There are some incredible delis all over the city – which of these have you been to?
Know that feeling when you’re feeling the mid-morning slump and need a cup of coffee or want a hearty lunchtime treat? You’ll find some of the best locally sourced produce, goods and grub at delis all over Leeds – in fact, one might be a lot closer than you think. But no need to hunt them down – we’ve rounded up the best so you can try them all.
Haley and Clifford
Based in Roundhay, this friendly deli specialises in local produce. Pop in for breakfast or take away sandwiches and soup for lunch. You can pick up some fresh Leeds Bread Cooperative and Dumouchel bakery loaves, as well as a number of jams, chutneys and cakes too and if you’re feeling a little lazy come supper time, pick up some takeaway homemade meals. They’ll even satiate the biggest cheese lover too with over 40 different varieties.
Haley and Clifford, 43 Street Lane, Leeds, LS8 1AP.
The folks at Appetite love their food and you will too. Just about everything is made in house save for their breads, which are sourced from Rawdon’s Village Bakery. They’ve got you set for breakfast and lunch, offering a delicious range from full English and Dancing Goat coffee to speciality sandwiches and jacket spuds made fresh to order. Not a fan of something? They’ll happily substitute any ingredients and always stock gluten-free breads.
Appetite Deli, 27 Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1 4EA.
Crust and Crumb
Established in 2010 in Chapel Allerton, Crust and Crumb offers delicious fodder in the form of homemade cakes, savouries, roast meats and breads. Friendly staff will make you feel right at home at their deli, where you can sit and dine on a range of hearty breakfasts, sandwiches, soups and salads. But if you’re feeling a little cheeky, be sure to try out their delectably delicate macaroons.
Crust and Crumb, 110B Harrogate Road, Leeds, LS7 4NY.
Sourcing local ingredients from Leeds Kirkgate Market, Joe Hepworth and his faithful team work hard to create delicious, quality grub. Start your day with one of their brunches or sit in the cosy deli for one of their hearty sandwiches like the fried halloumi, harissa and red pepper. Have an event or meeting coming up? They can whip up a meat and cheese platter for you too, making business all the more worthwhile.
Hepworth’s Deli, 21 Thorton’s Arcade, Leeds, LS1 6LQ.
Tucked away down Call Lane, Graze has become a favourite breakfast and lunch spot for many Leeds workers. Inside, the eatery is inviting with seating both upstairs and downstairs. Grab a cracking sausage sarnie or sit in to devour one of their delicious pulled pork sandwiches, made fresh to order. Just don’t be surprised if you find yourself drooling over the cakes on the counter to round off your visit.
Graze, 43 Call Lane, Leeds, LS1 7BT.
Owned by a husband and wife team, Nom Deli brings you some of the best flavours of Vietnam this side of the Red River Delta. Tuck into their classic bahn mi sandwich, marinated pork and veg served in a traditional baguette or their comforting pho noodle soups. If you need a caffeine fix, they’ve got you covered with Yorkshire’s own Limini coffee and plenty of indulgent French pastries.
Nom Deli, 77A Great George Street, Leeds, LS1 3BR.
Nichols Vegetarian Deli
Vegetarians have been flocking to this deli for good reason. You’ll find plenty of delectable options to enjoy in their cafe such as the all day breakfast, bean burger and toasted sarnies. There’s plenty for coeliacs too with a special gluten-free menu. In a hurry? Grab a salad or sandwich to go, while Nichols also have a range of speciality goods such as vegan cheese, flavoured tofu and homemade jams.
Nichols Vegetarian Delicatessen , 86A Harrogate Road, Leeds, LS7 4LZ.
Since 2006, this Brewery Wharf gem has served up delicious hot meals and great brews. Stop in at Yum Yum for a full English or a cracking cup of Illy coffee to take away. But at lunchtime, you’re in for a treat. Check out their daily specials menu for options like their hearty lasagne. Parched? They’ve got imported American soft drinks, Vedett on draught, and wines to help quench your thirst.
Yum Yum, Brewery Place, Leeds, LS10 1NE.
Just like their restaurant next door, Salvo’s Salumeria restaurant offers an authentic Italian cafe and deli experience. Enjoy a pastry and coffee in the morning or come for a light lunch, with an array of small dishes to choose from. Behind the counter, you’ll find a wide range of cheeses, capers, salamis and meats, or stock up on olive oils, aged vinegars, pasta and fresh antipasti to create your own feast at home.
Salvo’s Cafe and Deli, 107 and 115 Otley Road, Leeds, LS6 3PX.
Out of The Woods
You’ll find some great local goodness in everything Out of The Woods serves up – from Dumouchel bakery breads to Yorkshire Provender soups. This casual eatery has everything you’ll need from North Star coffee and muesli to freshly made sandwiches and salads. And they’ve got two premises, one on Water Lane in Holbeck and another conveniently located in Granary Wharf, perfect if you need to dash back to the office.
Out of The Woods, 113 Water Lane, Leeds, LS11 5WD; Waterman’s Place LS1 4GL.
It’s a bit hard to sum up Millies – they seem to do it all, but that’s certainly not a bad thing. Most of the shop is devoted to their huge range of goods covering everything from gluten-free porridge to fresh and frozen foods. Behind the deli counter, they offer a great range of cheeses, pork pies and meats, but if you’re hungry now, check out their selection of hot meals to eat in or take away.
Millies Fresh and Organic, 109 Vicar Lane, Leeds, LS1 6PJ.
A firm favourite in the city centre, Sesame offers a whole host of tasty treats to eat in or take away. As their name suggests, they create sushi daily, not to mention some rather scrummy udon noodle pots. But they’ve got British classics too like their fish finger and minty lamb sarnies, lovingly prepared with Dumouchel bakery breads.
Sesame, 18 St. Paul’s Street, Leeds, LS11 2LE.
Out of This World
Like Millies, Out of This World is a treasure trove of goodies that’ll suit just about any diet. Stock up on all your favourites such as Cheesly, Taifun flavoured tofus and Sweet Revolution chocolates. Of course, if you’re looking for a quick bite, they’ve got that sorted too at the deli. Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or just enjoy wholesome grub, we bet you’ll be tempted by their savouries, sweets and sarnies.
Out Of This World, 20 New Market Street, Leeds, LS1 6DJ.
Pooky and Grumps
A Horsforth institution since 2005, Pooky and Grumps is home to one of the largest deli offerings in Leeds. With over 40 different cheeses, Italian meats and antipasti – there’s just about everything you could want. There are plenty to take away – organic wines, Saltaire Brewery beers, homemade ready meals and more. Or why not sit a spell in their cafe, where you can enjoy breakfast, sarnies, cake and other delights?
Pooky and Grumps, 92 New Road Side, Leeds, LS18 4QB.
Cover, Haley & Clilfford, Appetite and Crust & Crumb images courtesy of Ollievision.