From the shelves lining the walls of our deli, you can buy, a carefully selected range of products from some of Yorkshire’s best artisan producers. We work very hard to source new products from our county and also to champion the people who make them- so that we can bring great local food and the stories behind it, to the people who shop in our deli.
Chocolates & Sweet Treats
There are some amazing chocolatiers and sugar workers in Yorkshire, and we are fortunate to stock quite a few of their fabulous products. Amongst our most popular lines are:
Lauden Chocolate Selection. This is one of those rare examples, of a product tasting just as good as it looks. And we’re not the only ones who think that- they’ve won several Great Taste Awards as well as a fistful of awards from The Academy of Chocolate. Husband & wife team Sun & Stephen started making chocolates from a small flat in Leeds in 2007 and selling them at local farmer’s markets. We were their very first retailer, but they can now also be found in Fortnum & Mason and British Airways First Class.
Art of Mallow Gourmet Marshmallows. These hand crafted marshmallows are not like mallows you’ve tasted before. Soft, billowy and delightfully flavoured, they’re made by Philippa who lives just down the road from us, in Oakwood. Since we first started selling her products in 2012, Philippa has gone from strength to strength, winning a Great Taste Award in 2013 and appearing on James Martin’s Cold Comforts. She uses only natural ingredients to create her gorgeous mallows in eight different flavours of pillowy perfection. Our best sellers are Chocolate with Chocolate Chip, and Raspberry.
Guppy’s Chocolate Shards. Handmade by husband and wife team, Peter and Fran Guppy in York, these simple little shards of top quality handmade chocolate are one of life’s little pleasures. Having spent years working in the financial services sector, the Guppy’s took the plunge in 2010, and gave up their day jobs to realise their dream of setting up a chocolate making business. Initially converting their garage to a mini chocolate workshop, they have since moved twice to larger premises, and are now based at Clifton Moor in York. Our top sellers are dark chocolate with peppermint, milk chocolate with sea salted caramel, milk chocolate with peanut butter and dark chocolate with raspberry.
Jams & Chutneys
We stock a comprehensive range of jams and chutneys, including Tracklements and Makers & Merchants- but true to our local heritage, we feature Yorkshire products from Raydale Preserves.
A row of stone cottages in the tiny village of Stalling Busk overlooking Semer Water, is the beautiful home of Raydale Preserves. Mum, dad and son, Andrew Kettlewell, hand make jams and chutneys in kettle batches using Yorkshire fruit from Sessay in North Yorkshire. Their fabulous products have won an armful of awards and for every jar sold, the Kettlewells donate a percentage of the proceeds to local conservation projects. So far they’ve rebuilt several thousand meters of dry stonewall and replanted thousands of trees in three woodland areas. We like that. Almost as much as we like their jams and chutneys! Our top sellers are Blackcurrant & Lavender Jam, Plum & Rosehip Jam, Tomato & Sweet Chilli Chutney and Fig & Honey Chutney
Tea & Coffee
We sell locally roasted coffee, from the York Coffee Emporium. Laurence and the team have been hand roasting coffee since 2010 at their roastery in York. Their main speciality coffee buyers focus on building collaborative supply chains for mutual profit and positive social impact. They support and build some pretty cool programs like Girls Gotta Run in Ethiopia and IWCA which is expanding from Central & South America into places like Burundi in Africa. Their experienced team of passionate coffee roasters know how to get the very best out of each bean – crafting the perfect balance between sweetness, acidity and body. They carefully consider and source the coffee that we stock – whether it’s a single origin coffee to be enjoyed alone for its unique flavour profile, or to complement other coffees in a blend. Come and see which of their coffees we have in stock at the moment.
We sell tea from Taylors of Harrogate (well of course we do) and use their famous Yorkshire Tea in our café. Taylors of Harrogate is a fourth generation family business and as well as blending some of the best teas, in Britain, this great Yorkshire company also owns Betty’s Tearooms. If you’re wanting something a bit fancier than good old Yorkshire Tea, we also stock their Earl Grey, Afternoon Darjeeling, Peppermint Tea, Sweet Rhubarb & Ginger and quite a few more…. Pop in for a proper Yorkshire brew!