Harvey’s, Wanstead’s new old greengrocer, is now fully open, and don’t the shoppers of the High Street know it. The queue for the till snaked right round the shop on Saturday morning as people of all ages tried out the offering.
The interior is bare brick with decorations made from the old Harvey’s red shutter. Fruit and veg are piled into wooden boxes with brown paper bags on hand. There were fifteen different types of tomato, four kinds of courgette, exotic things as yet unidentified and wide range of pasta, oils and herbs. Fresh dates too. The shop is promising long opening hours which helps make this a truly exciting development. The only thing missing is some greengrocer’s apostrophe’s.