What is Verde and Company in Spitalfields, with its 1930s fruit importers sign on a Georgian building in the east end of London?

(Swipe left ⬅️ for a corner view).

This from the bio of the owner, the author Jeanette Winterson, on her website:

"In 1994 I left London to live in the Cotswolds. I am not really a city girl. I love cities, but they are not my heart’s home. I need space and nature. That’s what I get out here, living in a wood with a big garden and the stars over my head.

But a couple of years later I bought a derelict house in Spitalfields – and by derelict I mean it had a Dangerous Structure Notice on it.

 It was built in the 1780s, a tiny cornerhouse, in what is London’s East End, where the ancient fruit and veg market was located. When I first bought my house, the market was still on – trucks rattling through the arches at 4 am.

There were no shops at all – only the Taj Stores on Brick Lane. And the 10 Bells Pub where the Krays used to go drinking.

Now the area is gentrified and fancified, and there is no market as such – only stalls selling things no-one really needs, but it’s a fun place to have a house.

There’s always been a shop on the ground floor – and just now it’s let to Montezuma, the ethical chocolate company, so I feel good about that."

Not mentioned in that potted summary is that from about 2005 to 2017 here (and afterwards for while on nearby Fournier Street), Verde and Company was an iconic deli/cafe business partnership between Ms Winterson herself and the chef Harvey Cabaniss. A doubling of business rates was blamed for its closure

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Champa Kola, a sweet tasting banana native to Bangladesh.

With a thin skin and small in size has an unique sweet taste when ripe. An exotic produce, imported and available in store.
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Bangladeshi Rupali Amm (Honey Mangoes). Mango season in Bangladesh is in its prime, enjoy them whilst they are around.

Available in store now.
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Eid Mubarak to our Muslim members, staff, friends, neighbours and family.

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من عائلتنا إلى عائلتك، أتمنى للجميع عيد مبارك المميز From our family to yours, wishing everyone a prosperous Eid Mubarak.
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من عائلتنا إلى عائلتك، أتمنى للجميع عيد مبارك المميز From our family to yours, wishing everyone a prosperous Eid Mubarak.


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Parle G….if you know, you know 😊 #tajstores #bricklane #parlegbiscuits #parleg #chaitime #chai @officialparleg

Dainty & Sleek Precious Emerald Stone Silver Earrings with Push back closure.

Light weight Silver Earring.
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Behind the scene admin in progress for our new online store 😊

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From our family to yours, we wish a joyous & a blessed Eid Mubarak. أتمني لك عيد مبارك


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The colour of these sweet Peruvian mangoes 😊

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Taste the exotics, with a large variety of exotic fruits available in store.

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Taking advantage of alphanso mango season - picked up a box from @tajstores - they’re amazing - made a next level lassi with them - yum !

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Wishing you and your family a blessed Ramadan. Ramadan Kareem.


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Indian Alphonso Mango season has arrived and we are so looking forward to it.

The taste and the sweetness of Alphonso Mangoes is so unique. @m.k.exports
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NEW PRODUCT ALERT!! Freshly prepared Idli, Dosa & Vada batter available in our store now.

Preparing South India’s favourite dishes got even easier.

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The colours of green & red flowing through our store marking the 50th Independence celebrations of Bangladesh.


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Palestinian Medjool Dates. An essential part of breaking the Ramadan fast using the best natural dates.


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“Caramel skin, yeh she’s Bengali. She wants to Para Rum Pa” 😊 PARA RUM PA...New track out now, @jernademiah @sugapuffofficial @iamzackknight


Image courtesy @sugapuffofficial
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PITAHAYA, (similar to a dragon fruit but not quite) the sweetest one of all Cactus fruits.

The flesh is sweet and creamy. One of many exotic produce available @tajstores.
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New tune PARA RUM PA @iamzackknight & @jernademiah dropping on the 1-03-21

Production by @__lutch media
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Very exciting 🤩 #ParaRumPa 💥🔥 @iamzackknight @jernademiah #newsong #tajstores 01/03/21 can’t waitt💥💥 #banglasong #zackknight #upcomingmusic #jernademiah #iamzackknight ❤️

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