As suggested by Acc- the Scouse thread; a great place to recommend great restaurants, shops, SW groups and fitness classes and events as well as a for a good old gab!
In the words of Our Cilla: what's your name and where d'yer come from?
My reccomendation for shopping is the L7 Village Market in Kensington. It's a great foreign food shop and a good place to get the unusual fruit and veg often found in exotic recipes. There's aisles of herbs and spices too- if, like me, you enjoy a curry get down there! And the butchers and bakers are pretty cheap.
Plus, it stocks the Holy Grail of alcohol: Keo lager. One bottle and I could be on a beach in Paphos
GO TEAM SCOUSE!!