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.