FAQ: Harry Brand shop, 122 Columbia Road, E2 7RG

Shop Opening Hours

Thursday-Friday 11am-5pm; Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 9am-4.30pm;

Parking on Columbia Road

Meter parking weekdays; free parking Saturday; road inaccessible to traffic Sunday (market day).

Shop Payments

We can accept chip and pin, Apple pay and contactless credit and debit cards, except American Express.

Please note that we do not accept £50 notes.

Shop Returns

Goods in pristine condition may be returned with proof of purchase. We can offer an exchange of goods to the same value but not a cash or card refund.

No Photography

We politely request that no photographs are taken in the shop except by agreement with the manager.


Harissa FAQ

What is Harissa?
Harissa is a Tunisian hot sauce, also found in other North African countries such as Algeria and Morocco and used in Israeli cookery. The word means ‘mash’ in Arabic. The popularity of harissa has spread to parts of Europe, particularly France and Germany, although it’s still relatively new to the UK. Harissa is renowned for its rich, complex flavour rather than for extreme heat. It is typically used in couscous dishes, but also complements meat, fish, eggs, vegetables and grains, and can form the basis of a dip. There are recipes and suggestions throughout this website.

Why Harry Brand?
There are several brands of harissa available in the UK, but in our opinion this one is truly exceptional. It is made by a small company in France using a secret family recipe that has been passed down through generations of Tunisian descent. Unlike most harissa sauces, this recipe uses just four ingredients carefully sourced and of the highest quality, with no artificial additives. You will be able to taste the difference in Harry Brand’s remarkably adaptable harissa – it’s full of potential.

Jar or Squeezy?
The ingredients and quantities are the same in both the Harry Brand harissa jar and squeezy, but the latter is a smoother blend, which some people find slightly hotter. The harissa in the jar is best for spooning as an ingredient or table condiment. The squeezy is best for barbecues, pizzas, Bloody Marys and for mixing with mayonnaise – shake before use to get the best results.

What does it go with?
Almost everything, from roast meats (especially lamb and chicken), to oily fish, roast vegetables and pasta or grains. See specific recipes on this site.

How and where is it made?
Harry Brand harissa is made by a small family-owned company in France using a recipe that has been handed down through generations of Tunisian descent, sourcing only the finest four ingredients and with no artificial colours, preservatives or other additives.

Water, red chilli peppers (20%), fresh garlic, salt, thickener (guar gum, xanthin gum)

Nutritional information per 100g

Energy 249 kj / 60 kcal

Fat 1.7g

of which saturates 0.43g

Carbohydrate 4.8g

of which sugars 4.4g

Protein 3.3g

Salt 7.5g

How long does it keep for?

Unopened – 15 months from date of manufacture.

Opened – refrigerate and use within two months of opening.

Is it suitable for vegetarians/vegans?

Is it Kosher?
It is, certified Kosher Parve in France.

Is it gluten-free?

Does it contain any artificial ingredients?
Certainly not! Artificial preservatives alter the taste of the sauce, so our manufacturer uses only natural ingredients. The colour of the sauce will vary slightly from batch to batch depending on the chillies, because we do not use artificial colourings to even this out.

Where can I get it from?
Harry Brand harissa is now stocked in delis, health food stores, Whole Foods Market shops, Budgens supermarkets and corner shops in London and around the UK. You can also buy it from our website.

Harissa Mayonnaise FAQ

What does it go with?
Our delicious Harissa mayo will pep up any dish which traditionally uses ordinary mayonnaise. It’s fantastic with avocado, shellfish, potato salad, cold cuts, in burgers and sandwiches.

Ingredients (allergens in bold)

Rape seed oil, Harry Brand harissa (14%) (water, red chilli pepper, fresh garlic, salt, thickener: guar gum, xanthin gum), white wine and spirit vinegar, pasteurised free range egg yolk (9%), sugar, salt, mustard, garlic).

Nutritional Information per 100g

  • Energy 2830 kj / 688 kcal
  • Fat 75g
  • of which saturates 5.5g
  • Carbohydrate 1.8g
  • of which sugars 1.5g
  • Protein 1.7g
  • Salt 0.53g

How long does it keep for?

Unopened – 8 months from date of manufacture.

Opened – refrigerate and use within one month of opening.

Trade and Wholesale
All trade enquiries please email: [email protected] or call 07972 699824. Free delivery in London for orders over £75.

Home Delivery & Returns
We post products within the UK to home customers via Royal Mail within one week of order. Postage costs £3.50 for home orders up to 1kg (3 jars or squeezies) and £7.95 for home orders up to 2kg (4-9 jars or squeezies).

In case of returns please first email [email protected]


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