With Michelin-starred chef Shaun Rankin picking the produce, it’s no surprise Jersey’s Don Street Deli is so popular on the island. Inside, counters are piled high with tip-top products and the blazing wood-fired oven fills the room with terrific aromas. Grab a stool by the huge window and make sure you take a flatbread from the oven that is layered with Parma ham, goat’s cheese and a good dollop of pesto.
One of Rankin’s main aims has always been to source and stock products that were once hard to find on this small isle. His favourites when we visit include sea salt caramel biscuits from Yorkshire’s
Cartwright & Butler, aged balsamic vinegars and extra virgin olive oils from Giuseppe’s in Modena and whole sides of Pata Negra Ibérico ham from Spain. As for local produce, the Scotch eggs and sausage rolls from Me and the Farmer’s rare-breed pigs are of unimpeachable quality.
All the breads and pastries are made on site by Rankin’s brigade of chefs, meaning the diverse range – from date and walnut loaf to rosemary focaccia – is always fresh. We wholeheartedly recommend the breakfast croissant: packed to the gunnels with thick-cut ham and Beaufort cheese and baked in the oven.
This article was published on 16th March 2017 so certain details may not be up to date.