York deli launches ‘posh picnics’ – Here’s how you can get yours!
A York deli has recently launched a range of picnics for both the corporate and consumer markets.
Henshelwoods Delicatessen was taken over by Stephen Dudley in September 2020.
The move comes on the back of a steep rise in the number of organisations requesting individual food boxes for business lunches and virtual meetings as well as local people and tourists seeking tasty treats for outdoor activities.
Stephen Dudley explains: “It certainly feels like the pandemic has altered the landscape for corporate hospitality irrevocably.
Despite restrictions easing and work places on the verge of tentatively welcoming staff back, I believe the days of sharing platters of sandwiches, cake and fruit and bowls of crisps for business lunches are unlikely for the foreseeable future.”
Each individual picnic is packed full of tasty treats that are handpicked from some of Yorkshire’s finest food and beverage suppliers.
They retail at between £15 and £18 per person and include options such as Henshelwoods Lux Picnic, Cheese Ploughman’s, Traditional, Country Pate, Vegetarian, English, Italian, Antipasto and Mediterranean.
A selection of optional extras are available such as alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, rocket and parmesan salad, wooden cutlery and napkins.
The deli remained open during lockdown and adapted in order to survive. They have previously launched a range of limited edition hampers for special occasions, and started serving freshly brewed tea and coffee and handmade cakes for passers-by.
And now posh picnics.
Stephen added: “Purchasing a business in the middle of a pandemic was incredibly risky but, thanks to our dedicated staff and loyal customer base, we’ve battled through and are optimistic about the future.”
To order your picnic, please visit the Henshelwoods Deli website.