Shaun's, Lewisham Way

Mintness writes:

I noticed that Shaun's (formerly LV Food and Wine), the unit on Lewisham Way near the Tesco Express, opened its doors this weekend. Popped in for the first time just now, and it's a bright, nicely laid-out shop.  

With thanks to Pam for the photo

Depending on which side of the Great Mung Debate they favour, BCers will be delighted/appalled to learn that they seem to have a pretty good range of organic fruit and vegetables on offer, as well as other organic products from biscuits to Belgian beer. Some Indian goodies too, plus plenty of the usual honest corner shop fare. 

I didn't investigate in any great detail, but north-enders lamenting the loss of the Shop on the Hill would be advised to take a look - easy enough to pop in this Saturday on their way to/from the Market!

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

*like*

Good luck to Shaun!

fong said...

Nice, bright, friendly staff and stuff seemed to be priced "honestly"

I went in, but didn't buy anything - I wanted some fresh meat, they only had hams and the cured stuff.

The veggies looked fresh (fresher than the ones from the guy that was there before)

Wish them luck

Anonymous said...

I popped in the other day (with my broccoli/brockley bag obvs) bought some really nice garlic and also noticed that they had some ready made 'Dorset Pastry' in the freezer which is good to know when yuou want to knock up a pie (using rabbit from the market of course)
I do also really like Sultan Foods up the road - really good tomatoes and a very wide selection of different sizes of bulghar wheat :)

NickA said...

I live on Lewisham Way, pretty much opposite Shaun's. Just had a look out the window and the shop's shutters are down today...

KW said...

Happened to pop in there the other day to pick up some tidbits and the staff were very helpful and friendly. The veg I picked up was good quality, anyway. Nice selection of things from what I could see, although I didn't look around too much.

kolp said...

Another new business in the area good stuff. Best of luck to Shaun's.

Grano Badager said...

It looks good, to be sure. A nice balance between the south London Wall of Booze and organic produce.

NAT said...

Must go and see, but it will be hard to beat LV Food and Wine for parsley.

NAT said...

Just back, Yep plenty of other stuff but no parsley. Over to the supermarkets again who seem to imagine it should cost £1.49 a small bunch. Last bastion, I s'pose is that guy across from Portland bookmakers who also has, or had, a great line in phone chargers.

Anonymous said...

Why do they have to put that really mung-y "Organic produce" poster in the front window? Don't they want real, normal people to shop there as well as people called Rupert?

ting-a-ling said...

Whats wrong with Rupert

spincat said...

The TFC (Turkish Food Centres) have really good parsley for about 80p. There is also a fantastic stall in lewisham market that does 2 for a pound on herbs- top notch parsley. I wonder if the new market does good parsley ? I will report back as I am going today.

NAT said...

Thanks spincat, will try the Turkish food shops. This house grazes the stuff heavily. LV was a good standby.

Anonymous said...

When I was little I assumed herbs where the one the few things you didn't have to buy because they came from the garden. Now I live flat and I have to go buy them. Life really is improving

Dingo Bruce said...

Get a window box or grow some herbs in the kitchen!

Anonymous said...

When I was a kid herbs were animated animals and stuff.

Twist of Lemming, Sir? said...

Popped in there today to buy some Lemons and Limes to make candied peel, fruit was really good; better looking than Sainsbury's had on offer. People behind the counter were really nice too...

Rupert said...

I am very hurt - yes, what exactly is wrong with Rupert?

Brockley and New Cross Bags said...

Service in Shaun's is great. They tried to give me a free plastic bag even though I didn't buy anything (I was overburdened by items in my hands from the market). The irony that I had left the house without taking one of my own bags was not lost on me.

J.R. Shakerley said...

Does anyone know the opening hours for Shaun's? Can they post the details here?
Popped-in there yesterday and bought some organic bitter. They even have real Normandy cider! A few organic toiletries too... I was impressed.

NAT said...

@J.R. Shakerley, I notice you've given Shaun an apostrophe. I did wonder if he might get pilloried by the grammatical fundamentalists for daring to go without.

But then there's Harrods and Barclays to be getting along with if they need to occupy themselve I suppose.

Anonymous said...

@NAT, Sultan Food and Wine (just up the road from Shauns) usually has fresh parsley, coriander and dill...

NAT said...

Thanks for that anon.

Foxicus said...

Ooh, I'm excited to hear about this! I'd noticed the renovations underway but assumed it would reopen as a bog standard offie. It's nice to hear there's something a little more diverse on offer. Good to luck to all involved!

Foxicus said...

And I meant to add that the Sultan Turkish/Polish supermarket a few doors up is EXCELLENT for all kinds of produce and so much better value than Tesco/Sainsbury's. And the lovely man behind the counter always offers me free tea, yay. I go there for Turkish bread, halloumi, dried pulses, spices, biscuits etc. and the ENORMOUS leeks...

Big Raja said...

I wonder if the new market does good parsley ? I will report back as I am going today.
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Anonymous said...

Shauns was fantastic, they has a wide range of organic produce and even had homeopathic medicines as well, I only went in to have a look and came out with agave syrup, organic coconut oil and organic chlorella. Absouloutley amazing. The staff were really helpful particularly the lady in the wheelchair, she really knew her stuff and was so warm and welcoming. It was so personal that it felt as though i had been going there for years and that i was one of their family. Cant praise them enough go check them out!!!

Benjamin said...

Shaun's need our custom... They're hanging on in there admirably. They have excellent breads (Paul's brand in particular), and lots of ingredients for cooks. The veg looked good too, but I've just got a load in. I use Sultan a lot for cooking ingredients but Shaun's are selling organic stuff alongside as a matter of course. Some great beers and ciders amongst the alcopops etc they took on in LV's stock. Today I chatted with Yasmin and her mum a while, they're really keen to get stuff in people want to buy. Stop and talk when you go in...

Anonymous said...

"Shauns was fantastic, they has a wide range of organic produce and even had homeopathic medicines as well."

Sounds like a nice shop, I will nip in the next time I am in the area.

On a point of information, almost all grocery shops sell homeopathic medicine, though in most it is in 2lb bags labelled 'Sugar'.

NAT said...

To come back to an old bone of contention:

Its very difficult for an independant to live in the shade of a hydroponically nourished tree like TESCO.

It's brave of them to try but ultimately the unequal struggle might find them out.

When I see the ranks of 'alternative' looking young persons in mini TESCO, I have to remind myself that it is just that.

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Anonymous said...

We have to rally round and support our local businesses and I think that Shauns is a great place to start as I live locally. They need our support! And we need them in order to not simply have cheap manufactured artifical produce thrust upon us. They cater widely for vegetarians, vegans and those with allergies. I was amazed to find that they even stock Teff flour, and Coconut Palm Sugar! Not only do they sell Organic healthy produce, they also believe in a sense of community and support our local farmers and producers. The best thing about them is that they are always so polite and helpful. Pop in! Get to know them! And get back to service with a smile!

NAT said...

Amen!

Anonymous said...

Is Shaun's still open i have been there twice at lunchtime this week, and it's closed, with the shutters down

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