- Telephone 0141 258 7272
- Opening times Mon–Fri 8am–6pm; Sat 10am–4pm. Closed Sun. Closed Sun
- Food served Mon–Fri 8am–5pm; Sat 10am–4pm. Closed Sun.
- Average price £6 (lunch)
- Website saltdeli.co.uk
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
Most customers will be in for a take away at this specialist deli squeezed in among Byres Road’s thriving café scene. But if you’re lucky enough to seize one of two tables then it’s worth sitting in to try some of their faintly Spanish-inspired deli offerings and inventive sandwich combinations. Order tapas-style and your choices will arrive on a platter ideal for sharing – succulent peppered pork loin, fluffy egg tortilla and homemade slaw come with a garnish of pea shoots that sets the whole thing off nicely. The mother and son team source most of their produce within Scotland, but you will find storecupboard items from further afield, too – they’ll even have freshly dug truffles shipped in for you on request.
- High point: Lovingly prepared treats
- Low point: A bigger café branch calls
- Notable dish: Partick po'boy sandwich (Cajun-spiced crayfish)
Open since Christmas 2014, this little independent deli at the Partick end of Byres Road has already built something of a local following. You can stock up on ingredients here, but the main draw is prepared food to eat in (just six seats) or to go, with attractive finger-food like mini tortillas, black-pudding pasties, quiches and cakes offering a wholesome, freshly made alternative to the supermarket. There’s a good choice of fresh salads and cold cuts, and at least one hot dish every lunchtime, with pulled pork and beef brisket making regular appearances. As much as possible is sourced from within Scotland and most dairy, charcuterie, preserves and jams are local – including some fine Scottish cold-pressed rapeseed oil.
- Provides: Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Folk
- Capacity: 6
- Open since: 2014