Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > USA
Reload this Page >

Best place e to buy British food online?

Best place e to buy British food online?

Old Jul 6th 2020, 7:06 am
  #1  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Nov 2018
Location: Las Vegas, USA
Posts: 39
vivid291 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Best place e to buy British food online?

Hello all,

Apologies if this has already been a thread at one point or another, but I was just wondering if you guys might recommend a decent site to buy British food from. Thought I was being smart by just taking a stash from home and then having visiting friends and relatives keep me stocked up but Covid has ruined that plan and I'm down to my last Dairy Milk Whole Nut bar and feeling sorry for myself. If any of you know of a site that doesn't charge $10 for a Dairy Milk bar and £20 shipping to boot, that'd be great. Maybe a bit of a long shot but thought it was worth an ask!
Many thanks in advance!
vivid291 is offline  
Old Jul 6th 2020, 8:17 am
  #2  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 126
KOH2 has a reputation beyond reputeKOH2 has a reputation beyond reputeKOH2 has a reputation beyond reputeKOH2 has a reputation beyond reputeKOH2 has a reputation beyond reputeKOH2 has a reputation beyond reputeKOH2 has a reputation beyond reputeKOH2 has a reputation beyond reputeKOH2 has a reputation beyond reputeKOH2 has a reputation beyond reputeKOH2 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Best place e to buy British food online?

Originally Posted by vivid291 View Post
Hello all,

Apologies if this has already been a thread at one point or another, but I was just wondering if you guys might recommend a decent site to buy British food from. Thought I was being smart by just taking a stash from home and then having visiting friends and relatives keep me stocked up but Covid has ruined that plan
What about the said friends and family posting to you from the UK?
KOH2 is offline  
Old Jul 6th 2020, 12:52 pm
  #3  
Concierge
 
Rete's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 43,913
Rete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Best place e to buy British food online?

Here is an updated thread dealing with your question which was last added to in May 2020. It was started in 2010.

https://britishexpats.com/forum/usa-...-finds-688512/
Rete is offline  
Old Jul 6th 2020, 12:54 pm
  #4  
Lt Col (Retd)
 
Pulaski's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2001
Location: Dixie, ex UK
Posts: 48,647
Pulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Best place e to buy British food online?

Most foods you are likely to want from the UK are available from Amazon.
Pulaski is offline  
Old Jul 8th 2020, 12:49 am
  #5  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Dec 2015
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 290
notaclue has a reputation beyond reputenotaclue has a reputation beyond reputenotaclue has a reputation beyond reputenotaclue has a reputation beyond reputenotaclue has a reputation beyond reputenotaclue has a reputation beyond reputenotaclue has a reputation beyond reputenotaclue has a reputation beyond reputenotaclue has a reputation beyond reputenotaclue has a reputation beyond reputenotaclue has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Best place e to buy British food online?

I order $50 or so worth of food from Tesco, and mother dear is kind enough to pack and ship it (Around £30) and it normally arrives within a couple of days!
notaclue is offline  
Old Jul 8th 2020, 1:02 am
  #6  
Just Joined
 
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 8
1speedy is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Best place e to buy British food online?

You can always try world market on line for some UK things, prices are usually pretty good as well.
1speedy is offline  
Old Jul 8th 2020, 1:07 am
  #7  
Lt Col (Retd)
 
Pulaski's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2001
Location: Dixie, ex UK
Posts: 48,647
Pulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Best place e to buy British food online?

Originally Posted by notaclue View Post
I order $50 or so worth of food from Tesco, and mother dear is kind enough to pack and ship it (Around £30) and it normally arrives within a couple of days!
Are you offering your mother's services to buy and ship food for Vivid291?
Pulaski is offline  
Old Jul 8th 2020, 5:22 pm
  #8  
Auntie Fa
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 7,316
Kooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Best place e to buy British food online?

Originally Posted by 1speedy View Post
You can always try world market on line for some UK things, prices are usually pretty good as well.
I second World Market, online or in person. Our store has just reopened - which is a relief as I was dangerously low on Mrs Balls chutney.
Kooky. is offline  
Old Jul 9th 2020, 4:12 pm
  #9  
Just Joined
 
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 15
Heljpvy is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Best place e to buy British food online?

I've picked up dairy milk fruit and nut at Target and Walgreens recently
Heljpvy is offline  
Old Jul 9th 2020, 4:23 pm
  #10  
Lt Col (Retd)
 
Pulaski's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2001
Location: Dixie, ex UK
Posts: 48,647
Pulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Best place e to buy British food online?

Originally Posted by Heljpvy View Post
I've picked up dairy milk fruit and nut at Target and Walgreens recently
I think that will have been produced in the US by Hershey's under licence. I don't eat it myself, but I think the purists will dispute that it tastes like the F&N produced in the UK, as it likely has butryric acid in it.
Pulaski is offline  
Old Jul 9th 2020, 6:12 pm
  #11  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Jul 2015
Location: Panama City, FL
Posts: 1,244
chawkins99 has a reputation beyond reputechawkins99 has a reputation beyond reputechawkins99 has a reputation beyond reputechawkins99 has a reputation beyond reputechawkins99 has a reputation beyond reputechawkins99 has a reputation beyond reputechawkins99 has a reputation beyond reputechawkins99 has a reputation beyond reputechawkins99 has a reputation beyond reputechawkins99 has a reputation beyond reputechawkins99 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Best place e to buy British food online?

I've used British Corner Shop in the past. They will ship up to 30kg box to the US for £19.99. Last time, it took less than a week.

I would be hesitant to ship chocolate in the summer. Particularly to Vegas. Unless you like drinking chocolate.

We can buy Cadbury's Dairy Milk and Fruit & Nut at Walmart but, as Pulaski points out, it ain't really Cadbury.

Publix sell the real stuff but they are based mainly in the south east.
chawkins99 is offline  
Old Jul 10th 2020, 12:49 am
  #12  
Sasstronaut
 
livinginnyc's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2016
Location: Manhattan, NYC
Posts: 1,293
livinginnyc has a reputation beyond reputelivinginnyc has a reputation beyond reputelivinginnyc has a reputation beyond reputelivinginnyc has a reputation beyond reputelivinginnyc has a reputation beyond reputelivinginnyc has a reputation beyond reputelivinginnyc has a reputation beyond reputelivinginnyc has a reputation beyond reputelivinginnyc has a reputation beyond reputelivinginnyc has a reputation beyond reputelivinginnyc has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Best place e to buy British food online?

There are a ton of UK products now available in most supermarkets - in Morton Williams here in NYC (shoprite outside I think), I was able to pickup (legit) Cadburys, Marmite, digestives, malt vinegar, Heinz beans and Sharwoods curry sauces! I've now got a stocked cupboard in the kitchen!
livinginnyc is offline  
Old Jul 10th 2020, 3:51 am
  #13  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Scotland --> NJ --> TX
Posts: 147
CA-NY has a reputation beyond reputeCA-NY has a reputation beyond reputeCA-NY has a reputation beyond reputeCA-NY has a reputation beyond reputeCA-NY has a reputation beyond reputeCA-NY has a reputation beyond reputeCA-NY has a reputation beyond reputeCA-NY has a reputation beyond reputeCA-NY has a reputation beyond reputeCA-NY has a reputation beyond reputeCA-NY has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Best place e to buy British food online?

I like www.britishfooddepot.com, USA based.
CA-NY is offline  
Old Jul 12th 2020, 11:06 am
  #14  
Lt Col (Retd)
 
Pulaski's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2001
Location: Dixie, ex UK
Posts: 48,647
Pulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Best place e to buy British food online?

Originally Posted by livinginnyc View Post
There are a ton of UK products now available in most supermarkets ...... I've now got a stocked cupboard in the kitchen!
And presumably an empty bank account!

You can get those things from just about any Kroger-owned grocery (they own a lot of groceries under many different names), but holy cow, they're expensive! $3 for a can of beans, $4+ for biscuits, $6 for a tiny jar of marmite. ..... You can get all those things via Amazon for a lot less.
Pulaski is offline  
Old Jul 12th 2020, 11:35 pm
  #15  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Mar 2005
Location: Bay Area, from Plymouth UK
Posts: 307
kevntrace has a reputation beyond reputekevntrace has a reputation beyond reputekevntrace has a reputation beyond reputekevntrace has a reputation beyond reputekevntrace has a reputation beyond reputekevntrace has a reputation beyond reputekevntrace has a reputation beyond reputekevntrace has a reputation beyond reputekevntrace has a reputation beyond reputekevntrace has a reputation beyond reputekevntrace has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Best place e to buy British food online?

If you don't mind buying in bulk, this place is really good and shipping is very reasonable;

The Sweet Pot | eBay Shops

You can buy crisps by the carton (32 or 36 pack) and boxes of chocolate bars (just got a box of 24 malteser bars).
My last order consisted of 1 carton walkers cheese & onion, 1 carton of walkers roast chicken, 1 box of malteser bars. They automatically upgraded my shipping from post office to dhl and I got the order in 5 days! Total came to $87.49

They also have their own web site but I haven't looked into ordering directly from them yet.

Last edited by kevntrace; Jul 12th 2020 at 11:56 pm.
kevntrace is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.