5 Best Deli's

This week's piece for Time Out was on some of our favourite local delicatessens, including Goya23, 181 Delicatessen, Lupe Pintos, I J Mellis and Maialino.

Named after their first flat together in Zaragoza, Roberto Rodrigo and Amaya Berroya set up their solely Spanish delicatessen in June, creating a small slice of España in Stockbridge. This slick looking establishment is stocked high with the very best quality produce from all over the country, and word of mouth has created a buzz and steady increase of followers, from food fanatics to ex-pats and intrigued locals. In addition to the deli, there is a seated area at the back were you can eat thin slices of cured Iberico pork loin with Montes de Alcala goat’s cheese, all lovingly quaffed with a glass of Manzanilla La Goya sherry – in case you hadn’t noticed, this is somewhere I plan on frequenting regularly, particularly during the summer months.

181 Delicatessen
Knowledge, patience and warmth are attributes not all retailers are blessed with  you either have it, or you don’t, and Charlotte Billinghurst (co-founder of 181 Delicatessen) has it in abundance. A relatively recent addition to the Edinburgh deli scene, Charlotte and her husband Michael opened last summer in the compact retail-hub of Bruntsfield after years of working in renowned establishments across the city. As well as selling scrumptious homemade bites and quality deli products, they are successfully championing small, local producers, which is marvelous to see, and if you're stumped as to what to do with certain ingredients, you’ll find almost everything is labeled with a delightful little tip for use.

Read the full article at - www.timeout.com/edinburgh/blog/edinburghs-top-five-delis