When you ask people what the worst thing about emigrating, nine times out of ten it'll be that they miss real butter, decent crisps or proper chocolate. But with the rise of exporting Irish grub, those woes have been answered.
You can now purchase almost everything abroad somewhere, and we're doing a round up of where you can do just that; this week we're focusing on London, NYC and Australia – three places with the highest population of Irish diaspora.
Comment below if we've missed any!
- Mandy's Irish Shop, Tooting, London (830 Garratt Lane, SW17 0NA)
This place is well known by Irish and non-Irish alike, as they stock all the favourites. Even the local paper. What a time to be alive!
- Neals Yard Dairy in the Borough Market (8 Southwark Street, SE1 1TL)
This place will sell you all the Irish cheese you desire. And as well as this, at their stand at the Market, they also sell Macroom oats and Barry’s Tea. AND you can also buy cheese on subscription.
Cheese. On. Subscription.
- Violet Cakes (47 Wilton Way, E8 3ED)
As well as some of the best treats in all the land, this shop also stocks piles upon piles of Barry's Tea.
- Jackman's Irish Meat Market (72 Goldhawk Road, London, United Kingdom)
You can get everything in here. From Irish beef to Coconut Creams to Flahavan's. A must for all Irish living in London.
So in most central London branches of these stores you will find:
- Tayto crisps (Morrisons)
- Barry’s tea (Morrisons)
- Clonakilty pudding and sausages (Asda, Morrisons, Budgens, Selfrides, Ocada and Sainsbury's)
- Flahavan’s oats (all three)
- and Club Orange (Asda and Morrisons)
2. New York
Local Irish delis are scattered all around The Big Apple, with an Irish neighbourhood always just around the corner. So Irish heads in NYC – you're in luck.
- The Late Late Bar (159 E. Houston Street, NY10002)
Tayto sandwiches, Ballymaloe Relish and Dubliner Cheddar. Check out the menu right here.
Try Out Our Tayto Crisp Sambo!
Irish Potato Chips Packed Into A Fresh Doughy Bun Topped with Pickles and @ballymalo… pic.twitter.com/EkEybsvDMh
— The Late Late NYC (@TheLateLate) March 4, 2016
- Shelly's Café (Maspeth, Queens)
This place stocks all the favourites, and whips up some seriously aesthetically pleasing dishes.
- Butcher's Block (Queen's Boulevard)
Shop owner and Mayo man, Noel Gaynor, keeps his shop full of Irish produce such as Kerry Gold butter, Chef sauce, HP sauce, tea, Galtee bacon, 78 varieties of Jacob’s Biscuits and Mi Wadi.
- Cherry Valley Deli (Queen’s Boulevard at 42nd Street)
Just down the road from the Butcher's Block, you'll find a haven of Weetabix, Alpen, Bird’s custard, Heinz soups and Bisto. And his fastest turnover is obviously his Tayto Cheese and Onion crisps.
- Sean’s Quality Deli and Irish Bakery (4273 Katonah Avenue, Bronx)
The oldest Irish bakery of its kind. Complete with Irish sausages, cheddar AND bench out front for the old seanmhná to gossip after they've bought their butter.
- The Irish Shop (52 St Kilda Rd St Kilda VIC 3182)
Absolutely everything you could ever need, want or desire.
There is also a shop under the same name in Sydney at: 242 Parramatta Rd Stanmore NSW 2048.
- Mammy's Boy (St Kilda, Melbourne)
Curry cheese chips. That's it really.
TASTE IRELAND (PO Box 7728,
Bondi Beach 2026, Sydney)
NORN IRON P/L (PO Box 5618,
QLD 4179, Sydney)
Here's where you can stock up on box upon box of Tayto.
Coles Supermarkets also stock Irish grub. Annoyingly under the title 'British Foods', but we'll take it.
Note: There are also dozens of websites from which you can order Irish staples anywhere in the world, we just wanted to comment upon actual stores, so if you're seriously craving some Barry's Tea – all you need to do is look it up.