Whites Deli is my favourite new addition to Headingley, I say new but really it’s been open around 6 months or so. It’s a deceptively large space once you’re inside, there’s loads of seating (though it always seems to be busy) and a big old counter you can sit at if you’ve not managed to grab a table. The menu is a mix of deli sandwiches, salads, soups and cheese & meat planks. Plus there’s an absolutely awesome selection of cakes including some gluten free ones, I can highly recommend the GF Reese’s cake!
Yesterday I dropped in for lunch after some pottering in Headingley when the bestie was visiting. In a bid to be healthy I ordered Smashed Avocado on Toast (£3.95) with a Smoothie (priced around £3 and was apple, kale, ginger and spinach I think). Service was speedy, and we were served with 5 or 10 mins of placing our order.
The smoothie was delicious; fresh, zingy and smugly healthy. The avocado on toast, even better. I’m a big avocado fan so it was always going to go down well. Mashed avocado, slices of avocado and tomatoes (different colours – so pretty!) sit on top of sourdough toast with a healthy splash of balsamic – perfection. Just the right amount to feel full but not sluggish and a steal at under 4 quid!
I’ve popped in here for lunch a few times now (along with a hungover breakfast takeaway after the last work do) and the food has always been great. I spied that they’ve also started to open in the evening with cocktails, live music and even a weekly quiz so I’ll have to pop down. Definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area and a very welcome addition to Headingley!