Before I was a Francophile I was an Anglophile. So when my friend Suzie, who is English, told me about Myers of Keswick, an English food store in the West Village, I raced to get there.
It's a small place, with an assortment of traditional English packaged foods - Branston Pickles, HP Sauce, Marmite, etc. - as well as a selection of homemade meat pies and a few uncooked fresh meat items, including bangers and Irish style bacon. Things that are not necessarily the greatest delicacies in the world, but that do remind you of England and its quaint food traditions, and certainly a must for English expats. Needless to say, I bought a few items (pictured below). Myers is located at 634 Hudson Street, between Jane and Horatio Streets.
My purchases from Myers of Keswick (not the book)