Farm Kitchen in Southsea was a little treat in between lockdown restrictions. This was my very first visit to the restaurant and my first brunch in a very long time, for obvious 2020 reasons!
Like Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food? Well, Farm Kitchen’s twist on breakfast might be for you…
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Southsea Deli is a great spot to pick up essentials, treats and a hot drink from in Portsmouth.
This awesome independent has plenty of products to fill your pantry with. It also hosts food making workshops to teach you new skills and will cater any events you might have.
Don’t forget the Southsea Deli Truck, the mobile arm of the store, that makes its way to popular spots around the city and sea front.
Have you stopped by Southsea Deli yet?
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Up your ‘at home’ coffee game with this helpful directory of Independent Coffee Roasters in Hampshire!
We are incredibly lucky to have a thriving coffee roasting scene in the county, offering a fantastic range of single origin and blended coffees.
I’ve listed local roasters by area to help you easily find a new morning brew to try. And, all of them deliver straight to your door!
Let your journey into Hampshire coffee begin…
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[AD] Latin Food At Home is a Colombian takeaway available for collection or delivery in Portsmouth.
Catalina and Hernan are a husband and wife duo producing excellent authentic Latin food from their kitchen.
If you’ve never had Colombian food, now’s your chance, take a look at the food and how to order…
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[AD] Festive Chocolates from Bonham’s Bonbons were just the festive pick me up I needed and a great gift idea!
Charlotte, the chocolatier, sent me a festive box of her hand made chocolates to try recently.
If you want some delicious Southampton artisan home made chocolates to gift or for yourself, shh I won’t tell anyone, you’ll want to take a look at these…
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This is my very first Hampshire Independent Gift Guide, bringing you a round up of incredible local independent businesses from across the county.
Everything on this guide can be bought online, helping you work around restrictions and get that all important Christmas shopping done. Not even a pandemic can stop the spread of Christmas cheer. I’ve heard it’s spread by singing loud and clear. 😉
Oh yeah, and you’ll be supporting amazing local producers, creators and makers keeping creativity and retail diversity alive in Hampshire.
It’s really powerful that your Christmas shopping can also help your local community…
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This Hampshire Food and Drink Christmas Gift Guide 2020 is here to help you navigate shopping local and online this festive season.
The majority of shopping this year looks like it will have to be done online or planned for the future.
Supporting local businesses and creators is particularly important this year, more than ever, as we all try and find our way through the challenges the pandemic presents.
But, will us Brits let is dampen our Christmas spirit? Hell no, I hear you cry, especially not when it comes to the food and fizz. We’re resilient creatives who, by hook or by crook, will spread some festive cheer thanks to the modern wonder of online ordering.
Here’s some of my favourite local food and drink to give you some gift ideas this year.
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Nava Coffee is serving up speciality coffee in a cosy set up on Ringwood high street.
This was only a flying visit but I really liked the vibe of the place and I would love to return to try out some of the cakes on offer!
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Framptons cafe, bar and kitchen is an atmospheric place for a breakfast, lunch or dinner catch up full of character.
I recently ventured there for brunch and I was very excited to find this charming place on the high street.
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Here’s 10 zero waste shops in Hampshire that will help you make a few changes to your basket.
Sustainable shops are becoming increasingly popular and with good reason. I mean we’ve all watched the latest David Attenborough documentary, seen that turtle who has a straw stuck in his nose or the seahorse wrapped around a plastic cotton bud, haven’t we?
If you want to make a few changes here’s some great shops that will help you on your way….
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