Two Peas in a Pod is everything you want a greengrocer to be. Stand in the queue and you’ll see little old ladies popping in for one courgette and a couple of carrots, or busy families stocking up for a whole week. Malcolm the owner ensures he only sells the best of what is in season and he always has a brilliant range of the extras that keen cooks need – fresh herbs, wild mushrooms, exotic fruit and much more. If you are planning to cook something particularly exotic Malcolm will order in anything you need if you give him 24 hours notice.
Because Malcolm knows what his customers want he’s been able to expand and he now sells a fantastic range of cookery staples like artisan pastas and beans and dried herbs and spices. The back of his shop is an interesting cornucopia of products which you can tell have been chosen by a keen cook.
The shop is an integral part of Barnes. It’s bustling with life, the staff know the customers by name and there’s always plenty of friendly banter. Every neighbourhood should have a shop like Two Peas but sadly independent greengrocers are dying out – the fact that Two Peas in a Pod is thriving is down to loyal customers drawn by good old-fashioned quality and service.