Food & Drink

Emma’s Delicatessen

Emma's Delicatessen Tapas

During lockdown, I’ve really missed being able to go out to eat at restaurants. Food is obviously one of my hobbies, but I’m also a rare food blogger who doesn’t really cook. For that reason, I’ve done a lot of ordering in while restaurants have been closed.

Luckily for me, there are plenty of options for ordering something delicious. My standout favourite? Emma’s Delicatessen.

You might remember Emma from her fabulous restaurants, El Borracho de Oro and Migas. Both restaurants closed at the end of last year, but Emma is still turning out incredible food. Only now she’s doing it in her kitchen.

Each week, Emma produces a different menu (starting at just £25 for two people), for delivery around Birmingham and Shropshire on Fridays and Saturdays. During the week, there’s a standard menu of classics, like Spanish tortillas, and beautiful focaccia bread.

Emma's Delicatessen Tapas

Weekend menus so far have included an afternoon tea, a three-course Italian date night, a picnic hamper, and of course, tapas.

As you’d expect from Emma, everything is cooked with love and skill (and plenty of garlic). On your delivery day, Emma arrives with everything carefully packaged, with a menu included with instructions on any finishing any of the dishes might need (usually just a couple of minutes in the microwave to reheat), serving suggestions, and suggestions for drink pairings.

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I’ve now ordered most of the menus, and every single one has been restaurant quality and delicious. Portions are generous; each menu is designed for two, but with menus like the tapas, you could easily feed three.

If, like me, you’re missing restaurant food, and want something truly delicious to eat at home, while supporting a local business, you absolutely cannot go wrong with Emma’s Delicatessen.

To order, message @emmasdelicatessen on Instagram or Facebook, email emmasdelicatessen@gmail.com, or find her on WhatsApp on 07949 358531.

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20-something food and lifestyle blogger in Birmingham. Always caffeinated, often gin-fuelled.