Green & Jenks - Quality Artisan Food and Drinks
We offer a friendly service to our customers who are looking for qualiity food and drinks which you cannot find in the supermarkets.
We offer an extensive range of everyday groceries such as locally baked bread to fine wines and speciality food and drinks from Wales and Italy.
Shop - Cook - Eat
One family, six generations
Green & Jenks is run by one family, spanning over 130 years.
Frederick, Hubert, Norman, Shirley, Gilly and Harriet.
We love books here at Green & Jenks and on World Book Day we want to share some of our favourites with you, that you can discover in our Book Nook.
Books always interest me, whether it's a classic by Jane Austin or history books but there are two subjects that dominate my bookshelves, gardening and cooking.
My horticulture interest has been part of my whole life, I had my own patch of the family garden and used to love hanging out with my Dad in the greenhouse and helping my grandfather Norman Jenks in his garden. This passion stayed with me and I have a large collection of gardening books, many old ones with the most beautifully illustrations and by a range of experts such as Jekka McVicar.
I was also busy in the kitchen and loved baking from an early age. My collection of cookery books ranges from Mrs Beeton's book of Household Management and the Scottish Home Economist Elizabeth Craig to one of current favourites . My Mum had a lovely collection of Cordon Bleu books which we used every week to make delicious Sunday lunches.
My current favourites include Melissa Helmsley's book "Eat Green' is out now and we are very lucky to have a small selection of signed copies.
Harriet's favourite book of lockdown has been Dishoom "From Bombay with Love", the recipes are true to the restaurants and make the best feasts at home!
And for our midweek staples we love Deliciously Ella's Quick and Easy book, these plant based recipes are original and the pancakes are the best!
And lastly The Lost Orchard by Raymond Blanc a really interesting read that bridges the gap between a food history book and a cook book, going through the history of the English Orchard.
Our book nook is filled with cookery, gardening and our favourite reads that we hope you will enjoy just as much as we do.
So with Mother's Day on March 14th, just over a week away, why not pick up a great book for your Mum to show how much you appreciate them.
“The Awards are celebrating specialist retailers from across the UK in recognition for their courageous commitment shown to their customers, community, staff & suppliers this year.”
“This year the Awards received an amazing 153 entries, which are now being evaluated by an expert judging panel lead by broadcaster and journalist Nigel Barden, to determine the ‘Commented Retailers’ and ‘Best in Region Winners’ across the UK.”
There was a big focus on this years awards was about operating during Covid, staying open, supporting suppliers and the community, about pivoting and innovation 🚚
We’re so proud of the community in both Roath and Monmouth, we love working with and showcasing wonderful producers in Wales and beyond. Thank you for all your support over the past 5 years and to our amazing team, we are forever grateful.
Gilly & Harriet 💫