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I want to try this recipe as it looks delicious- particularly as the days are getting sunnier & warmer. However, I can't find Meyer lemons in the UK. Any ideas what would be a good alternative? (Or even better: where to get hold of Meyer lemons in London?) Many thanks, Cassandra.

asked by Cassandra2011 almost 5 years ago
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added almost 5 years ago

You can use regular lemons, or, if you want to approximate the taste of Meyer lemons, use half orange and half lemon.

added almost 5 years ago

I agree with drbabs - and I like to use organic citrus, whenever possible...


added almost 5 years ago

I don't remember seeing them in london, but I'd actually try waitrose sometime. I used to find that they'd have more unusual stuff. Also, you might try whole foods. I see from their website they now have several london stores! When I left it was just the one in Kenn High Street. http://wholefoodsmarket...

added almost 5 years ago

Yes, waitrose is really good, that's where I shop from, but unfortunately they don't stock meyer lemons. I think generally it's hard to find meyer lemons in London (if not impossible). Half orange / half lemon sounds good & will probably approximate the taste, I think.

added almost 5 years ago

If Waitrose fails you, try the glorious food halls of Harrods -- they have everything! Otherwise, the half orange/half lemon thing will work. You can even just dilute the regular lemon slightly with water and get good results. We are very fortunate to have a few Meyer lemon trees in our yard (US) / garden (UK).