Oxford: Multiculturalism and Food From Around The World

Food From Across The Globe In The City Of Dreaming Spires

Oxford FoodOxford is a beautiful city that draws attention from all across the world, partly for its beautiful location and history but also for its globally recognised University. The University hosts students from a myriad of different countries and backgrounds, and from that an exciting eclectic group of restaurants, eateries and cafes have blossomed creating a sense of multicultural food surrounding the city of Oxford.

A Guide To Oxford Food

Oriental and Asian Markets

Tahmid Stores
53 Cowley Road
01865 203202
Opening Times: 10am-7pm daily

Tahmid Stores offers an incredible range of exotic fruit and vegetables as well as fresh and frozen halal meats and halal dairy products and an impressive area for ground and whole spices.

Lung Wah Chong Chinese Supermarket
41-42 Hythe Bridge Street
01865 790703
Opening Times: 10am-7pm daily

Lung Wah Chong Chinese Supermarket stocks all the produce necessary for a genuine, tasty East Asian meal, with foods such as miso, Thai fish sauce, soy sauces, noodles and tofu. Most of the products are shipped all the way from Thailand, Japan and China and have genuine exotic flavour.


Taylors Deli
239a Nanbury Road, Summertown, OX2 7HN (But there are many more locations in Oxford)
01865 510447

Taylors has many different locations across Oxford, and succeed in making some of the most delicious gourmet sandwiches in Oxfordshire. They offer a wide range of local and continental deli goods as well as offer hampers to order and a outside catering service.

Polish Taste
124 Cowley Road
01865 424761

Polish Taste boasts the widest range of Polish products in Oxfordshire. They prove bread, meats, dairy, cheese, and so on so forth, with all the essentials necessary from Poland. They also provide home delivery via their website.

Bakeries And Patisseries

Chateau Gateau
17 St Clements
01865 427845
Opening Times: Mon-Sat: 8.00am-6.30pm

Chateau Gateau is staffed by French chefs and has a real reputation of creating incredible tasting delicious desserts. The similarity to Rick’s Cafe on Cowley Road is now coincidence, the franchises are related and now run cookery classes!

Maison Blanc
3 Woodstock Road
01865 510 974
Opening Times: Mon-Sat: 7.30am-7.00pm Sun: 8.30am-5.00pm

As stated on their website, Maison Blanc is ‘an artisan bakery renowned for its speciality breads, freshly baked pastries, seasonal menu and world famous cakes and patisserie.’ The shop was originally founded in 1980 in Oxford and was the first ever authentic patisserie in Oxford.


Coco Noir
London Road, Headington
01865 236073

Every piece of chocolate at Coco Noir is handmade and delivered at regular intervals from Brussels, Belgium. They offer a variety of different chocolates, the darkest variety being Ganash with is 68% cocoa.

Oxford Covered Market
01865 247158

Chocology specialises in Neuhaus and Leonidas chocolate and is housed in the historical and mysterious covered market. They offer pre-packed boxes as well as the opportunity to choose your own. They offer a range of high brand chocolate bars such as Green & Blacks, Lindt 99%, Valrhona and CafT Tasse.

Relevant Articles:

Oxford Food Shopping– DailyInfo.co.uk
Oxford Restaurant Guide
Oxford Restaurants– The Telegraph


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