I am lucky enough to live in the bustling market town and city of St Albans where good food is celebrated and renowned.

St Albans Food

As well as writing a community blog called Seasonal in St Albans for Hertfordshire Life, you’ll also find plenty of links and references to local food producers and restaurants within my posts.

Here are some of my favourite places at eat and shop in St Albans

Cafe/Deli/Sweet Treats

  • Buongiorno Italia – friendly Italian delicatessen (close to St Albans City Station) run by Tony with fresh produce from Covent Garden market, fresh pasta, the best locally made ice-cream and plenty of Italian wine and ingredients. Crucially, Tony also stocks locally made Childwickbury Goats Cheese (comes in every Thursday)  
  • Santino’s – another friendly Italian delicatessen (on Hatfield Road) serving great coffee and freshly made sandwiches and panini as well as stockists of dry Italian ingrdients
  • Bake House St Albans (close to the Cathedral and Abbey) – award-winning local cafe, healthy breakfasts, fresh, seasonal ingredients.
  • The Pudding Stop – Local Gem 20122 and 2011, The Pud Mobile – St Albans City Train Station (platform 4 side) weeknights from 5-9pm, St Albans farmers market every 2nd Sunday 9-1pm


  • The Foragers at Verulam Arms – local pub serving wild food and offering foraging courses
  • Lussmans Fish and Grill – triple award-winning, championing UK artisans, St Albans Food and Drink Best Restaurant, Hertfordshire Green Award etc
  • Darcy’s Restaurant – our go-to ‘celebration’ restaurant, serving Australian, Pacific-Rim, Europe-inspired food, consistent standards   

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