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I understand from The Portugal News and other sources that there are places in Southern Portugal where one can buy British foods but I have been unable to locate any such shops in the north. Does anyone know of any purveyors of British goods in or near Porto?
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I understand from The Portugal News and other sources that there are places in Southern Portugal where one can buy British foods but I have been unable to locate any such shops in the north. Does anyone know of any purveyors of British goods in or near Porto?
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Why ever would you want British food with all the fresh food as close as you would need. What is so special that you can't do without, i even make my own Bacon and very good it is to. The only thing i haven't been able to buy was Juniper berries and i needed them for my Bacon. But on a trip back i collected some to last me.

Did you know that there are companies that with ship stuff here, Amazon and some of the big supermarkets.

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Peter, Thank you for responding. I do appreciate the local food very much: the plentiful veggies, the cherries, plums and figs, the octopus, the morcella, and especially the sensational sheep cheeses. And, having lived outside the UK all my adult life, I am very accustomed to doing without the foods of my childhood years. But there are a couple of things I especially like and can buy where I live in the US but not here. One of them is not even British; that is cocoa. Just simple, plain cocoa -- can't find it even at the largest supermarkets in Porto. (None of that sweetened, hot chocolate stuff for me.) Then I would be happy to have a little Marmite and some oatcakes occasionally.

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Hi,I'm not North enough to know about Porto shops.However,there is a place in Cascais,maybe if you contact them,they could post stuff to you?? This is a link to their Facebook page,which has all the details.

https://www.facebook.com/glood.pt
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Hi

Below is just a few links that may help. Contact both the removal companies to ask if you can meet them on there route south.

Peter

http://livinginthesun.info/portugal/...ate-challenge/

http://www.algarvefreight.com/Online...gDelivery.aspx

http://www.uk-groceries.com/

http://bmceuropean.com/contact-us/
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I understand from The Portugal News and other sources that there are places in Southern Portugal where one can buy British foods but I have been unable to locate any such shops in the north. Does anyone know of any purveyors of British goods in or near Porto?
Anyone importing good Marmalade, decent English Breakfast tea, a range of breakfast cereals, fresh real orange juice, etc..

All at proper affordable prices, will make a fortune in our area

Surely it doesn't cost an arm and a leg to export these by sea from UK, and not drive them overland or use air transport.
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Hi,
intermarche, Apolonia and Iceland all have the products you want in the algarve.
Happy to pick up whatever you want and post them to you at cost.
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Peter - we can't all do as you do.
If the person in the next apartment to my holiday home starts keeping pigs with a view to making his own bacon a lot of people will be unhappy.
Also we lived in France and in a supermarket in Bordeaux they had a very large Portugues section - nothing wrong with a little bit of what you fancy.
Peter every time i see you post since i read the 'must have juniper berries' i can't help but picture you in the hermit screen in the 'life of brian'
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Hi,
intermarche, Apolonia and Iceland all have the products you want in the algarve.
Happy to pick up whatever you want and post them to you at cost.
Cheers
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Intermarché? Personally I wouldn't shop there. Their nearest branch is 20 kilometres away, which for us would equal €20 in public transport return fares, and long walks to get to. I dislike their web site

http://www.intermarche.pt/

They have no proper online list for their products and prices. All they provide is a brochure of the kind of junk mail which floods my letter box. How can know what they have unless I go there?

Last time I was in an Intermarche they had nothing of real interest or value for me.
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sir recorder, you do live in an incredably small world of your own making , casting scorn out onto the real world.
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Intermarche stocks according to their customer base; so their Algarve stores have more "expat" products.
The Lagos branch is quite good for variety, but I find their prices for the "special" items is exorbitant.
Unfortunately the British food store where we used to go just folded; the third one in three years to go under in Lagos.
I guess it's a tough business.
I order our tea online; it doesn't work out much cheaper, but we get the good stuff we like.
If you hunt around on the internet, sometimes you can find a shop that will ship for reasonable money. It depends what it is you want.
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[QUOTE=sir recorder;10179455]Anyone importing good ... fresh real orange juice, etc..


who in their right mind would import fresh orange juice to Portugal?

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Sri Pete: I also like a lot the 100% cocoa. Round here (lisbon area) i can get it easely in Continente and Jumbo.

Be warned that the labeling even for a PT person may be misleading, you have to check out twice to learn the thing is actually 100% cocoa.

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I understand from The Portugal News and other sources that there are places in Southern Portugal where one can buy British foods but I have been unable to locate any such shops in the north. Does anyone know of any purveyors of British goods in or near Porto?
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sir recorder, you do live in an incredably small world of your own making , casting scorn out onto the real world.
The fact is that Continente [Modelo] is far closer and better stocked.
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