At a time when restaurants are closing across the city and supermarkets have bare shelves, London's local food stores and delis are more important than ever. We show you where to pick up the essentials before/when we go into lockdown.
Down in Nine Elms, Robin Gill and his team at Darby's are opening the hatch today, having turned the restaurant into a baker/butcher/deli and wine shop in response to the Covid crisis, with a view to selling off the remaining stock from their restaurant.
"We have wonderful ingredients that we do not want to go to waste," Gill wrote on Instagram, "given that the supermarket shelves are empty we wanted to offer
Colette is a traiteur and deli on Fulham Road that's looking to bring a sense of home cooking to Chelsea. With an ex-Ritz chef in charge they'll be serving up a seasonal menu and running a deli for take outs.
A trio with experience in London's top food stores have picked Camden to launch their range of upmarket deli and cafes.
Fresh from their successful pop-up at Browns over the summer, Missy Flynn and Gabriel Pryce - the team behind everyone's favourite Rita's Dining - are opening a tiny deli and sandwich spot on Lower Stable Street in King's Cross.
Only the best for Marylebone's residents and workers - this new deli and cafe will serve up British produce and Swedish pastries making it a very handy addition to the area.
Taking over the space where Encant was, Lady of the Grapes will be a wine bar, shop and restaurant focusing on wines created by female winemakers and will food by restaurateur Victor Garvey.
Petersham Nurseries is making the leap from Richmond to central London and they're not doing things by half. They're launching two restaurants, a lifestyle home and garden shop and a delicatessen with a wine cellar AND a florist.
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You might have come across charcuterie champions Cannon and Cannon at Borough Market or at a number of market stalls across town. Well now they're getting ready to open a big new place in Camberwell called Nape with LOTS of lovely cured meat.
Nape is primarily a cured meat bar - somewhere where you can pitch up, grab a seat and spend the night munching your