|My very favorite Sainsbury's store, on Tottenham Court Road.|
|A modern Tesco out on the East End is much more like U.S. stores, spacious with a lot of options and departments.|
|A variety of sandwiches and wraps in the £3 deal. Add chips or fruit and a drink and you're set.|
The more upscale chain Marks & Spencer carries that over to dinner, where you came buy a prepared dinner for two -- with wine -- and take it away with you for £10. Many chains have small stores either in the subway stations or just outside them, making it very easy to do a small grocery run each day on your way home from work.
|Marks & Spencer's Dinner for Two.|
|Wine for sale by the (plastic) glass at Marks & Spencer.|
There is a definite emphasis on freshness here. In central London, eggs are not refrigerated and seem to be sold mostly in six packs. Almost all of them are labeled "free-range hen eggs," something we pay extra for in the States. Milk and bread are sold in smaller portions, too, requiring you to replenish more often.
|Eggs. Not refrigerated.|
|My favorite snack, while the raspberries were in season.|
|A fellow fan of Scottish raspberries.|
|Ryan drinking a soda from Pret, a local chain restaurant that promotes fresh foods and 'No nasties'.|