Maiyango Kitchen Deli

September 6, 2011

By and large, Leicester city centre has struggled to support a really good deli.   Stones in St Martin’s prospered for a while, there’s the market and a couple of Polish enterprises and the revamped Rutland and Derby is an innovative response, but mostly delis survive out in the suburbs and in farmshops. So it’s great to see Maiyango extend their succesful brand with the launch of a Kitchen Deli on 1 October.

Located on Highcross Street round the corner from their restaurant and below their hotel, it promises fresh bread baked with locally produced flour, pastries, petit fours, pasta,  chutneys, pickles, cordials, spice blends and sauces. Much of it will be made in their own kitchens, using local produce and they will be running a veg exchange scheme to encourage local small-scale growers to swap their produce for Maiyango goodies. It will also offer the chance to eat in and to have stuff delivered locally by bike.

I’ve admired owner Aatin Anadkat’s commitment to Leicester and enjoyed Maiyango’s food both at the restaurant and at catered events and am confident this will be a real boon to the city.

Another quick note – the lovely Belgrave Hall Good Food Fair takes place on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September. Lots of local suppliers of good food in a charming setting from 11am to 4pm. I’ll be there Sunday.

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3 Responses to “Maiyango Kitchen Deli”

  1. About time too! This is great news and I hope it prospers. Decent bread is hard to come by in Leicester (outside of the farmers market).

    I notice you mention Polish places. Any one in particular you’d recommend. I sometimes get bread and meat from the one in the indoor market, but otherwise I’m a bit belwildered. Theere’s a good one in Melton, too.

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    • riponia said

      There’s a good one called – I think – Life with Taste on Northampton Street (the first short road that runs between Charles Street and Granby Street as you go from the London Road end). I’ve had some excellent pierogi there. There’s a couple at the top end of Narborough Road (next to the blown up ex-Kebab place!) and at 48 Hinckley Road (“Polish Taste”) but they are a bit off my route.

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