I will be traveling to London this July-Aug, 2013 with my husband and 3 girls. We will be staying in an Apartment in Waterloo that we are renting form BoutiqueLondonLets. We will be eating breakfast and dinner in the apartment and packing sandwiches for lunch. I've never shopped in a grocery store in London. Here in the states you can go to the store and get an already baked rotisserie chicken, veggies that are pre packed and can be steamed in the bag, and pre packed deli meat for sandwiches. Do they have this sort of thing in London? Could I walk into a grocery store and get a pre baked chicken? I'd like to make spaghetti,too. Therefore, do they have pasta sauces, noodles, and ground beef that I could pick up to whip up a quick pasta dish? These may sound like dumb questions, but I'm also used to shopping in grocery stores in Taiwan where you have to go to about 3 or 4 different places to get all the ingredients you need to make something.
Here, in the states, the grocery stores have panko breaded chicken or fish in the frozen section that you put in the oven for 20-25 mins and bake. We also have prewashed in a bag ready to cook veggies. Do they have the same there?
I'm just trying to plan ahead and figure out what I will be able to get in order to prepare pretty quick and healthy meals.
Are there any large grocery store chains in or near Waterloo? I know there is a Greensmith's, but I don't know anything about them.
Oh yes! And do you have to provide your own grocery bag or do they put your groceries in a plastic or paper bag?
Sorry for so many questions, just trying to plan ahead.
Thanks for your help!