And it’s a very welcome one at that. Breaking the thread of bars, bars and more bars opening in the popular Manchester neighbourhood, Lily’s Deli brings a fresh dose of culture to Ancoats, marking its second deli opening in just two years.
Following success with its restaurant in Ashton and first deli in Chorlton, Lily’s Deli will offer a delicious array of both sweet and savoury items, including Indian sweets, onion bhajis, samosas and chats, alongside over 100 spices and shelves full of rice, sauces, chutneys, teas, pastes and so much more. It’s an absolute haven for Asian food lovers, stocking everything you’d need to create fresh, authentic Indian cuisine from your own kitchen.
The Deli will also make for the perfect lunch spot, with limited seating inside where guests can enjoy a cup of tea alongside daily-changing curries.
The business has been a community favourite for decades now, first opening as a sweet shop back in 1972, before branching out into savoury dishes and becoming the beloved vegetarian Indian restaurant that it’s known as today.
Keeping in theme with its heritage, Lily’s Deli will also serve an ever-changing menu of South Indian curries and snacks, including their own take on a cheese toastie – stuffed with potatoes and chutney for a delicious bomb of flavour.
Lily’s Deli is open now, and you can find it on Henry Street, Ancoats.