myers of keswick: for hankerings from across the pond

as i may have mentioned once or twice, my hubby j. is a brit (but the friendliest one you’ve ever met), and on occasion although he is doing his best to lose that accent (wasn’t that in our marriage contract) he craves random things from the homeland.  chief among the weird ones include some kind of cream that he must get only there (it is at myers honey!), and which he implores his friends to send over, and also some super special cleaning pads for the kitchen. yes, they seem not to be available in the good old u.s. of a.  fortunately, for most of these things, we have myers of keswick, an english market in the east village. catering to a whole mini-country.

some of the treats that myers of keswick keeps on hand for the homeland include pg tips, angel delight, mcvitie’s hobnobs, thornton’s candy, heinz baked beans, basset’s candy, weetabix, hula hoops, jamaica ginger cakes and the good ole spotted dick.  for baked goods, myers of keswick has a whole counter full of sausage rolls, shephard’s pie, pork pies, cornish pasties and steak and kidney pies. at christmas time, we always load up on those mince pies too — can’t quite deal with the christmas pudding though.

fortunately, myers of keswick is ready for all the holidays weeks ahead of time, so if you find you must have a super sweet cadbury egg in preparation for easter (just 2 weeks away), they have a whole pile.  myers of keswick, 643 hudson street between horatio and jane streets, manhattan, new york, 212.691.4194.

6 Responses to “myers of keswick: for hankerings from across the pond”

  1. Meg says:

    My sister-in-law – also a Brit (a Mancunian, to be precise) will love this!

  2. cherrypatter says:

    wow. i never knew that someone from manchester was called a mancunian. i love how many odd little words there are bundled up in the english langauge.

  3. Lee says:

    If it’s any comfort, I still have vegemite and Vita Wheats, and even my favorite Bonds singlets sent to me from Australia … and as for the accent, even my NY-born kids have inherited some Aussie sounds mixed with a Brooklyn twang. You just can’t fight heritage …

  4. Jennie says:

    I used to live around the corner from Myers of Keswick. Oh, how I miss that place!

  5. The Marshals says:

    Did day trip to NYC November 27th took time out to visit and buy “goodies” from Myers we are former “Brits” (first and last time will visit),3 packs Bassetts Liquorice allsorts $4.95 1 pack Eccles cakes $1;95 ? 1 pack Crawfords Custard Creams , 2 types of sausage and coouple boxes Paxo stuffing, 1 jar Piccaally, Oxo’s spent approx, $79.00. opened one pack allsorts 2 nights ago STALE and dry as can be just awful , same with second pack it was like chewing concrete same with the Eccles cakes, stale, not sure if store has air conditioning;but appears these item just dried out whle on the shelf,not sure for how long ?? also noted shop staff not the friendliest in the world, told them we had traveled from Connecticut to shop at Myers , stone faced response was “Really” afraid to open the creams at this point.NEVER AGAIN !

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