With the help of Indie Cambridge - the community of ‘real’ Cambridge - Cambridge Network resumes its exploration of the best independent businesses, people, shops, cafés, restaurants, venues and events in Cambridge and the surrounding area. This week: Country Kitchen in Haslingfield.
Explore Indie Cambridge - Country Kitchen
Unusually Country Kitchen (aka CK), is owned and managed by a collective - a group of local residents from Haslingfield and the surrounding area, who are all passionate about running this wonderful village shop. Being a real part of the area gives all the owners a massive personal investment in everything they do and makes CK feel more like a traditional 'heart of the community' shop.
A visit to CK offers something more than just the usual deli-style shopping experience.
The team searches out top-quality produce from a fine range of local suppliers - from fresh fruit, meat and vegetables to artisan bread, cheese and charcuterie. Fresh fish is also available once a week to order. Honey, jams and chutneys, cakes and other treats such as wine and beers are sold, plus a great selection of cards and gifts sourced from local artists and artisans where possible.
On offer too is a good choice of sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, vegan, and other dietary and lifestyle products including natural frozen desserts from Cambridge-based Saintly – a local company registered with the Vegan Society, whose delicious puds are made without artificial additives, preservatives, palm oil, dairy or animal products.
For lunch there are fresh-filled baguettes, home-made sausage rolls, soup, quiche, salads and other seasonal foods alongside tea/coffee to go. Corporate lunches are also provided to local businesses.
CK can also make up gift hampers for a special occasion - just ask one of the friendly team (they're always willing to suggest or offer advice on recipes, ideas and ingredients too for customers to try out at home).
True to their commitment towards the local community, CK kept their door open throughout the COVID lockdown period, providing a local service and will be continuing to take orders for collection or local delivery.
21, Church Street
Tel: 01223 874284
Run by long-term residents with a true passion for Cambridge and the independent scene, Indie Cambridge is the only organisation and website dedicated solely to supporting and promoting indie businesses in the city – and beyond. Their site features hundreds of traders and tradespeople, artists and makers, producers, venues and events – all of which play a part in the real life of the city and local area. Packed with valuable insider knowledge, it also features a list of indie businesses offering online shopping, click and collect and local delivery.
Read the latest issue of The Indie magazine or click here for places where you can pick up a free copy. Alternatively, have it delivered direct to your door by joining IndieClub - just £12 for three issues a year, then sit back, relax and enjoy a most civilised read.
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