Who cares about delis when you can order organic olives online? And what exactly is a deli, anyway? From family-run independents in Little Italy to locally-sourced newcomers mixing cocktails with a side of charcuterie, this pithy guidebook will explain why delis deliver more (to your stomach and soul) than any supermarket can and take you on a gastronomic tour of the most beautiful, authentic and exciting delis across the city. Whether you’re north, south, east or west, you’re never far from a counter serving up the best lunch of your life.


Sonya Barber (author of An Opinionated Guide to East London and An Opinionated Guide: Escape London) is back with an insider's guide to the finest foods in London.