Papadeli is a delicatessen in the true sense of the word.  An artisan cheese counter which is properly cared for with knowledgeable staff who can recommend cheeses to customers, a homemade food counter full of incredible, nutritious, creative salads, savouries, casseroles etc made by their chefs in the kitchen above the deli, shelf upon shelf of artisan chocolates, oils, biscuits, pastas, vinegars, pates, olives, jams, spreads, teas - everything a foodie could wish for. They offer event catering which has a well deserved reputation in Bristol as being one of the best for wedding feasts, party canapes, cheeseboards and working lunches.  This family business is celebrating it's 20th birthday this year which is no mean feat in the world of retail and food. The enthusiasm is contagious as soon as you walk into the deli - the staff are welcoming and approachable and the cakes, oh, did I mention the cakes? Incredible.  Alice in Wonderland would be envious!

Papadeli is not just a retailer. It's a hub for foodies in the community where everyone is welcome.  From regulars who've been coming since the first day to people moving to Bristol, the delight is real! Mention Papadeli in Bristol and eyes light up, whether they've had a superb piece of cake, a glorious takeaway salad box, a surprise hamper full of the finest artisan foods from local producers as well as across Europe, eaten a Papadeli wedding feast or been to a cookery class (did I mention their top floor cookery school?). The love for food, for artisan produce and talking about the best wine and cheese match is still so strong even after so many years.  They stand out because they refuse to compromise on quality and on their strong ethics on sourcing good food. They think carefully about sustainability and food waste and work incredibly hard to ensure quantities ordered are what is needed to avoid waste. Papadeli has created a family - their 20th birthday party brought to together employees from the first day to now and what was clear was that so many strong friendships have been created and are still cherished and nurtured to this day. The feeling of love in the room was overwhelming!

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