Classic Fresh Foods

Your British Seasonal Specialist

About us

About Classic Fresh Foods

Classic Fresh Foods specialise in supplying fresh produce to demanding and discerning chefs in hotels, restaurants and gastropubs in the central London area. In addition to fruit and vegetables we also stock a comprehensive range of basic dairy, dry and frozen goods.  

Classic was formed in 1997 by the Thorogood family who have a long involvement with fresh produce wholesaling, going back nearly 100 hundred years starting in the old Borough Market 1922. In addition, the family business has also been growing vegetables in Essex since the nineteenth century. 

Our Produce

Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

We have established trusted relationships with many British farmers to bring you the very best fresh fruit, vegetables and salads in season.

Chilled Products

Our chilled produce range is predominantly supplied by local British suppliers including Clarence Court Eggs, Rodda’s Dairy items, local cheeses, salads and bakery items.

Frozen Products

We have a broad selection of frozen items including fruit, veg, chips and Boiron Purees as well as wild mushrooms, baked goods and specialist produce.

Ambient Products

We have an extensive range of ambient kitchen essentials including preserves, sauces, chocolate and pastry ingredients, alongside specialist herbs, seasonings and cuisine specific ingredients.

Seasonal Menu Planner

Take a look at our comprehensive seasonal calendar which should help you menu plan accordingly. If you’re looking to work with local British produce, the Union Jack will guide you. Get in touch if you’d like specific grower info!

Classic Fresh Foods has provided my Restaurants for many years with first class produce, on time deliveries and a great team behind the scenes who are always there to help.

Andrew Hales, COO – Seoul Bird

Sustainability

Carbon Emissions

We are continuously looking at ways we can reduce our impact on the environment and cut back on carbon emissions.

Food Waste

All of our inedible food waste is collected by New Covent Garden Market Association (NCGMA) and send off for animal food manufacturing.

Packaging

We pack and deliver our orders in environmentally friendly plastic crates, which are collected during delivery, washed and reused.

Charity

We’ve partnered with Brixton Soup Kitchen (BSK) a food charity and deliver donated fresh fruits and vegetables on a weekly basis.