What else do Forest Hill and Honor Oak need?


#61

The Provender? It’s always closed by the time I get back from work :frowning:


#62

Click and Collect lockers in Forest Hill centre would be useful. There is a set in the BP Garage further along the South Circular but a more central location (such as in Sainsbury’s) would be very convenient.


#63

Try checking with Le Querce. They have started selling food to cook at home, e.g. fresh pasta and sauce, as well as ready made takeaway from their restaurant menu.


#64

Not ready made, not local but delivered to your door and easy to make, Gousto. Used many times and very good.


#65

Good suggestions @Brett and @Londondrz. I’d forgotten about Le Querce’s “eat at home” option. This is their menu:

Given they have a 48 hour order time, I think there still may be room for the casual pop-in shop I described earlier.

And as @Londondrz mentioned, Gousto (and also HelloFresh) are both great for convenience and inspiration. I amassed a whole book of recipe cards from using both services. Started feeling guilty about all the packaging though - a huge amount of card and plastic in each delivery (especially on all the tiny single-use portions of herbs and spices).


#66

Same thing went through my mind @ChrisBeach but I found we were able to recycle 99% of the Gousto packaging. The wool currently insulates our hallway floor :slight_smile:


#67

Agreed but that is why I also mentioned that they do takeaway from the restaurant too. That could be done on impulse.


#68

I’m a massive hello fresh fan, I was really wary about the packaging but I find I am not buying food that i then throw away now so I feel better about it.


#69

How about a really great second hand book shop. One of my favourite places to spend 20 minutes in London is Book Mongers on Coldharbour Lane, Brixton. I used to pop in frequently on visits to the Ritzy and seldom did I leave empty handed.

Since moving to FH I don’t visit Brixton that often and I miss my visits to this amazing shop. Would love a similar one in the hood.


#70

You could try Rye Books on Upland Road, East Dulwich


#71

And downstairs at Kirkdale Books, Sydenham.


#72

Fantastic. Thanks.


#73

Yeah I’m never sure what time they are open until but they definitely do what you want, although not cheap. Also they sell sausages etc from the Proud Sow now.


#74

Back in the mid-80s Sugar Mountain was a secondhand bookshop.


#75

My hubby would love a Bodeans-at the moment we trot over to Balham or Clapham. And I’d love to get one before east Dulwich does…


#76

That just fits me down to a T Mr. I get through 2 or 3 books a week & love the history of my shop :heart::heart::heart:

That’s another thread though on shops history, but I know most of mine boss from you & Steve Grindlay :slight_smile:

On another note a bookshop would be fab & might be coming. So thoughts please?

And seriously :slight_smile:


#77

What if this said “Book Shop” secondhand or other gave all profits to the library?

Good thing!

I think so :ok_hand::ok_hand::ok_hand:


#78

Afraid East Dulwich already has The Flying Pig which is a Bodeans-equivalent. It is good and well worth a visit, excellent beers on tap and great BBQ.


#79

Leave Bodeans to Clapham and Soho (and other locations). How about a proper US-style BBQ joint with open fire pits and their own smoke houses. I want me some brisket sold by the kilo.


#80

If Pauline and her friends get on with it your wish may be granted!! :slight_smile: