Following Danielle’s excellent words, over on Edinburgh Foody, in praise of the Shore Deli, I made a note to get down for a visit, at the earliest opportunity. It helped with reducing my backlog of Leith places, too, so two birds, one stone, and all that.
On the site where Fleur’s Deli flourished for many years, the Shore Deli is just starting out on its journey. The layout of the place is much the same as before. The majority of their business is takeaway, but there are a few tables where you can linger, and peruse their nice selection of deli items, while snacking on their range of comestibles.
Their daily specials board looks like where the main action happens. I was almost drawn-in by talk of haggis kofta, but the pulled pork wrap was why I was visiting, so I just about managed to keep my eyes on the prize. As an indication of its popularity, the three people in front of me in the queue collectively ordered five of them, meaning the counter man was working double-time.
The counter team worked very well to meet this demand, with a really efficient process for getting things from cooker to wrap to grill to customer.
The pulled pork wraps come with a crunchy slaw, as standard, to which you can add things like pickles and jalapenos. I kept nodding, when questions were asked, so ended up with a nice array of whatnots to accompany the freshly warmed pork.
With the wrap toasted, I was soon on my way. The Shore is a good jaunt away from my city centre office, so I ate while I walked.
The wrap proved to be extremely tasty, with delicious pork, full of succulent goodness. It was up there with the lovely stuff I’d sampled at Meat Bar, in Glasgow, a couple of weeks ago, but just a shade below the Bespoke BBQ level of excellence.
So overall, I was well impressed with the Shore Deli. The word is clearly out about their pulled pork and it’s easy to see why it has established itself as a lunchtime favourite, already. I’d be happy to recommend it to you, and look forward to visiting again, to sample more treats from their specials board.
Blythe scores the Shore Deli
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for service
3.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 15/20
I ate: pulled pork wrap
I wore: blue suit
Total bill: £3.30