If you've ever considered jumping on a flight home to pop into a Tesco Express for that much needed tub of Bisto Gravy Granules that will surely salvage your Sunday Roast, then this is the place for you! You don't need to go anywhere but to your computer for those unmatchable tastes of home. The internet is awash with online stores that will deliver right to your doorstep. Www.Expats.org has a useful directory of British food suppliers from around the world but if you don't want to wait until checkout to find out just what it will cost you for a tub of Marmite, then this guide will offer some examples of shipping and product costs from some of the best Brit food stores online.
This is a UK based company so the shipping is more expensive than other distributors but they do offer a 5% loyalty discount off all repeated orders and if you recommend a friend you can earn £10 in credit.
Another British company but if being in Los Angeles has stolen those golden opportunities of perusing the aisles of your favorite food shops, you can virtually recapture those precious moments by buying the finest from Tesco's, Sainsbury's and Waitrose right here. Again, the shipping is pricey at about £20 for 3-5 items but if you just cannot live without your Percy Pigs, they have a whole Marks and Spencers section! According to multiple customer reviews, British Super Store have fast shipping with most customers being quoted around 14 days but recieving their items within the week.
This company is based in New Hampshire and takes 4 to 5 days delivery time to California. They also have a very helpful and reasonably priced shipping cost guide on their website, the link of which you can find here.
British Food have a good selection of products but customers in California are subject to a 8.00 Percent sales tax on certain items. For a container of Bisto Gravy Granules ($2.50) and Colemans mustard ($2.34( to ensure a proper Sunday roast dinner, you're looking at an $11 shipping fee.
Based in California, this company has the shorted delivery time to Los Angeles at 1-2 days. For a box of PG Tips ($4.25), a couple of tines of Heinz baked beans ($1.96) and a bottle of HP ($6.00) for your fry up will cost you $12 in shipping fees if delivered by ground mail.
British Isles online is based on Houston, Texas and have a big selection of British toiletries as well as food. For a ten pack of Cheese and Onion Walkers ($9.90) shipping will cost you $9.00 and they deliver within the week.
8344 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA90069Mel and Rose is a food and wine store in West Hollywood and they have a speciality food section which has a few British products including everything Cadbury's and Nestle (At reasonable prices!).
Off to the side of Santa Monica's Favorite British Pub is the Ye Olde Kings Head Tea Shoppe selling great British fare including, PG Tips, Walkers, Heinz, Mcvities and much more. They have all the classics. Bristol Farms Click here for a list of locations in Los Angeles. With a few stores in LA and surrounding areas and one to open in Santa Monica very soon, you will be able to find a selection of British foods and products in any of the stores! Fresh and Easy
Click here for a list of locations in Los Angeles. Fresh and Easy is a chain of neighbourhood marketplaces in the Western United states and is actually a subsidiary of our very own Tesco's! So you will certainly be able to find a selection of British goods instore.
Century City 76 Gas Station
10389 Santa Monica Boulevard
If you find yourself on the road and in desperate need of a chocolate bar from back home, then pull over on the corner of Santa Monica and Beverley Glenn, for the gas station there holds British Chocolate and sweets, who'd have thought!