Southsea Deli in Portsmouth

Southsea Deli in Portsmouth

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?

Continue reading “Southsea Deli in Portsmouth”

Independent Coffee Roasters in Hampshire

Independent Coffee Roasters in Hampshire

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…

Continue reading “Independent Coffee Roasters in Hampshire”

Latin Food At Home in Portsmouth

Latin Food At Home in Portsmouth

[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…

Continue reading “Latin Food At Home in Portsmouth”

Festive Chocolates from Bonham’s Bonbons

Festive Chocolates from Bonham’s Bonbons

[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…

Continue reading “Festive Chocolates from Bonham’s Bonbons”

Hampshire Independent Gift Guide Christmas 2020

Hampshire Independent Gift Guide Christmas 2020

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…

Continue reading “Hampshire Independent Gift Guide Christmas 2020”

Kala Thai in Bournemouth

Kala Thai in Bournemouth

ᵃᵈ Just before the second lockdown happened I snuck in a visit to Kala Thai in Bournemouth.

Thai is one of my favourite types of food and I was excited to discover chef Tom Saengthong hails from Bangkok.

I was invited to review and was excited to try something new and head into Dorset.

Continue reading “Kala Thai in Bournemouth”

Hampshire Food and Drink Christmas Gift Guide 2020

Hampshire Food and Drink Christmas Gift Guide 2020

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.

Continue reading “Hampshire Food and Drink Christmas Gift Guide 2020”

Boscastle and the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

Boscastle and the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

Boscastle is a stunning little harbour and home to the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic.

This charming village and National Trust site is a great base for walks and there’s some quaint shops and tea-rooms to wander round.

If you’re looking for a slow magical Cornish day trip with cream tea and a beautiful coastal walk, Boscastle and the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic is worth exploring.

Continue reading “Boscastle and the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic”

Prawn on the Farm in Padstow

Prawn on the Farm in Padstow

Prawn on the Farm is Prawn on the Lawn’s answer to how do you run a restaurant in 2020. And, I am here for it!

The temporary ‘pop up’ at Trerethern Farm puts the restaurant in a much bigger setting, in a long marquee overlooking Padstow and the river.

The same chilled out vibe, local seafood and fresh produce from Padstow Kitchen Garden has transferred perfectly. And the only changes, except the location, is that there’s a lot more space, social distancing and hand sanitising going on.

Take a look at Prawn on the Farm…

Continue reading “Prawn on the Farm in Padstow”

Nava Coffee in Ringwood

Nava Coffee in Ringwood

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!

Continue reading “Nava Coffee in Ringwood”