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Old Mar 10th 2007, 7:57 pm
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Default Brit Shops in Chicago

I spent 10mins searching but didn't come up with much.

anyone know of any good british or indian shops in the Chicago area?

We're in Naperville (North West Suburb).

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Most ships are near a dock ..I would have thought ....
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Most ships are near a dock ..I would have thought ....
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There is a shop in Naperville, called The Irish Way, sells food stuff.
also a few Irish shops at Long Grove, also they have them at some malls.
they usually sell the usual, chocolate, bisto, custard etc.,

Blarneys, sells pies, sausage rolls, choc etc.,

There are a few Indian grocery stores around the Chicago area/NW suburbs
also try world market.
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Most ships are near a dock ..I would have thought ....
I thought he was on about the British Navy lol, I was getting rather excited then
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I thought he was on about the British Navy lol, I was getting rather excited then
OMG ...mention a sailor and her knickers are at half mast...........
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I thought he was on about the British Navy lol, I was getting rather excited then
lol yeah thought we had a sailor on board
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OMG ...mention a sailor and her knickers are at half mast...........
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ahh you gotta love typos like that.

could a moderator fix it for me please?

thanks for the info anyhoo.
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thanks for the info anyhoo.
Are you in Canada now?
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sorted the thread title..

http://www.britsintheus.com/foods.htm

have a look at that, the sites a bit shite, but it does have a pretty good listing of Brit stores around the country...it's a start at least
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Hi Andy, I'm right near you. I'm in SE Aurora (my hubby's band is playing at O'Malley's on Hill Avenue tonight, and I'm off there in just a few - get yer arse over there! ) and there are a few places I know of, not many though.

Michael's Fresh Market on the NE corner of Ogden and Route 59 (just south of Wal-Mart) used to have a whole aisle of Indian foodstuffs - I think Indians might own it - but now it's been whittled down a bit. Still an excellent shop all round.

Further up 59 and on the Aurora side, Meijer has an "International Foods" aisle. Aisle 9, I think... they have a few things in there. Opposite the British section you can get curry sauces etc. in the Asian section. And you can't have been here long, otherwise you'd have found the Cost Plus World Market on New York Street. It's just west of Route 59, and directly north of Fox Valley Mall (that's what I call it, though its name was changed a couple of years ago to "Westfield Shoppingtown" but no-one calls it that). Actually it's on the ring-road around the mall, sandwiched between that and New York Street. Go west on New York Street (it's called Aurora Avenue on the east side of 59) and turn left at the first traffic light. It's there on your left.

Also, not necessarily Brit food, but Trader Joe's on Gartner in Naperville (where it meets Washington - SW corner) has some stuff that I've not found anywhere else, like tzatziki. Yum! Now I'm hungry!
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Originally Posted by DollyLlama View Post
There is a shop in Naperville, called The Irish Way,
went here earlier... actually only 1mile from our place so pretty handy... had everything english we wanted but nothing indian...
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where are you btw?
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went here earlier... actually only 1mile from our place so pretty handy... had everything english we wanted but nothing indian...
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where are you btw?
I am in Utah now........ lived in Chicago area for 7 years.
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Hi Andy, I'm right near you. I'm in SE Aurora
we've been here since first week of jan but due to decorating, getting kids back from my wifes ex and generally being extremely busy with the new job we've not had much chance to look around.

my wife did find the cost plus but I haven't been up there yet.

you'll have to come around for a sunday dinner sometime... I make a nice one apparently... roast pork, crackling, yorkshire puds, roast potatoes....bisto... everyone so far has loved it.
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