ORGANIC MEETS QUIRKY AT DELI FLAVOUR, SILVER ARCADE, LEI
Recently my LEI jaunts have found me sampling some delicious grub at Deli Flavour on a quick lunch date. It’s one of my fabulous finds on a dash through the very pretty newly restored old meets new, Silver Arcade façade and interiors. Independent of course and very much feeling so as you enter the deli located on the ground floor at the Cank Street end of the Arcade.
As you enter you immediately get the feeling of rustic, unfussy, laid back food in quirky surroundings. Almost like a mixture of a front room set up back from the late seventies or eighties. It’s stylish without being over engineered with mismatched tables, treacle tins as cutlery holders and a huge abundance of kitsch and quirky artefacts.
Formica topped tables and assorted chairs fill the indoor seating area, with scattered basil plants, a window seat lined with coffee sacs, and a selection of board games await your attention.
Additionally there is seating at the entrance of the deli in the arcade and some outside on Cank Street should you wish to top up on your Vitamin D allowance.
Moving on to the menu, take your picks from toasted wraps (Mexican, Falafel or Halloumi kebabs), doorstop sandwiches, bagels, Deli platters (antipasti, cheeseboard, meat, The mighty king Richard platter or even baked Camembert), not to forget the all day brunch/breakfast. Deli Flavour caters for Gluten Free, Vegetarian and Vegan so everyone’s tip top ten!
Worry not, all sweet teeth are taken care of courtesy of a number of cakes, slices, brownies, loaves and even that tea time classic, tea cakes. All locally made along with the bread. To wash that all down with there are cold and hot drinks galore with specialities coffees and teas as well as an array of juices and local craft beers, which Dr C sampled and enjoyed.
As my lunch date had to be short and sweet, packed full of flavour I opted for the Vegetarian Mexican toasted wrap. It was packed with halloumi, salsa, sour cream, jalapenos, avocado an grated mature cheddar served with a side salad and a helping of nachos. Dr C went for the same but substituted to the halloumi for chicken breast.
Both Dr C and I agreed the food was fresh, tasty and exactly what we needed for a quick lunch. However I would like to return and grab a seat on one of the comfy sink-in brown sofas with a latte in hand and watch the world go by in the warren of the arcades.
Some of the quirky table games – Trivial Pursuit anyone?
If you just fancy popping in for a quick coffee and cake, Deli Flavour’s got you covered. I’m recommending the raspberry and pistachio cake which incidentally was just moist and met in the mouth. The cappuccinos are also spot on made with the deli’s premium coffee.
Just to mention that you can also purchase beautiful jams, chutneys, cheeses, beers, ciders and an array of other ingredients to take away with you being a deli. If you love fresh, artisan ingredients then Deli Flavour is right up your street.
If you’re based in Leicester, have you visited Deli Flavour yet? I’f love to know what you thought in the comments below.
13, Silver Arcade
Leicester LE1 5FA
Tel. 0116 251 7786