Nut lovers will rejoice at the discovery of Carpo, a specialty food store in the heart of London. Here you'll find top quality nuts, dried fruits, chocolate and coffee from around the world.
A whole host of delicious goodies can be found at Carpo from pistachios, peanuts and almonds, to the whole sweet preserved lemons, goji berries and dried kiwi fruits. While the raw materials are from far and wide, much of the process and production required to get many of the ingredients from nature to the shop floor takes place here and many products are straight from the oven to the shelf.
A feast for the eyes...
Stacked high and beautifully colourful, Carpo’s bright and highly visual merchandising gives the appearance of a vintage sweetshop, with row upon row of glistening treats lining the walls. Slabs of chocolate in vast quantities are splayed across tables, while rustic sacks bursting with the impossible array of nuts add a traditional market like feel.
It is this vast selection of nuts that is Carpo’s star attraction and real passion. Each with its own unique health benefit and packed full of proteins, fibre and essential fats they provide energy and are the very heart of the store.
Indulge your sweet tooth...
No less impressive is the eye-popping display of home-made chocolate. The giant roughly broken bars include blends such as strawberry and pink pepper, or sesame and sea salt, as well as high cocoa content plain and milk varieties all made from top grade fair-trade cocoa.
With so much to chose from, it is only natural to want to try before buying, and this is very much part of the experience. Whether it’s a simple walnut or something a little different, visitors are always encouraged by friendly knowledgeable staff to taste the many flavours before they part with any cash!
Get your caffeine fix...
The store also boasts some of London’s finest coffee, with both a take away offer and tables inside. Iced cappuccino is their signature drink - a great summery kick start consisting of espresso topped with whipped icy foam that is a favourite across Greece and many of the sunny parts of Europe.
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