Delicatessens, or delis as they are known amongst the bright and the beautiful of this world, originated in Germany, as the rather foreign-sounding name would suggest. For an outsider, and an insider for that matter, what a delicatessen is exactly is hard to say. They seem to sell all manner of rustic foods and expensive produce, such as cured meats and pastries, however there doesn't seem to be anything edible that delicatessens can't sell, so really, almost anyone can call themselves a delicatessen. That said, delicatessens certainly serve a number of purposes - if you are need of funky cheeses and such goods, you will want to attend your local delicatessen. We care about supporting independent business, and delicatessens are on the frontline against the major brands like Tesco in attempting to provide customers with a wide variety of high quality produce. To help you find the deli that's right for you, we've compiled this list of the 17 best delicatessens in South London.
You would be mistaken for thinking West Norwood is an area that doesn’t stand out within South London. Whether you decide to enjoy the view of the stunning St Luke’s Church or you want to experience the thriving high street, West Norwood is definitely an area you won’t get tired of. If you enjoy nothing more than relaxing in a cafe you’ve come to the right place. Here are the best 9cafes in West Norwood that we feel will be right up your alley.