Chiswick, as a district of west London, has a lot to offer visitors who want to escape the noise and bustle of central London. For example, you can pick up the Thames Path National Trail that runs 180 miles along the banks of the river Thames at Barnes Bridge and pass by some of Chiswick’s most desirable residences. This section of the Thames Path is peaceful and relaxing, uninterrupted by road noise and other sounds normally associated with busy city life.
If you’re looking for an alternative food shopping experience, then head over to Chiswick High Road. Here, you couldn’t be further from the standardised, stack ‘em high fare from the normal high street supermarkets. Instead, you will find innovative greengrocers such as Natoora, whose mission is to source fruit and vegetables that are grown within their natural growing seasons and, importantly, for flavour. You won’t find vegetables hot housed to within an inch of their natural lives or apples buffed up to provide more shine than the chrome bumper of a classic car. Just two doors down is Bayley & Sage, home to the finest selection of artisan breads in the whole of London, apparently. Judging by the displays on offer at their Chiswick store, I’d say they were right. Fancy a bit of cured meat with the Scandinavian sourdough you’ve just bought from Bayley & Sage? Then cross over the road and pick up some succulent salami or perfect pancetta. To complete your artisan purchases, visit the weekly (Sunday) Food Market, where you can meet and talk to all the producers first hand, obtain recipe ideas from those who know how to make the most of their produce and where you can pretty much trace the produce back to an individual field somewhere in rural England, Scotland, Ireland or Wales.
Whether you are a resident or a business owner in Chiswick or even an artisan food producer looking to secure a pitch at the farmers’ market, the chances are, at some point, you are going to need to hire a van. Food producers should take particular note that we have a range of chiller, freezer or even dual chiler/freezer vans that will ensure that your produce arrives at the market in the best condition possible. Whatever your self-drive van needs, we are confident we have the right vehicle for you – short, medium or long base, low or medium roof, with or without a tail-lift, with or without a garment rail, specialist chiller or freezer compartments. If you’re not sure what type of vehicle you need, we are very happy to run through all the various options and sizes available to ensure you are matched with the best vehicle for you and your job.
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