Richmond, Chiswick, Barnes and Acton, all of West London in fact, has a plethora of wonderful delis, with shelves groaning under the weight of freshly-baked bread, cheese and charcuterie. Here are our top five
1 Cook & Garcia
This Richmond lunchtime favourite opened its doors in May 2012, and was an immediate hit, so much so, it’s been nominated for ‘Best Independent Sandwich Bar in the UK’ twice. With a first-rate selection of sandwiches salads, soups and cakes on offer, made using fresh (and locally sourced where possible) ingredients, it’s easy to see why. Their gourmet hot roast sandwiches are not to be missed!
Unit 1, 25 The Quadrant, Richmond TW9 1DJ; 020 8948 7777; cookandgarcia.co.uk
2 Duck Pond Deli
Named after one of SW13’s favourite landmarks, Duck Pond Deli holds just as much allure to locals and visitors alike. Opened in September 2013, this seriously delicious gourmet destination has made a splash on the High Street already, offering a mouth-watering array of breads, salads and sandwiches, alongside store cupboard essentials such as oils, herbs, spices and pastas.
54 Barnes High Street, Barnes SW13 9LF; 020 8876 7067; duckponddeli.com
3 Mortimer and Bennett
This Chiswick favourite has been on Turnham Green Terrace since 1990, bringing a stand-out selection of artisan cheeses, charcuterie, confectionary and deli-cupboard delights to the people of W4. As well as shopping for ingredients, it’s a top spot for a special gift, with a good array of olive and truffle oils, and speciality sweet treats such as Marrons Glace.
33 Turnham Green Terrace, Chiswick W4 1RG; 020 8995 4145; mortimerandbennett.com
4 Angela Malik
Sensational taste guru Angela Malik has opened a modern Asian deli in the heart of Ealing. Following on from the success of her cookery school and deli in Acton, the ‘Nigella’ of Asian flavours is set to delight Ealing’s foodies with her vibrant array of Brit-Asian salads, curries, pastries and desserts as well as an irresistible ‘Lassi Bar’ featuring a selection of Indian-inspired smoothies and shakes like the ‘Wake Up’ packed with almond milk, raspberries and coconut . With plenty of gluten and dairy free options, there are both virtuous and indulgent choices from her signature Masala sausage roll and mushroom and tomato ‘Tikki’ baps for breakfast to sticky pork or rajma burgers with a delicious side salad or even one of her gorgeous curries with rice for lunch in her popular ‘duo boxes’ – all available as take-out or eat-in options.
5 Grove Park Deli
As well as hams, cheese, salamis and made-to-order sandwiched, Grove Park Deli sells homemade meals for those who don’t’ have time to cook (or just prefer the chef’s skills to their own!). The also offer a catering service, for anything from dinner parties to weddings.
22 Fauconberg Road, Chiswick W4 3JY; 020 8995 8219; groveparkdeli.com