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The Best Delis in Leeds

· Katie Wells · Food and Drink

Have you visited these wonderful delis yet?

Haley & Clifford Delicatessen

These wonderful Leeds delis offer artisan produce to fill your cupboards and homemade treats to enjoy on-the-go.

Oh my! Creamy local cheese, fresh homemade sourdough and oh-so smooth speciality coffee – these Leeds delis have it all! They’re a little slice of foodie heaven in the heart of the community, selling incredible artisan produce and scrumptious bites to-go. So what are you waiting for? Pay them a visit, get stocked up and fill your belly!

Pooky’s

Pooky's Deli

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Pooky’s is a charming little independent cafe and deli tucked away in Horsforth. They pride themselves on sourcing the best artisan delights from around the country, with buttery Island Bakery Scottish shortbread, gulp-worthy Wilde Child ales and irresistible KaCao chocolate bars to tempt you. Just try resisting their delectable cured meat and cheese selection – paired with a bottle of hand-picked wine, it’s a charcuterie-lovers dream!

Pooky’s, 92 New Road Side, Horsforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS18 4QB.

Salvo’s Salumeria

Salvos Salumeria

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Salvo’s is a local legend and their Salumeria is one of the best Italian delis in Leeds. It’s jam-packed with authentic produce imported direct from the source. Neapolitan salami? Check. Sicilian olives? Check. Extra-creamy Campania mozzarella? Check and double check. You can even find artisan sauce, proper Italian pasta and homemade savoury treats here – freshly-toasted panini, anyone?

Salvo’s Salumeria, 115 Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 3PX.

Crust & Crumb

Crust and Crumb Deli, chutneys

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Homemade food served in a welcoming environment – that’s what Crust & Crumb do best. They use local, seasonal produce to make an ever-changing array of deli treats. In summer, you can look forward to light salads and gooey lemon meringue pies, while in winter they do hearty soups and decadent cheesecakes. You can also pick up fresh bread, organic eggs, Roastology coffee and artisan spirits from the shelves.

Crust & Crumb, 110B Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 4NY.

Millies

Millies

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Millies is a shop-cum-deli with a real focus on healthy produce. You’ll find lots of fruit and veggies here, alongside organic nut butters, honey, preserves, herbal teas and even bone broth. They also whip up freshly made juices, bakes and hot meals, alongside a daily soup, curry or stew. Love cheese? The likes of Wensleydale and charcoal cheddar await behind the counter. With all this deliciousness on offer, it’s easy to see why Millies is one of the best delis in Leeds.

Millies, 109 Vicar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6PJ.

Out of this World

Out of this World Chocolate

This city centre deli and health food store specialises in all things organic, fair-trade and eco-friendly. Their deli counter is full of vegetarian sandwiches, savouries and salads that are made fresh every morning. You can stock up on locally-baked bread, chocolates, sauces and spreads while you’re here too, but the real stars of the show are their vegan sweet treats. Expect everything from cookie pies to red velvet brownies and chocolate tiffin, all 100% dairy-free.

Out of this World, 20 New Market Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6DG.

Haley & Clifford

Haley and Clifford

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Haley & Clifford is an award-winning Leeds deli with a real community focus. It’s owned by Val Berry, a local lass who’s passionate about supporting Yorkshire producers. That means you can look forward to fresh Dumouchel bread, delectable Raydale preserves and indulgent Lauden chocolate, among other treats. Behind the counter, you’ll find 40 (yes, 40!) different artisan cheeses as well as homemade sandwiches, cakes and pastries.

Haley & Clifford, 43 Street Lane, Roundhay, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 1AP.

O’deli

O'deli

A family-run deli in the heart of Otley, O’deli is known for its gluten-free goodies. You can enjoy pies, pastries and cakes, all made to owner Kay Greenwood’s top-secret, wheat-free family recipes. The sausage rolls are a particular favourite, but this little Leeds deli also does a roaring trade in soups and sarnies, perfect for a lunchtime bite. The shelves are lined with even more quality, gluten-free products, including pasta and prosecco, to fill your cupboards.

O’deli, 4 New Market Street, Otley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS21 3AE.

Stuzzi

Stuzzi Christmas Shop

Did you know that Stuzzi had a shop and deli hidden beneath? That’s right – this Leeds restaurant also sells fine Italian wines, smoky cured meats and delectable European cheeses to go. Their bags of fresh pasta are a real highlight, made to their chef’s authentic recipe with proper Neapolitan flour, so you can even recreate the Stuzzi experience at home. True fans can even kit themselves out with branded tote bags and t-shirts.

Stuzzi, 7 Merrion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6PQ.

The Yorkshire Deli

Cheese platter

Tucked in the swish Victoria Quarter is The Yorkshire Deli. Owners Alex and Christian Lawlor have put a modern twist on a classic deli, proudly using locally-sourced produce to whip up Mediterranean-inspired eats. You can get platters piled high with cheeses, cold cuts, olives and pastries, or snaffle freshly prepared sarnies and pizza slices. Fancy something sweet? The cakes are made to family recipes and you can pick up jars of local jam from the counter.

The Yorkshire Deli, 23 Victoria Gate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7AU.

The Street Lane Bakery

Street Lane Bakery

The Street Lane Bakery doubles as one of the best Jewish delis in Leeds. They’re renowned for their bagels and have an ever-changing selection on offer, from poppy seed classics to rainbow creations. Challah loaves, pasties and cakes also line the bakery counter, while the fridges are full of Hoffman’s spreads, Chevington cheese and smoked fish. Everything is kosher and they have loads of veggie and vegan options too, so everyone can fill their boots.

The Street Lane Bakery, Caretakers House, 399 Street Lane, Moortown, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS17 6HQ.

1066 Deli, Cafe and Bakery

1066 Cafe and Deli

Local produce, freshly baked treats and homemade ready meals – this small but mighty Wetherby deli has all that and more. The folk at 1066 work closely with Yorkshire suppliers to source the finest quality produce in the region, from Setchfield Butcher’s pork pies to Longley Farm cream. Hungry? Tuck into hot sarnies and salad boxes or sate your sweet tooth with home-baked flapjacks, tarts and cakes – you won’t be able to resist that Lottie Shaw gingerbread.

1066 Deli, Cafe and Bakery, 1 Hastings Court, Collingham, Wetherby, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS22 5AW.

The Post Box Deli

The Post Box Deli Thorner

Nestled on the outskirts of Leeds is The Post Box, a tearoom and deli with a homely feel. Inside, you’ll find loads of wonderful Yorkshire produce on the shelves, including Yorvale ice cream, Black Sheep cheeses and York Emporium coffee. They also have freshly made cakes, sandwiches and pastries – their speciality bake is a seriously scrumptious chilli chutney sausage roll. Just add daily milk and bread deliveries for the perfect little community deli!

The Post Box Deli, 52A Main Street, Thorner, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS14 3BU.

Gourmet

Meat

Gourmet is a Jewish deli that specialises in kosher meats. From braising steak and lamb shoulder to beef brisket and rotisserie chicken, you can expect top-quality, locally-sourced cuts of meat. Their gourmet platter brings together a selection of cooked prime beef, chicken and lamb strips for you to snaffle. It’s not all about the meat though – you can pick up soups, falafel, smoked fish and Rakusen’s biscuits too.

Gourmet, 584 Harrogate Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS17 8DP.

Boomerang Deli

Boomerang Deli Cakes

This south Leeds deli brings together the winning combo of home-cooked fare and quality Yorkshire produce. You can sink your teeth into huge sarnies, made using Gilchrist Bakery bread, or pick up Barnsley Brew’s speciality teas, Guppy’s chocolates and Cryer & Stott’s Yorkshire pies to take home. There’s a tasty surprise behind the counter each day, with everything from homemade scotch eggs with runny middles to gooey millionaire slices to look forward to.

Boomerang Deli, 4D Albion Street, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27 8DT.

Friends of Ham

Friends of Ham, Charcuterie

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Friends of Ham might be a popular city centre wine bar, but it’s also one of the best delis in Leeds. The folk here are charcuterie experts and sell much of the deliciousness they serve. Hot ‘nduja, venison salami and Ibèrico ham are just a few of the meaty delights that await. Pair your charcuterie with their wide selection of farmhouse cheeses, pickles, hand-picked European wines and Leeds Bread Coop loaves for the ultimate deli feast.

Friends of Ham, 4-8 New Station Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5DL.

The Bramhope Deli

The Bramhope Deli

Got a sweet tooth? The Bramhope Deli has a counter jam-packed with homemade cakes, from dark chocolate tiffin to cookie dough toast, with vegan options to boot. Pair yours with a piping hot cup of their sustainably-sourced speciality coffee or a fruity smoothie. They also sell deli goods to take home, with baskets of artisan loaves, jars of Blueberry Hill preserves and fridges full of fine local cheeses. Stop by at lunch for fresh salads and sarnies too.

The Bramhope Deli, 4 Tredgold Avenue, Bramhope, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 9BU.

Cranberries Deli

Vegetables

Cranberries Deli has a real Yorkshire focus. You can pick up produce from the best makers in the region, including Raydale jams and spreads, Botham’s traditional bakes and Guppy’s chocolate. The deli is licensed, with a fantastic selection of Yorkshire Dales Distillery’s flavoured gins alongside wine and local beer. They even partner with Bramhope Village Greengrocers to bring you fresh, locally-grown fruit and veg each week – what’s not to love?

Cranberries Deli, 471 Otley Road, Adel, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 7NR.

Deliziosa

Deliziosa

Deliziosa brings a taste of the Mediterranean to Leeds. This Italian deli specialises in cheese and cured meat, which they import direct from the continent. They also bake their own bread in-house and make fresh focaccia pizzas for you to snaffle by the slice, while the shelves are filled with premium oils, chutneys and wines. After you’ve selected your goodies, you can treat yourself to a Neapolitan coffee or two from the cafe.

Deliziosa, 138 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 4PF.

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