Not exactly escargots
August 23, 2009 6:05 AM Subscribe
Where can I find live snails in London or not very far away?
posted by lucia__is__dada to food & drink (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'd like to make some snail dishes but it seems practically impossible to buy a nice little bag of live snails around here.
Do you know of any place that sells them? Maybe some local shop in a more ethnic neighborhood that I am overlooking.
Alternatively, where can I get to work and just collect my own from the bushes without getting into trouble for trespassing or with park guards? More importantly, are snails abundant anywhere around London (no more than 1 hr train ride and hopefully with something more to do than snail picking) ?
I found that people in Somerset used to eat them...but that's a bit too far away.