Award-winning bar and restaurant Lunya’s superb deli is a feast for the senses, filled to the brim with gorgeous Spanish and Catalan products. There’s everything from chorizo to manchego, gin to olive oil, and boquerones to jamon on offer to take home.
Owners Peter and Elaine Kinsella travel to Catalunya and Spain throughout the year to meet with suppliers and bring the very best seasonal produce back to their delis in Manchester and Liverpool.
Many of these products you won’t find anywhere else in the UK, making Lunya a veritable haven for food lovers across the country. All products are available to buy in-store at their sites in Manchester and Liverpool or via their online shop.
Laying claim to the largest collection of Spanish products outside of Spain, we decided it was best to ask Peter and Elaine to select a few of their seasonal favourites for us to get us started.
Azada Olive Oil
This speciality oil is purely made from 100% Arbequina olives and, as opposed to infused oils, it is crushed and pressed together with coffee beans. This means you get an incredible flavour and all the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants found in coffee beans and olives. A show-stopping addition to summer salads!
Lunya Chorizo – Chorizo Parilla Picante (cooking) 400g, £5.80
Made to Lunya’s very own recipe by a butcher in La Rioja. Pack of six spicy cooking chorizo, very lightly cured; lean cuts of belly pork and shoulder, flavoured with smoked paprika and garlic, this cooking chorizo oozes out the most fantastic juices to flavour any dish. This is perect on the BBQ.
Nardin Cold Smoked Anchovy
Cold smoked plump Cantabrian anchovies – heaven on a plate! From Nardin of Zumaia in the Basque Country, these are gently smoked (in a similar way to salmon), giving soft plump flesh and a sweet, smoky flavour. These are quite possibly the best fish product ever according to Peter and Elaine! Amp up the summer sophistication on your al fresco dining table this July with a plate of these – simply put on a plate, produce of this quality needs no preparation or additions.
150g Tin, £2.95
A tin of Perello giant Andalucian Gordal olives, cured in a spicy brine with Guindilla chillies. These are firm, fleshy, juicy and with a lovely gentle spicy kick. Olives can’t get better than this – enjoy with a glass of chilled white wine in the sunshine.
Saula Iced Coffee Espresso
The Iced version of the cafe con leche served in Lunya, from Barcelona and the world’s best coffee, Saula. Ready to drink and perfect for a caffeine hit in the heat!
Head into the Lunya Deli inside Barton Arcade, or pop over to Lunya’s online shop, to peruse their full selection of delicacies.