A specialty grocer is like a carnival midway—it offers shelves and shelves of goodies that only become available after lobbing baseballs at stacks of bottles. Get exotic food without the carnie cons with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of imported candy, chocolate, and gifts at London Market.
London Market teems with rare and delicious British imports, such as digestive biscuits, dozens of far-flung chocolate bars, and a wide selection of teas and general groceries. Those whose tongues have never tasted the other side of the Atlantic can satisfy their curiosity by nibbling on McVitie’s dark-chocolate digestives ($4.39), Burton’s Jammie Dodgers ($4.99), or Jacob’s Iced Gems—small biscuits topped with blackcurrant, lemon, and raspberry icing ($8.16). Bagged and loose teas from Barry’s, PG Tips, and Twinings, among other brands, supply an opportunity for social engagement that eventually leads to common-law marriage and an excuse to nosh on tiny sandwiches and mouthwatering candy bars such as a Cadbury Chomp ($0.63), Dairy Milk Turkish Delight ($2.08), or white-chocolate Dream bar ($2.19). A full range of crisps in unexpected flavors, including prawn cocktail ($1.24), roast chicken ($1.19), and tomato ketchup ($1.32), entertains the taste buds of even the most weary potato-chip connoisseurs.