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  • Hawkens Grantham Gingerbread

    Hawkens Grantham Gingerbread – which comes in five different varieties – is utterly delicious and comes with a great backstory…

  • The Hearty Goodfellow

    The Hearty Goodfellow in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, is a traditional real ale pub serving good-quality home-cooked food…

  • Viva Vino

    Viva Vino is a fun way to buy wine, without all the pomp. But this doesn’t stop the wines or service being interesting or professional…

  • The Real Milk Company

    The Real Milk Company is an organic farm run by the Sharman family. Their ‘milk shed’ houses a milk-vending machine and many other goodies…

  • The Hidden Bakery

    The Hidden Bakery in Eastwood is an independent café & bakery. A trip here yields excellent artisan bread & cakes, breakfasts & brunches…

  • June’s Farm

    June’s Farm in Whitwell is a micro-farm on six acres near Rutland Water. All of June’s meat boxes contain antibiotic-free, slow-grown pork, beef or lamb…

  • Lotts of Wine

    With his Wine & Spirit Education Trust qualification and passion for viticulture, Stephen Lott has sourced a unique selection of excellent wines…

  • Napton Cidery

    Napton Cidery in Napton on the Hill, Warwickshire, is a beautiful, rustic cidery run by Charlotte Jolyon and her husband & cider-maker Jolyon Olivier…

  • Braybrooke Beer Co.

    Braybrooke Beer Co. near Market Harborough is a specialist lager brewer that makes outstandingly crisp, pure and flavoursome beers…

  • The Artisan Butcher

    The Artisan Butcher in Market Harborough is a smart, modern butcher’s shop. The clean, crisp interior with its gleaming white tiles sets the tone…

  • Hobbs Fishmongers

    Hobbs is a traditional fishmongers in Market Harborough town centre. You’ll find a magnificent display of fresh fish & seafood, and friendly service…

  • The Willow & Brook

    The Willow & Brook in Apethorpe is a handsome village dining pub offering a deliberately short but well-chosen menu featuring many local ingredients…

  • Kerry’s Fresh

    Kerry’s Fresh in Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire, is a family-run fruit & vegetable delivery service and a bricks-and-mortar shop…

  • Cottonopolis Food & Liquor

    Cottonopolis is an upmarket Japanese-inspired restaurant and bar set in a former textile warehouse in Manchester’s trendy Northern Quarter…

  • The Blue Ball at Braunston

    The Blue Ball at Braunston is a charming thatched village pub. Several Great Food Club members recommended it as their favourite…

  • Dancing Duck Brewery

    Dancing Duck Brewery of Derby was founded by Rachel Matthews in 2011 and brews some excellent beers. Two of our favourites are Ay Up and Abduction…

  • The Tasting Table

    The Tasting Table of Nottingham provides an afternoon-tea and weekend curry club delivery and call-and-collect service…

  • Bridge 67 Farm Shop

    Bridge 67 in Smeeton Westerby, Leicestershire, is a family-run farm & butchery producing 21-day matured grass-fed beef and lamb, and also offering pork…

  • Globe

    Globe in Manchester’s Chorlton takes you on a culinary journey around the planet. But its food and drink are out of this world…

  • Joseph Morris South Kilworth

    Joseph Morris in South Kilworth, Leicestershire, is a traditional butcher’s shop that sources all its produce from local farms…

  • The Anoki Express Van

    Anoki runs a trio of award-winning Indian restaurants. Its Express Vans deliver its popular ‘JustHeat’ ready-meals across south Notts & Derbys…

  • Gates Farm Shop

    Gates Farm Shop in Cold Overton, Leicestershire, offers excellent-quality produce – much sourced locally – delivering a true foodie experience…

  • All About Desserts

    All About Desserts in Barrow Upon Soar, Leicestershire, makes and supplies artisan patisserie: tarts, bakes and desserts…

  • Off The Beaten Path Coffee Shop

    Off The Beaten Path Coffee Shop is an independent coffee house in Melton Mowbray. It offers excellent coffee, homemade snacks and bakes…

  • Raw Fruit & Veg

    Raw Fruit & Veg of Bingham is an independent greengrocer and health food shop. It offers fresh, high-quality produce and store-cupboard essentials…

  • Positive Kitchen

    Positive Kitchen is a new independent online supermarket delivering local food and essentials to Leicestershire & surrounds…

  • The Veg Factor

    The Veg Factor in Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire, offers a delivery service of fresh produce. Partners include Hambleton Bakery and Manor Farm Yoghurt…

  • Buttercross Food Boxes

    Buttercross Food Boxes of Bingham delivers fresh fruit, veg, salad & essentials to parts of Notts, including to people within eight miles of Bingham…

  • Stonehurst Farm

    Stonehurst Farm in Mountsorrel sells homegrown organic produce including potatoes, vegetables, beef, pork and lamb. There’s an on-site tea shop too…

  • Derby Pyclet Parlour

    Derby Pyclet Parlour makes delicious pyclets (a traditional Derbyshire food that looks like a flattened crumpet) and oatcakes…