Another new venture

Good luck to the team behind another new Wanstead enterprise born in lockdown. Spence Hall is a fresh food retailer which bills itself as being “set up by cookery enthusiasts for fellow food lovers”.

It sources its items directly from London’s food markets – fruit and veg from New Spitalfields Market, meat from Smithfield via Leyton’s MeatLove, and fish from Brixham. Bread comes from Hackney’s Breadstation, another Wanstead-born business.

Spence Hall takes orders online and delivers directly to homes in homes in E10, E11, E12 and E17. Founder Ben Sherbrooke (who – full disclosure – sent Wansteadium a sample veg box, pictured) says: “Spence Hall is one-stop-shop for fine ingredients, with a firm belief that fine ingredients shouldn’t cost the earth, be that economically or environmentally. Shortening the supply chain is a key factor that is a massive enabler of this. Everything is delivered by bike, with zero emissions targets firmly in place.” Good luck to Ben and team.