North Town Deli & Kitchen: Bringing a slice of Italy to Abbeydale Road

We caught up with Gian from North Town Deli & Kitchen to tell us all about the brand new spot on Abbeydale Road. 

North Town arrived on Abbeydale Road early last month. For those that may have missed the news amidst all of the recent distractions, what do you hope to bring to the table?
In my earliest childhood memories, I remember tugging at my nonna’s apron strings while she tirelessly cooked deliciously fresh food for the whole family. North Town Deli & Kitchen is a homage to that heritage. Our small and passionate team are dedicated to bringing home-style, hearty Italian fare to the people of Sheffield. We’re all about cooking fresh, from the bread we bake in-house to the authentic pasta sauces we whip up from scratch.

What is the story behind the business?
None of us could have imagined this scenario as we started 2020. Lockdown has been difficult for us all, especially those of us who have felt isolated or alone during these challenging times. Fortunately, good food has always been what unites us as communities, which is where the idea for North Town came from. Bringing a little slice of Italy to the city during this time is our way of reaching out and staying connected!

It must have been difficult opening during the current crisis. How have you approached the matter?
Of course, opening up during the crisis has presented challenges. However, thanks to the likes of City Grab and customer collection, we have been able to share our wholesome food with the Steel City. So far, we’ve been thrilled with the response we’ve had and hope people will continue to enjoy it!

People can of course sample your wares via delivery on the City Grab app or for collection. What sort of fresh Italian delights will you be serving up?
Every week, we’ll be cooking up fresh pasta, pizza, and authentic desserts. We’ve got everything from classic marinara and picante pizzas to spaghetti puttanesca. We’ve also got a variety of deli delights including an antipasto box, sundried tomatoes, homemade pesto and passata. If you’re looking for a snack on-the-go, you can stop by and grab some fresh paninis too. However, the star of the show has to be our deliciously sweet cannoli! Filled to the brim with Nutella and tiramisu cream, it’s the perfect addition to your next coffee break. We have a few bundle deals too. As a weekend treat, we are offering Friday Night Feast Boxes on pre-order. Plus, when it’s sunny, we have a Picnic Bundle featuring two summer antipasti pots, two fresh rosemary focaccia, two Torta del Giorno, a pot of olives and two drinks! // @northtownkitchen

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