Delicatessens in London that will delight and dazzle you with delicious food!

Foodies listen, because Secret London loves fine delicatessen as much as you do. Here are twelve delicatessens that are definitely worth filling your boots.

Meats, cheeses and breads of all shapes, sizes and flavors – there is something truly special about London delis, with artisan cuisine being the order of the day and a feast for the senses. Although your budget may not allow you to shop at one of these places every week – if you do then we are extremely jealous – a trip to the nearest grocery store is always a once in a lifetime experience, and many even offer you the chance to try the fruit of their wares in-house.

Want a Spanish goat cheese that is only produced on a single isolated mountain farm? They are the ones who will probably have it. Fancy some hand-made salami by Italian monks deep in the mountains? No problem! So, leave Saino’s store for one more week and join us on a delicious journey around twelve of London’s best delicatessens:

1. Deli Fork (Bloomsbury)

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This charming London coffee shop and grocery store is located right in the heart of Bloomsbury, near UCL, and serves some of the nastiest toast, paninis and soup you can find in the center. Those with a sweet tooth can treat themselves to a plethora of mouth-watering cakes and freshly baked pastries – from gluten-free chocolate cake to traditional Portuguese pastel de natas – and they source all of their ingredients and sourdough breads from local producers. . Best thing of all? The staff are super friendly and also serve as a wine bar, so you can spend the hours from day to night, swapping out cups of coffee and emmental and ham sandwiches for decanters of wine and cheese and charcuterie boards – fancy!

85 Marchmont St, London, WC1N 1AL. The nearest stations are Russell Square and King’s Cross St Pancras.

2. General store (Peckham)

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Although it advertises itself as a “neighborhood grocery store,” the general store is much more than a standard village store. For starters, the website feels like it’s having a medieval feast – just look at all the good stuff! The whole shop is practically full of amazing fruits and vegetables, meats and cheeses, and they also bake lovely breads and pastries! Quite simply, this place is the perfect excuse for a getaway on Bellenden Road in Peckham. If you can’t make it to the grocery store, they also do same-day and next-day deliveries. Win, win.

174 Bellenden Road, Peckham, SE15 4BW. The nearest station is Peckham Rye.

2. Lina stores (Soho)

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There are so many Italian cold cuts in London that are molto bene (or “really good”), but Lina stores might be the best of them. Why? Well, for starters, they’ve been making fresh pasta in their Soho store for over seventy-five years now, so you can be sure that it’s pretty darn pasta. They will sell you all of the best products Italy has to offer, including absolutely perfect coffee, or you can visit their online store. We would recommend a visit to one of the two different branches of the charcuterie, however – nothing compares to the sights and smells of a real Italian charcuterie! If you want even more food they also have two restaurants – one also in Soho and one in The City.

18 Brewer Street, Soho, W1F 0SH or 20 Stable Street, King’s Cross, London, N1C 4DR. The nearest stations are Piccadilly Circus and King’s Cross St Pancras.

4. The De Beauvoir Deli (Hackney)

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After going from a dilapidated automobile garage to an upscale delicatessen in 2009, The De Beauvoir Deli has been delighting foodies ever since. Among the crowd pleasers here are the homemade sausage rolls and Scottish eggs, so if you are planning a winter picnic then this is the place. They also grow their own produce on site and source the rest from top notch suppliers, so you will definitely get the best here.

98 Southgate Road, N1 3JD. The nearest station is Haggerston.

5. Leila’s shop (Shoreditch)

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Shoreditch is famous for its restaurants, but there is also a hell of a good grocery store within it. Local food heroine Leila McAlister spent most of her formative years as a culinary nomad, so it’s no wonder her shop carries food from all over the world. From honeys and jams to fresh fruit, all Leila’s Shop products are seasonal and chosen by Leila herself to guarantee impeccable quality. Its adjoining cafe uses these incredible products to make up bite-sized dishes, which draw regulars like Ralph Fiennes and Alexa Chung. And if it’s good enough for Voldemort, then it’s definitely good enough for you.

15-17 Calvert Ave, Shoreditch, E2 7JP. The nearest station is Shoreditch High Street.

6. Melrose and Morgan (Primrose Hill and Hampstead)

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Melrose and Morgan are huge fans of artisan foods and ingredients, so they go the extra mile to get all the right stuff. While you’ll find the usual suspects of fabulous meats, cheeses, and breads, their in-house chefs whip up some delicious treats as well. A sumptuous array of sandwiches sit alongside near-perfect cakes and pies, and the street noise is that the salads are to die for. They have stores in Primrose Hill and Hampstead so go ahead and liven up your weekly shop!

The Primrose Hill branch is located at 42 Gloucester Avenue, NW1 8JD, and the nearest station is Chalk Farm. You can find the location of Hampstead at Oriel Hall, Oriel Place, NW3 1QN, and the nearest station is Hampstead.

7. The Ham & Cheese Co (Borough Market and Bermondsey)

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However, you won’t find any goodies here. But that’s because of the massive surge – perhaps the best selection of delicious meats and cheeses in London. Ham & Cheese Co is the dictionary definition of specialists, only sourcing from a handful of farmers and butchers across Italy and France, but this concentration is really paying off. If you are having a cheese and wine party, this should really be your first stop. Yes, even before going to the wine store… They also make deliveries.

You’ll find them at Borough Market selling selected produce Thursday through Saturday, but they also open their ripening rooms on Saturdays where you can browse the full range. These can be found at Arch 10, Dockley Road Industrial Estate, SE16 3SF, and the nearest station is Bermondsey.

8. Hack & Veldt (Turnham Green)

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Perhaps the best reason to make the trip to Chiswick, Hack & Veldt has truly earned its place among London’s best delis. Since opening in 2012, they’ve been bringing the good folk of West London all the charcuterie staples, along with lovely pastries, craft coffees, and a range of different craft spirits for good measure. They claim to only sell things they absolutely love, so go ahead and maybe, just maybe, you’ll fall in love with them too!

94 Turnham Green Terrace, Chiswick, W4 1QN. The nearest station is Turnham Green.

9. Fink’s Salt and Sweet (Finsbury Park)

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This fantastic and laid back spot in Finsbury Park has a fantastic range of meats, cheeses, breads and oils that will have your mouth watering in no time. The entire joint is housed inside a former Victorian butcher’s shop, and it’s a top-notch place to pick up delicious treats that are both salty and sweet. They also do door-to-door deliveries and baskets, and have an eclectic selection of wines, spirits, craft beers, and other goodies to boot. There is another branch of this London delicatessen – called Fink’s Gillespie – just down the street.

70 Mountgrove Road, Finsbury Park, N5 2LT. The nearest station is Arsenal.

10. Delicatessen by Luigi (Fulham)

Welcome to the family ! This friendly London grocery store on Fulham Broadway – which opened in 1973 – is all about the homely atmosphere, so expect to be treated like family from the moment you walk in the door. They are committed to tradition and serve a multitude of products for which Italy is most famous. From delicious cheeses to authentic olive oils and vinegars, there’s a reason this place is so loved by locals – the fact that they serve wine and fresh pasta can also be a good reason.

349 Fulham Road, SW10 9TW. The nearest stations are Fulham Broadway and South Kensington.

11. I Camisa & Son (Soho)

Another well-established Italian spot, the rustic I Camisa & Son in Soho opened in the late 1920s. Their homemade pesto and rosemary focaccia is particularly delicious, but they also offer real Italian mozzarella, pecorino, gorgonzola, salami, freshly marinated olives and risotto rice. Don’t miss their delicious sarnies for lunch – however, you’d better get here as they are selling out in no time!

61 Old Compton Street, Soho, W1D 6HS. The nearest station is Leicester Square.

12. The Pantry (Ladywell)

First opening in 2014, The Larder has now become a staple grocery store for the ever-growing group of south-east London foodies. The friendly owners, Cynthia and Katherine, test every product they sell – so they know it’s all really good – and they make a real effort to stand up for local producers, including Catford Honey, Capo Caccia and La olive branch. Cheese, chutney, and charcuterie are just a few of the items sold here, but they also feature over twenty locally produced craft beers, including Brick Brewery, Brockley Brewery, and Beavertown.

71 Ladywell Road, London, SE13 7JA. The nearest station is Ladywell.


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