Celebrating good food and championing local

We've created a contemporary hall environment with a traditional farmers' market style, featuring a fresh meat counter, bakery, delicatessen and a wide range of products from British and artisan producers.

Let us introduce you to just some of the fabulous local and sustainable brands our buyers have hand-picked for our new Food Hall, opening today at Van Hage Amwell.

Meet Church's Traditional Butchers: Church's has been supplying the people of Epping with the highest quality raw and cooked meat products from England and Scotland since 1888 and we're delighted to have their meat counter in the Food hall.

Meet Dizzy Bee Kitchen: When Nicky Halloran couldn't find a granola all her family loved she made her own, and her tasty granola has won many fans and awards since then.

Meet Chiltern Cold-Pressed Rapeseed Oil: More than 150 years of farming knowledge goes into every bottle of this golden and omega-3 rich cold-pressed rapeseed oil - grown, pressed and bottled on the Mead family farm at the foot of the Chiltern Hills.

Meet Mrs North's Eggs: Our super-fresh eggs come from Mrs North's family farm near Ware in the marvellously-named village of Nasty, where the family has farmed for 60 years.

Meet the Saffron Ice-cream Company:  Founder Dom and his team make hand-crafted artisan ice-cream with ingredients sourced from local producers on the family farm in Saffron Walden.

Meet Fudge Can. Proper crumbly fudge made from the all-natural British ingredients – British farm assured fresh cream, real dairy butter and British sugar.

Meet Spinney’s Harvest Honey: Only honey harvested their beehives located in the parishes of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire goes into Spinney’s seasonable and sustainable honey.

Meet the Hertford Cake Company: Founder Sharon turned her back on her 9 to 5 job and starting baking cupcakes and celebration cakes in her home kitchen in 2015. Such is the demand now, she’s moved to a new production kitchen where she bakes and develops new flavours.

And last but by no means least, meet Spare Snacks:  Founder Ben's Mum refused to waste food and when grown-up Ben discovered 40-50% of edible fruit and veg goes to waste, he created Spare Snacks, delicious fruit and vegetable crisps made from rescued produce that otherwise would be thrown out.

Meet Urban Cordial: These naturally delicious cordials are low in sugar and made from surplus fruits farmers have been unable to sell to the supermarket chains.

Meet The 3 Brewers: This small micro-brewery makes beers on a picturesque farm on the St. Albans-Hatfield border using local ingredients and, wherever possible, fresh water from its own bore holes.

Meet Cardona & Son Spirits Company: Cardona & Son makes its Hitchin Honey Gin from raw honey from its own beehives so just by drinking delicious cocktails made with their spirits, we can all actually help to support the British honeybee!

Meet Punchy Drinks: Tasty fruit-based drinks made in Peckham from the best ingredients with no weird stuff added, supplied in plastic-free packaging. And did we mention, a percentage of their sales goes to charities dedicated to protecting the environment.

Meet Bionic Bull Coffee Roasters: Small-batch, hand-roasted and uncompromisingly good coffee is what comes from this Hertford-based roastery.

Meet Hitch Gin: Fifty years after the last gin stills went cold in Camden Lock, the heart of Victorian Britain’s gin distilling, Hitch Gin is created using traditional methods and the finest 100% British grain spirit with botanicals including black tea, bergamot, wood, hay and pepper.