Ottolenghi’s Notting Hill and Islington delis will open to serve the local community pastries, cakes, coffee, fresh salads and other pantry items, and by Friday, the online shop will be back up and running.
The delicatessens will serve a capsule collection of ‘essentials’, mostly the products on offer when the shops opened first, almost two decades ago: croissants and other morning pastries, fruit tarts and the famous chocolate fondant cake, as well as Ottolenghi’s aubergine salad, broccoli and cauliflower tabbouleh, and a changing selection of mains to take home.
The Notting Hill deli on Ledbury Road will reopen on Wednesday 20 May, while the Islington deli on Upper Street will open on Saturday 23 May.
Locals can avoid the queue with the can click-and-collect service, or have the food delivered to you. Both functions are available via ottolenghi.co.uk/delivery (deliveries from Tuesday 25 May).
From Friday, you can also shop online for pantry items like biscuits, granola spice collections, oils and vinegars, as well as Ottolenghi’s range of linens, via ottolenghi.co.uk/shop (deliveries from Monday 24 May).