Delilah Fine Foods
Delilah Fine Foods is a past holder of the title of Britain’s Best Deli and Good Food Guide Local Gem of the Year 2015. Most delis are small, unassuming places but Delilah, run by Sangita Tryner, is located in an ex-bank in central Leicester and is impressively spacious. It has a sister outlet in Nottingham.
In addition to the shop’s many shelves and chillers containing the world’s finest foods, including more than 150 cheeses, Delilah has seats where people can relax and order cold platters, sandwiches, breakfasts and more, all washed down with top-quality wines, beers and coffees. While enjoying their food and drink, customers will undoubtedly admire the view from the mezzanine level down to the rest of the deli.
Delilah is a place that Leicester – and the wider region – can be proud of, in the same league as famous deli-cafes such as Valvona & Crolla in Edinburgh and Villandry in London.
Sangita, who launched Delilah in 2006, says: “Our staff are the main reason for our success and certainly the reason why we won Deli of the Year. They develop a rapport with customers and introduce them to the products we absolutely love.” But what about the name? Why Delilah? “It’s from the biblical tale of Samson and Delilah,” says Sangita. “The story is about temptation, which sums up Delilah Fine Foods. Also, I’m from Wales, so Tom Jones might have something to do with it!”