Store Opening Hours
Monday – Saturday 08:30 to 18:30
Sunday and Bank Holidays 09:00 to 16:00
Store open for browsing between 09:00 & 10:00 on Sundays & Bank Holidays
Founded in the year 2000, The Food Company continues to be the destination for fine food and groceries in Essex.
Noticing the disappearance of established and much loved independent butchers, fishmongers and bakers from our high streets, we set up The Food Co as a food lover’s heaven. What’s important to us is that our customers are able to buy really fresh, good quality food locally, and we pride ourselves on having the very highest quality and widest choice of fresh food and fine groceries available.
In addition to our butchery, fishmonger, greengrocery, chefs counter, delicatessen, chocolate, wine, and pantry departments, we have an unrivalled range of luxury home wares and designer furniture upstairs in our gifts and homewares department featuring labels and designs difficult if not impossible to get without travelling into central London.
We’re proud winners of the Essex Life Fine Food and Drink award for Retailer of the Year™ 2011 and also The Great Taste Shop of the Year 2013 both of which are recognition for all the hard work that all the team put in to offer a unique shopping experience for our customers.
Agapey Chocolate Collection
We are the proud exclusive UK suppliers of Agapey Chocolate! The luxuriously rich dark chocolate is made with all natural ingredients made in the traditional way with added touches of modern technology for the best chocolate available.
In stock now are the delicious Coconut Rum and Rum Caramel flavours.
16th Birthday party
Saturday 13th August, all day
Come and celebrate our 16th birthday with us! We’re proud to be here after 16 years with some of the finest food, produce and gifts to be seen for miles. We’ve got lots of tastings planned, in-store entertainment and prizes to win, so come along and wish us a Happy Birthday on our sweet 16th!
It’s a Gin Thing!
Friday 23rd September, 7.30pm
Is Gin your Thing? Come and sample five of the best gins around, learn all about the distilling process, the herbs and botanicals which bring about the flavour and the history of this wonderful drink. Expand your knowledge and enjoy some delicious accompanying food throughout the evening.
£25pp, tickets available now. Buy online here or email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Quiz Night Supper
Thursday 13th October, 7.30pm
Quiz night is always a fun night here at The Food Company. Round up a few friends (max 6 per team) and pit your wits against your fellow diners. Wear your geek glasses on your geek round for double points, and you could walk away with a bottle of champagne if you’re the champions. Expect great food, lively atmosphere and plenty of banter.
£20pp, tickets available now. Buy online here or email email@example.com!
At The Food Company we are passionate about what we do which is why we offer unique events from luxurious wine tastings to creative floristry classes, throughout the year.
See all of our events coming up on our Events page.
For business catering, drinks, parties and buffets we have a well planned selection of canapés and finger food. Or choose from our seasonal menu of home cooked favourites.
For more information about catering hire please see our catering page.