For the best produce, unbeatable knowledge and a little bit of history there’s no better place to snaffle some exotic and high quality produce than at a proper deli, brimming with the best produce from around Europe and beyond. London’s best delis are usually slightly off the beaten track tucked away in a neighbourhood side street, but with our guide to our favourite delis in London you’ll find that prosciutto cotto or jamon iberico in no time.
What to See
Keeping it fresh, De Beauvoir is undoubtedly one of our favourite delis. All their produce is seasonal and ethically sourced, and their gorgeous cheeses and cold cuts are impossible to resist. On top of this they’ve got amazing ready meals and pastries you’ll be talking about for weeks.
For more information visit thedebeauvoirdeli.co.uk
Shopping can be hungry work, especially if the shop you’re in is packed to the ceiling with delicious food from across the Med. Luckily Raoul’s has you covered with their awesome restaurant/deli cross breed, which serves up fresh food daily alongside their fully loaded shelves.
For more information visit raoulsgourmet.com
Tuscan hospitality in the heart of Notting hill, Negozia Classica offers its customers some of the finest Italian wines going, and the knowledge to go with them. If you’re in the mood for good food, excellent wine and welcoming atmosphere then we can’t recommend it enough.
For more information visit negozioclassica.co.uk
Full of local produce and everything made in small batches you’re guaranteed some of the best quality food at Melrose and Morgan in Primrose Hill. They’re proud of their standard and with good reason, as they’re selling produce the old fashion way, and that’s just the way we like it.
For more information visit melroseandmorgan.com
If you’re a lover of all things Middle Eastern then you need to get yourself down to Marble Arch’s Green Valley. They’ve got a huge selection of freshly prepared dishes that are ready to eat, amazing breads and salads, and daily specials created on site by their chef and his team.
For more information visit green-valley.co
This amazing Italian deli is a real gem amongst the shops in Lewisham. It has everything you need to bring Italy to your kitchen, with an extensive selection of meats, fish, cheeses, oils… need I go on? If you’re planning antipasti this is the place to be!
For more information visit italianfoodexpress.co.uk
Proving that size doesn’t matter, Mortimer and Bennett may be small but that doesn’t stop this Chiswick shop from being one of our favourite delis in London. They’ve got everything from truffle oil to some seriously tempting confectionary, which will have you forgetting what the word ‘sharing’ means.
For more information visit mortimerandbennett.com