I love food, I love Britishness and I love a Deli, especially one that also stocks home ware, so I was thrilled to stumble across The Deli at No. 5 during Thame Food Festival last month. The Deli was in fact not officially open until the 20th of October, but Thame Food Festival was clearly too good to miss! A pop up shop was the answer and when I spotted this new fancy looking delicatessen, I couldn't help but go in for a chat.
The Deli at No. 5 is the dream made into reality by Hannah and Joe, a couple who gave up their permanent jobs to open a deli and live the dream, literally. Their ethos and the idea behind the Deli at No. 5 is 'celebrating Great British Produce, with a Great British lifestyle.' The Deli stocks British produce sourced from farmers markets, trade shows, and small farms across Britain, including Cornwall, Scotland and Wales. Hannah and Joe have spent the majority of the year travelling the country to source the best produce and it has resulted in something pretty special.
The Deli stocks, carefully chosen small-batch deli food, well sourced alcohol, including beer from the local brewery in Thame, as well as handmade wooden and pottery home ware made by British artists. All of the produce is of a high standard and Hannah and Joe have decorated the deli perfectly.
As well as promoting British produce, the Deli also strives to support small, local businesses. It's so great to see a couple in their 20's striving to make their dream a reality, supporting the local community and bringing something really special to Oxfordshire. I wish them every success and I look forward to being a regular customer.
The Deli is now open, so pop in and see this little gem for yourself.
More pictures coming soon!