The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker. Once upon a time, these guys ruled. Then came supermarkets and giant supermarkets and now, somehow – in a welcomed twist of fate – we’re circling back to placing value on the artisanal, on craftsmanship, on small boutiques with specific specialties turning out exquisite foodstuffs. It’s a byproduct of the culinary new wave and it’s one we’re thrilled about. Even mega store Target in the US is getting in on the action. And over in London, there’s Hubbub.
What’s all the Hubbub, you ask? Connecting Londoners with their favorite local shops through the power of the Internet. There’s the fishmonger, run by a family of generations of fishmongers. There’s the cheesemonger, the smokehouse, the farmer and butcher, the green grocer, and the chocolate maker. All independent, all passionate, all local. Londoners log-on to the site and order everything from pork at theGinger Pig butcher, to fresh pumpkin, nutmeg and sage ravioli from the Italian deli. And here’s the best part: they deliver. Simply place your order and wait for a knock at the door. Now you don’t have to leave your house to stuff your face with artisanal cheese all day.