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Online Italian Deli - Nife is Life - Any Views?

oonth Aug 5, 2009 11:29 AM

Came across this company (website link below) a few weeks ago when searching for a source of nduja (now located). I'm more than happy with my local Italian deli (Giacobazzis) but always interested in trying new and different purveyors. First order is free delivery which is another incentive.

Anyone used this company before? Thoughts?


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  1. howler RE: oonth Aug 5, 2009 11:50 AM

    i've used them a lot in the past and its a good service. but nothing quite beats my local deli - i'm here in the east end of long island dreaming of it.

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      oonth RE: howler Aug 5, 2009 02:56 PM

      Thanks, I might give them a one time go out of general curiosity but like you I totally dig my regular visits to my local deli and have struck up a rapport with the owners as I'm sure you have done. Do you go to Speck in Holland Park or elsewhere?

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        howler RE: oonth Aug 5, 2009 05:17 PM

        i used to be a speck shopper till piccola deli opened up on stratford road (its just off marloes rd). guanciale, pancetta, salami, pasta, 00 flour, burrata, mozarella ... all the lovely things in life. very nice people too.

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          oonth RE: howler Aug 6, 2009 01:12 AM

          Checked out their website - sounds top and the good news for me is that they now have a branch in Maida Vale which is close to home, I will give them a go for sure.

          If you like burrata, don't miss the "burrata gorgonzola" at Selfridge's Food Hall. That combined with heirloom tomatoes from Borough Market, drizzle of balsamic, slug of olive oil, salt flakes, freshly ground pepper was possibly the best thing I've eaten all summer (minus only being sat outside in a delightful piazza whilst consuming it!!).

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      puffin_26 RE: oonth Aug 11, 2009 10:58 AM

      Oonth - what is your recently discovered source of nduja? I know it can be found at Borough, but an online (or west london) source would be much appreciated. Thanks

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        oonth RE: puffin_26 Aug 11, 2009 03:08 PM

        I've bought nduja at Selfridge's Food Hall and seen it available at Giacobazzi which is my local Italian deli near Hampstead Heath overland station. It's something of a vogueish ingredient so I would expect more and more decent Italian delis to start carrying it.

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