@fair logo

frank@fair is the name of my recently opened shop in the Centre of Amsterdam. The shop is stacked with Fair Trade food. From delicious chocolate, beautiful wines, ice cream, fruit juices and fresh fruit to olive oils, coffee, tea, rice, spices and sauces.

Also bed linen, towels and bath towels in wonderful colours, sheets, tea towels and sleeping bags for your baby or toddler. And our soaps, bath salts, handcreams and even condoms are also Fair Trade!

www.frankafair.nl

Come and discover our range! We also deliver at home. Contact us for the possibilities.

Czaar Peterstraat 68, 1018 PR Amsterdam. Telephone 0031 (0) 20 77 14 207. Email info@frankafair.nl. Facebook www.facebook.com/frankafair. Opening times: see website

Bloemendaal

A.A. Rutte
The very friendly people at A.A. Rutte stock English and American foods such as HP Sauce, Bisquick, cake mixes, cereals (Cheerios, Cap’n Crunch, Honey Grahams), Hellman’s Mayonnaise and S&W Chili Makin’s. At your request they will also make special orders for items such as Log Cabin Maple Syrup. This small, well-stocked shop is worth a visit.

Bloemendaalseweg 20
2061 CK, BLoemendaal
Tel: 023 525 58 12

8:30 – 18:30 daily.
Fridays until 20:0
Saturdays until 18:00

 

 

Haarlem

A taste of home (just opened!)

Gedempte Oude Gracht 42, Haarlem
(Opposite India Palace restaurant)

Purveyors of Irish, British, South African and Australian fare such as tea, coffee, hot chocolate, beer, soft drinks, sausages, bacon, pork pies, pukka pies, Cornish Pasties, chocolate, crisps, biscuits, HP and Heinz sauces, Branston pickles. cakes, soups. beans and mushy peas.

All your favorite cereals and all the Christmas essentials plus much, much more!
If you can’t find it, we’ll get it!
info@atasteofhome.nl 

 

Hilversum

Linda’s Little Britain

British groceries and Gifts. Brick and mortar and web shop.

Linda's Little BritainOpening times:

We’re open on Tuesday to Saturday from 09:30-18:00 hrs. On Thursday we’re open from 09:30-21:00 hrs. Every last Sunday of the month, we’re open from 12:00-17:00 hrs. We are closed for lunch from 12.00 – 13.00 and on Thursday from 18.00-19.00

Vaartweg 22a, 1211 JH Hilversum

Email: lindaslittlebritain@upcmail.nl

http://lindaslittlebritain.nl/

https://www.facebook.com/lindas.littlebritain

 

Online

British Corner Shop

British Corner ShopBritish Corner Shop is the online supermarket for expats. Established in 1999, choose from a range of over 8,000 products including all major British brands. Order from the comfort of your own home, for delivery to your door worldwide. The Netherlands is a popular shipping destination, with a large 25-30Kg parcel costing just GBP 9.99. You will find everything from British food, drink and household products to toiletries and magazines and, if you can’t find what you are after, BCS will do their best to add it to their shop. Customer service is excellent. So what do you miss the most?

Tel: + 44 (0) 1454 22 88 70
Fax: + 44 (0) 1454 22 89 85
Email: info@britishcornershop.co.uk
Online: www.britishcornershop.co.uk

Order online 24/7

 

 

Buy In Britain

Buy in Britain

The online supermarket for all your British food.

http://www.buyinbritain.com/

 

The Great British Kitchen

The British Food TrustThis website is a major resource for all those in the UK and around the world who are enthusiasts for British cooking, its past traditions and future potential. Most of the 1,210 recipes here are indeed traditional and, taken together, define the legacy of British Cuisine.

http://greatbritishkitchen.co.uk/

 

Expatboxes

Expat boxesExpatboxes.com was started in 2001 by staff who lived abroad for 20 years and upon their return to the UK were being constantly e-mailed by expat friends to send them things they missed from the U.K. Therefore they decided to open an internet site to serve the needs of all British expats around the world. Expatboxes.com now under new ownership has continued to develop into a thriving, well known internet business, delivering worldwide all those things the British expat misses from home !!

http://www.expatboxes.com/home.cfm

 

 

 

 

Fabulous Food

It's Tea TimeWelcome to FabulousFood.nl

Fancy a English favourite such as HP Sauce?
Need ingredients for an impressive High Tea?
Like to try Jamie Oliver or Nigella Lawson’s delicious recipes?

Well, you have come to the right place!
FabulousFood.nl is a webshop offering your favourite English foods which can be difficult or impossible to find elsewhere in The Netherlands.

From Heinz Baked Beans to Branston Pickle, or Walker’s crisps to Cadbury’s chocolate, here you’ll find all the British food that you have been missing so much.

We will give you that comforting “home away from home” feeling again.
Your order will be delivered to your door within 3 working days after we have received your payment.

Fabulous Food? Jolly good!

http://www.fabulousfood.nl/

Sausages.nl

sausagesWelcome to the website of sausages.nl, the only British style sausage maker in The Netherlands.

All our products are hand made in our workshop in Rotterdam, using locally sourced meat and seasonings from all over the world. We have a range of six varieties at the moment, often complemented with a speciality of the month. Check back regularly to see what that is.

So if you fancy a coil of Cumberland, some herby Lincolnshires, South African Boerewors, or just some good old British Bangers, you’re in the right place.

http://www.sausages.nl/

 

The Village Shop

village shopOur internet shop offers a wide selection of traditional British products, including English tea, food, nostalgic jigsaw puzzles, greetings cards and luxury gift items delivered to your door. Each product is carefully selected from only the finest British companies ensuring the very best quality.

 http://www.thevillageshop.nl/en/welkom

 

 

The Haag

Kelly’s Expat Shopping

WELCOME TO KELLY’S EXPAT SHOPPING

Kelly's Expat shoppingWelcome to Kelly’s Expat Shopping, your British & American grocery store in The Hague and Wassenaar. We carry all your favourite brands including fresh, frozen & bakery products. No time to come to the shop? …..don’t worry, just order online and your goodies will either be posted or delivered. We have weekly deliveries on Wednesday & Thursday. For more information or suggestions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

http://www.kellys-expat-shopping.eu/

Zoutmanstraat 22a, 2518GP The Haag.

Ppening hours during the week from 09:30 – 18:30, Saturday 09:00 – 18:00 & Sunday 10:00 – 17:00.

We hope to see you soon.

 

Thomas Green’s

Thomas Green'sThomas Green’s is a brick and mortar provider of over 650 different products from the UK, America and South Africa. You can choose from a wide selection of fresh, frozen and pantry items . You will find all your favourite cooking ingredients here – bicarbonate of soda, baking powder as well as supercook colouring and flavouring. They have a good selection of fresh meat – British bacon and sausages, NZ legs of lamb (ideal for that Sunday roast).

Frederik Hendriklaan 71
2582 BT
Den Haag

Monday – 12:00 – 18:00
Tues / Wed – 09:30 – 18:00
Thurs – 09:30 – 20:00
Fri – 09:30 – 18:00
Sat – 09:30 – 17:30
Sun – 12:00 – 17:00

Email: thehague@thomasgreen.nl
Tel: +31 (0)70 358 7586
Website: www.thomasgreens.com/

 

 

Co-op Van Dijk
Ursulaland 80
2591 HA, The Hague
Tel: 070 385 64 65

Van Dijk’s is a small neighbourhood supermarket with a friendly staff and the vast selection of a large chain. In addition to Dutch grocery items, they carry imported foods such as Hamburger Helper, Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, Crisco vegetable shortening, baking powder, Colman’s dry mustard, Karo syrup, Rowse Black Strap Molasses, Betty Crocker and Green’s cake mixes. For those with a sweet tooth, they have Oreos, Foot by the Foot, Pop Tarts, Hob Nobs, Cleary’s maple cream cookies, McCormick’s Imagine mousse vanilla cookies, Walker’s crisps, Keebler Vanilla Wafers and Club Crackers.

 

Utrecht

Jac Bostelaar
Steenweg 21- 23, Utrecht
Tel: 030 231 4186
Open: Tues-Sat 9am-5pm

JackJac Bostelaar is located on one of Utrecht’s busiest shopping streets, not far from Utrecht central station. The shop, opened in 1935, could likely qualify as one of the smallest in the country and on Saturdays it’s packed – it’s almost s worth a trip to see how many people can fit inside. Jac Bostelaar stocks a lot of sweets, cereals, baking products, peanut butters, salad dressing and teas.

http://www.jacbostelaar.nl/

 

Wassenaar

Chester’s Kitchen
Chester's KitchenA British baking company near the Hague offering pies, pasties, ready-to-eat meals and much more – home made and tasty!

http://www.chesterskitchen.com

Rijksstraatweg 322A
2242 AB Wassenaar

Tel: 00 31 (0)6 5220 1475

Email: info@chesterskitchen.com