Friday 5 June 2015

The Most Stylish Deli in Dublin: Industry

industry deli dublin

I spend so much time between South William Street and Drury Street that Mr. FFID calls it the 'FFID quarter', it's my favourite part of Dublin! I have been going to Kaph for matcha lattes quite regularly over the last few weeks and could see that the beautiful design shop Industry was about to open a deli. Also, a food stylist and chef who I know, Johan was involved and I could see some of the sneak peaks on Instagram before it opened.

industry deli dublin

It opened this week and I was really excited to pay a visit. As you would expect from a design shop it's beautifully decorated: gorgeous Moroccan floor tiles, beautiful wood on the wall and a sink I'd like to bring home with me. It's mostly a take-away as they only have 3 seats by the window and a bench outside. I was about to embarrass myself by sitting at one of the display tables in the design shop, don't do that! 

industry deli dublin

But is it style over substance? No, the food is top quality. At the moment it's a selection of salads all freshly prepared and far from boring. I'd say the salad counter is strongly Ottolenghi inspired and prices are reasonable with a regular salad for €6.50, a large one for €9.50 and a soup with bread for only a fiver. 

industry deli dublin salad counter

They also have homemade scones and cakes from Wildflour Bakery and serve bircher muesli for breakfast in the morning. 

industry deli wild flour bakery cakes

Beverage wise they serve Roasted Brown coffee and Wall and Keogh teas. I have to admit I was not really under cover as I knew the lovely barista Susie.

industry deli dublin wall and keogh tea

Mr. FFID and I had a lunch date there and both went for a regular portion of salads. I loved the chargrilled cauliflower with golden raisins, coriander, lemon zest and toasted hazelnuts. The black lentil, carrot ribbons and herb salad was also delicious. I also had the sweet potato salad with chill and lemon (I think) yogurt dressing, a winner too. Mr. FFID went for different ones, including a lovely refreshing cucumber and dill salad. They will also serve 'proteins' in the future, which means you will be able to add meat or fish to your salads.

salads deli counter dublin
industry salad counter, deli dublin, drury street

It's only new but Industry deli ticks all the boxes for me: great interior, friendly staff and good food. I may have found a new favourite city centre lunch spot.

Industry Deli
41 a/b Drury Street


This is an independent review, I paid for my meal.