A Taste of Honey Delicatessen

A Taste of Honey Delicatessen

138 Burton Road
West Didsbury

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm || Saturday 9am - 5pm || Sunday CLOSED

A few words from Annalise, the owner of A Taste of Honey Delicatessen, West Didsbury...

My name is Annalise Carter and I am the proud new owner of this pint-sized delicatessen in West Didsbury, Manchester. My career in the hospitality industry started on a rainy night in October 2004. I’d just moved to Manchester from Stoke-on-Trent to begin a university degree and decided to rent a flat above “And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon”. I had a few friends visiting and on my quest for wine and snacks for my guests wandered into R & M Delicatessen. When paying for my deli haul I enquired about any part time positions that may be available, I was interviewed that same week. And, the rest as they say, is history...

I worked in that same building for nearly ten years, seeing it grow and develop through its many incarnations, from “The Deli on Burton Road” and more recently “Folk”. Whilst on this subject I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Justin Parkinson, the owner of “folk” and now a dear friend of mine. It is through his nurturing and guidance and sound advice that I am able to run my own business today.


At A Taste of Honey, you will find cheeses created by artisan cheese makers, using traditional methods of production. They have a wide range of cow, sheep, goat & buffalo milk cheeses from Europe. All he cheese is cut to order so the choice of how much or how little you require is yours. You are more than welcome to sample anything you see...

A wide range of meats are also available, all of which you can buy by the slice or pop into one of the sandwiches. Again, you are more than welcome to try before you buy!

The deli stocks an exciting range of olives and antipasto - juicy olives, harissa with rose petals and balsamic onion to name but a few. All are available to drizzle over sandwiches and are to take home by the spoonful, as well as good range of fresh fruit, vegetables and eggs.

All the bread is fresh baked daily and is provided by the award winning Barbakan delicatessen in Chorlton. The Barbakan range includes sundried tomato, whole meal, granary, sourdough, rye and many more. A very exciting edition to the artisan bread family is Trove bread, created in Levenshulme by husband and wife team Marcus & Katy. The deli receives a delivery each Saturday. Choose from sourdough, whole meal sourdough, spelt, 100% rye, molasses and seed or sample their weekly special loaf.



The deli stocks a selection of freshly baked cakes. Varieties change daily but they’ve always got something sweet to tempt you. They also bake anything you like to order. Please contact Annalise - annalise@atasteofhoney.com - with your enquiry and she’ll be happy to help.

Foodie Treats & Ingredients...

Annalise's passion lies in locally produced items. With the popularity of artisan markets rising in the North West week by week, there are so many fabulous producers on our doorstep, why travel further? Here are a few examples of new products :

Food by Saba Marina - Saba produces wonderful chutneys and cooking sauces here in Didsbury inspired by her own family recipes passed down the generations. Try her childhood tomato and ginger chutney, it’s to die for! As well as being homemade, its gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian & free from preservatives.

The Smokey Carter - a fabulous range of spices designed specifically for marinating meat, and fiery dipping sauces. Also made in Manchester, this is the prefect treat for any spicy meat loving BBQ enthusiast.

Local coffee - A Taste of Honey champions two local coffee roasters, Ancoats Coffee & Passion Fruit Coffee Roasters. They have regular deliveries from them to ensure ultimate freshness, and all retail coffees are available in ground or whole bean. Whether your eye is drawn to the descriptive tasting notes provided by Ancoats or the sleek understated packaging of Passion Fruit, you won’t be disappointed with the flavorsome contents.


Hampers are a great present for any occasion. If you’re looking for a special foodie gift, the deli has a wide range of packaging & hampers for you to choose from. Browse the shelves, select your items, pick your packaging and have your gift wrapped while you wait. Alternatively, call Annalise at the deli - 0161 434 5217 - and she'll make up something spectacular within your budget. If you would like your gift to be delivered just ask.

Platters & Cheeseboards...

If you’re entertaining guests or just fancy something scrummy for dinner why not try a bespoke platters? Each one is made individually to your specifications.


A Taste of Honey can cater for any occasion, from lunch meetings to formal occasions. Anything is possible. Please call into the deli or email your enquiry and Annalise can arrange a meeting to discuss your requirements.

Celebration Cheeses...

If you’re planning a special event, why not consider a cheese celebration cake? Each one is created individually, hand decorated and delivered to your event. You will be invited to a cheese tasting appointment at the deli where the team will help you choose the perfect cheese selection. Please call or email if you would like further details of this service.


Easy Deli - £2.55 on a poppyseed or brown roll/ £2.85 on ciabatta, bagel or granary baton

* Wiltshire roast ham and salad
* Cheddar cheese and salad
* Homemade humous and salad

Simple Deli - £2.85 on a poppyseed or brown roll/ £3.15 on ciabatta, bagel or granary baton

* Green pepper salami & salad
* Tuna & salad
* Homemade humous, kalamata black olives and salad

Special Deli - £3.55 on a poppy seed or brown roll/ £3.95 on ciabatta, bagel or granary baton

* Mrs Kirkham’s Lancashire cheese and your choice of chutney
* Mrs Appleby’s Cheshire cheese with ginger and apricot chutney
* Hand carved turkey, stuffing, cranberry and orange sauce with port
* Smoked salmon, cream cheese and capers
* Smoked ham and jarlsberg cheese
* Goats cheese & chilli jam
* French brie with cranberry, orange sauce with port
* Mexicana cheese with pineapple chutney
* Wiltshire roast ham and cambozola

Premium Deli - £3.95 on your choice of bread

* Green pepper salami, black bomber cheese
* Thomas Hoe red Leicester and farmhouse pickle
* Pastrami cream cheese and gherkin
* Mozzarella, sunblushed tomatoes and pesto
* Chorizo, goats cheese and chilli jam
* Brie de Meaux and Milano salami
* Smoked pork loin and spinach
* Iberico morcon and vignotte
* Parma ham, mozzarella and pesto
* Bacon, French brie and cranberry

Gourmet sandwiches - £4.50

* Compte and smoked ham
* Cecina (oak smoked beef) and manchego
* Parma ham and rosemary manchego

Salad boxes - eight varieties of salad are prepared fresh each day. Enjoy a meal sized selection for less than £5.00 with homemade humous.

A Taste of Honey Delicatessen in brief: delicatessen • local produce • deli counter • sandwiches • lunches • outside catering • homemade cakes • local produce • speciality cheeses and meats • homemade soups • wedding cheesecakes • party catering