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Find a great Deli/cafe in your region

A great independent deli or café can make your day. They are your route to stunning new types of chocolate, spectacular charcuterie, brilliant bottled beers, delicious cheeses, coffees that scythes through Monday morning like a hot knife through butter, and delightful sandwiches. On the map above and listed below are the cafes and delis that we recommend so far, and many are running exclusive GFC member offers…

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  • Croots Farm Shop & Café

    Croots Farm Shop & Café was a finalist in the GFC Awards 2020/21. You’ll find an extensive butchery, cheese counter and lots of local produce…

  • Cue

    Cue fits in well with the upmarket surroundings of Leicester’s Stoneygate with a simple, pared-down style…

  • Culinaris

    Culinaris is a fantastic Cambridge deli and yet another fabulous food and drink independent on the city’s Mill Road…

  • David Mellor Design Museum Cafe

    The David Mellor Design Museum Cafe on the outskirts of Hathersage is relaxing, spacious and fascinating, with good but simple food to match…

  • Delapré Abbey Orangery Café

    The Conservatory Café, with its excellent lunches and Afternoon Teas, gives you another good reason to visit stunning Delapré Abbey…

  • Delilah Fine Foods

    A past winner of UK Deli of the Year and one of the best of its kind in the UK: more than 3,000 square feet packed with delightful produce…

  • Dickies

    Set on a family farm in the middle of the Vale of Belvoir, Dickies can only be described as a ‘destination’ butchery…

  • Dickinson & Morris

    Dickinson & Morris is an award-winning baker of Melton Mowbray pork pies, plus seller of fine local cheeses, sausages & more…

  • Doddington Hall Restaurant, Cafe & Farm Shop

    A stunning Elizabethan mansion and gardens with an on-site restaurant, café and farm shop. A great day-out destination for food lovers, located near Lincoln…

  • Don Paddy’s

    Don Paddy’s in Uppingham is a friendly, bustling and perennially popular cafe, bar and restaurant offering good food and drink from a varied menu…

  • Dovecote Farm

    Dovecote Farm comprises a farm shop, restaurant, tea room and PYO area set in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside…

  • Edensor Tea Cottage

    Edensor Tea Cottage is a charming café serving delicious breakfasts, lunches and cakes. It has a sublime setting on the Chatsworth Estate…

  • Engine Yard at Belvoir Castle

    At The Engine Yard at Belvoir Castle you’re spoilt for choice. There’s a unique café, stunning bar, chocolate shop, butchery, coffee roaster and deli…

  • Ferneley’s Dairy Barn Café

    Ferneley’s makes and serves superb ice cream using milk from its herd of Holstein and Friesian cows. Offering breakfasts and light lunches too, you can see the cattle as you tuck in…

  • Fika

    Fika in Oakham is independent and very good. Try the Swedish buns called Semla – they are so, so good…

  • Fitzbillies

    Fitzbillies is a legendary Cambridge café and cake shop: don’t leave town without trying one of their sticky Chelsea buns…

  • Gannets Day Café

    Gannets Day Café is a popular spot with locals and visitors alike and serves up delicious dishes made with locally-produced ingredients…

  • Gates Farm Shop

    Gates Farm Shop in Cold Overton, Leicestershire, offers excellent-quality produce – much sourced locally – delivering a true foodie experience…

  • Gelato Village

    An authentic Italian gelato and sorbetto parlour with a passion for local ingredients…

  • GH Porter Provisions

    GH Porter Provisions in Newark is a butcher’s shop, smokery & deli with impressive heritage. A home delivery service is available…

  • Grounded Kitchen

    Leicester’s Grounded Kitchen has a mantra of “eat healthier on the go”, and its Korean-inspired salad bowls offer some delicious freshly-prepped combinations…

  • Hambletons

    Hambletons of Rutland is a farm, bakery, butchery and deli, creating enticing and award-winning food…

  • Hamm Tun Fine Foods

    Hamm Tun Fine Foods is a delightful deli selling award-winning local cheeses, charcuterie, pies and more. Its cheese counter is rather unusual…

  • Hartwell’s and Towbury Court Fine Foods

    A traditional, family run butcher’s and deli in Northamptonshire. The butcher’s sells meat produced on Elliott’s own farm and the deli provides a large selection of handmade foods…

  • HIDE Burger Bar

    HIDE Burger Bar in Derby is a master of its art. Its burgers are excellent – some of the best we’ve tried…

  • Jack’s Gelato

    Jack’s Gelato in Cambridge offers amazing flavours such as Roasted Banana & Bourbon, Borage Honey, and Beetroot & Black Cumin alongside traditional favourites…

  • James’ Cafe Bistro

    James’ Cafe Bistro is an independent, family-friendly venue in central Leicester. It makes all its food fresh to order…

  • Johnsons of Old Hurst

    A diverse family farm enterprise near Huntingdon, established in 1899. It’s a steakhouse, butchery, tearoom, delicatessen – and much more besides…

  • Just So Italian Market Harborough

    Just So Italian is a unique deli (and online shop) jam-packed with genuine Italian delicacies, run by a family team with close links to Italy…

  • Just So Italian Stamford

    Just So Italian is a deli & café in the heart of Stamford run by Italian husband and wife team Alison and Danilo Trozzi…