London is a foodie’s paradise. We have so many amazing restaurants, craft breweries, distilleries, bountiful farmers’ markets, and handcrafted deliciousness to choose from. There are some amazing products and businesses that you absolutely need to know about if you haven’t heard of them yet. Trust me when I say that you’ll fall in love with so many items in this curated list.
Everything we’ve curated in this list for you can be found at Shop Locorum. Shop Locorum is an online market that is exclusively for small, local businesses. We’ve created a platform to make supporting local as easy and as rewarding as possible.
Here’s how it works. We have all of your favourite local brands under one virtual roof, which means one-stop-shopping for you. Once you find everything you want, head to the checkout. No matter how many different brands you’re buying you’ll only ever pay one low, flat-rate shipping fee. Once your order is fulfilled, we’ll deliver it to you within 24 hours.
Oh, and we did mention that we wanted to make supporting local rewarding, right? Well, that is where Locorum Rewards comes in. We’ll give your credit for every purchase you make on Shop Locorum. Next time you go to buy more local products/services, you can use that credit like cash! It’s like getting paid to shop!
Unleash your inner food nerd as you browse through this curated list of delicious delights and kitchen essentials.
Super F’N Dark Coffee
Patrick’s Beans is a company that hand roasts their beans in small batches to ensure perfection each and every time. This coffee blend is roasted extra dark for a full coffee flavour with no bitterness. This bold flavour is perfect for the Foodie who loves creating coffee beverages at home. While this blend makes the perfect cup of black coffee, it’s bold enough to stand up to steamed milk, flavourings, and anything else you can think of without its flavour getting lost in the creation.
Peppers & Pickles Hot Sauce
The Hot Sauce Co is a company that creates small-batch, locally made hot sauces. Their hot sauces are all about flavour and are a must-have for any foodie that loves cooking. The bright tanginess of this sauce is just begging to complement barbecued and fried foods. This hot sauce is sure to become your next favourite condiment, and a staple for any charcuterie board.
Whether you’re a scotch connoisseur or just love making delicious drinks that you don’t want to be diluted with ice, these Whiskey stones are the way to go. They chill your drinks without imparting any flavour to them or diluting it like ice does as it melts.
Velvet Hammer Coffee
If you’re a fan of delicious coffee but are not quite ready to try out an extra dark roast, grab Patrick’s Beans Velvet Hammer blend. It’s a smooth medium-dark roast that has low acidity. If you’re a coffee drinker and haven’t tried Patrick’s Beans yet, you need to.
Habanero & Mango Hot Sauce
This hot sauce is thick, spicy, and so flavourful. Foodies are going to want to keep this on hand for culinary adventures. It’s reminiscent of Caribbean foods with complex spices and bright, fresh, tropical flavours.
Yellow Enamel Teapot
This Turkish vintage-designed teapot takes your tea and coffee to the next level. Fill the bottom pot with water and place your tea leaves or grinds in the smaller, top pot. Place it on the stove and boil the water. As the water starts to boil it will release the oils of the leaves or grinds. Once the water boils, turn the burner to the lowest setting. Fill the top pot with water from the bottom pot. Place that smaller top pot onto the now-low burner and steep. Boom. This bright yellow beauty deserves a spot in your kitchen to make you seriously delicious tea.
This beautiful mug is handmade local pottery and because of that, no two mugs are alike. Of course, every foodie needs to have a favourite mug to enjoy their delicious hot beverages in, and this mug is it. It’s dishwasher and microwave safe too! This mug comes from Hutton House. Hutton House promotes and supports people with disabilities through creative learning, life-enhancing programs, and helping them to explore their individual interests!
Mint Cacao Bliss
This delicious drink is inventive and unique. It’s basically like hot cocoa meets peppermint tea (yum) and then the slightly nutty rooibos tea joins the mix to create a truly delightful dessert-like experience. Plus, as a bonus, it’s filled with antioxidants, and is great for digestion!
Rejuuv Energy Balls
These snack balls are the perfect way to satisfy the sweetest tooth while delivering you a healthy, nutrient-packed energy boost to get you through the day. They’re filled with healthy ingredients that are good for you but are so tasty you’ll feel like you’re enjoying a dessert!
Art Show Coffee Beans
This light roast is a totally different coffee but in all the best ways. It’s an off-the-beaten-path choice but one that you’ll find yourself going back to again and again.
Forked River Beer Soap
Forked River is a much-beloved small, craft brewery right here in the city. Londoners have their fan-favourites from Forked River and now they can rub that beer all over their bodies without it being weird. Beer soap uses beer, olive oil, coconut oil, and lye and comes in all of your favourite Forked River flavours. You can support your favourite beers during every shower with this all-natural soap.
Sierra 25 Hard Cooler
Maple Mountain’s cooler products are made for Canadian adventures. Whether you’re a foodie who loves picnics, days on the beach, weekend trips, parties on the lake, or camping, this cooler is for you. It can keep 18 cans of beer ice cold for 3-5 days. It was made to last a lifetime. It comes with a divider to keep your drinks separate from your food and even has a dry rack to keep things that need to stay dry off of the ice, but still cold.
Blue Hawaii Tea
This beautiful blue tea is supposed to remind you of the ocean. It has cinnamon and coconut and is caffeine-free! Get metaphorically transported to a tropical paradise through this tea.