We resent the fact that comfort eating is frowned upon, so instead of stretching your forehead muscles in a frown, why not give your jaws some exercise instead? (Is it wrong that as I write i’m nodding my head in agreement?)
Anyway, we thought we’d make a list of the best places to find all the naughty but nice ingredients needed to make for a happy tummy.
Cheese- Paxton and Whitfields. Nuff said. Free tasters, smiling attractive cheesemongers, and one of the best selections of fromage this side of the Cheddar gorge. ( What? The Cheddar gorge isn’t made of cheese?)
Chocolate- Hotel Chocolat. Although we do also love Minerva Choco
lates too, the new opening of the store in Southgate has us all excited and eking out our overdrafts for a little taste of those fabled chocolates. Boyfriends take note.
Stew/Hot pot- a big warming dish with sage dumplings is what we’re talking about. You can pick up some great, and not so expensive, meat at the Saturday Market in Green Park Station. Or save money and get a cheaper cut, which is often the most flavourful, from our favourite butchers- Bartlett and Sons. They are super helpful and knowledgable.
Sausages- The Sausage Shop. That’s it. They’re awesome. Also, say hi to our lovely photographer Dan, who works there part time.
Cake and pastries- Sally Lunns, Jika Jika, or pop into The Bath Bakery and pick up a treat or two.
Ale- Enjoy a cheeky half of warming Ale in The Royal Oak, if you’re lucky you might even catch a folk performance. Packed with locals and lovely, helpful staff, it’s the perfect place to stave off the dark nights. Stay away from Beesting if you value any form of control over your limbs/vocal chords.