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It’s wedding season!

Every year, we just love all the weddings! Yes, they’re a lot of hard work, ensuring all the food is absolutely at its best, and making sure the wedding party goes without hitch. But it’s all so worth it! Just to see how much the married couple and their family and friends enjoy their day […]

cookery classes at Papadeli

Autumn/ Winter cookery classes 2019

Forgive us for the delay – we have now published our new Autumn Winter cookery school timetable (see below) . Alexis has created a series of classes that follow popular themes, but feature all different dishes, so if you’ve been before and loved it, you can come back and learn more! We get a lot […]

Get your five a day from the deli counter

Candied beetroot with sliced apple, green beans with cherry tomatoes in a seeded sherry vinaigrette, spanakopita, squash and spinach frittata, falafels, celeriac, cabbage, green veg slaw, Mediterranean veg cous cous – all these beauties and others show up in our deli counter every day. There’s always something for vegans and vegetarians and we do our […]

Coffee’s good for the soil!

As you can imagine, as we serve up a lot of coffee in the deli and cafe as well as takeaway, we have a lot of used coffee grounds left over. We are constantly thinking about how to reduce the amount of stuff we send to landfill and so we make sure these coffee grounds are […]

Giant Easter egg raffle

The giant Easter egg is back!

We raffle a giant Easter egg from Italy every year to raise money for charity. Our staff have chosen Off the Record Bristol this year, which is a mental health movement for and by 11-25 year olds. It’s an incredible service offering one to one therapy and resilience labs, amongst many other amazing things for […]

Nutcessity make amazing spreads

Nutcessity spreads – free tasting

This coming Saturday the 16th of March, between 11 and 2pm, the guys from Nutcessity will be in the deli offering a chance to taste some of their delectable nut spreads. Nutcessity spreads are made from all sorts of nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashews, hazelnuts) but not peanuts. Mike who makes the spreads insists on adding […]

Etna from air

We went to Sicily and ate a lot.

A visit to Sicily after Christmas The BBC online headline, sent to me by a friend on the morning of our flight meant we nearly didn’t go. Etna had erupted and there had been an earthquake.  Catania airport had closed the previous day.  After some twitter research and finding the airport was open again, we […]

Cheese deli Bristol

Order your Christmas cheese & treats in advance

Did you know you can beat the queues and order in advance? The week before Christmas, the deli gets extremely busy with all our lovely customers making sure they have all their favourite foods to share with family and friends. If you would like to order homemade food so that you have some dishes in […]

Italian Christmas cookery class

The Panettone’s in and waiting for you!

Panettone – only available at this time of year. A traditional Italian Festive treat, panettone is a tall, sweet, leavened bread. Originally eaten in Milan, it has become a widespread symbol of an Italian Christmas.  It has since been available all over Europe and further afield.  Some mass produced panettone have put many people off […]