Northern Ireland’s oldest deli has pledged to focus on local artisan food producers
Sawers, in Belfast, was established in 1897, and since moving to bigger premises it has expanded its cheese and charcuterie selections, as well as updating its fresh fish counter.
The staff hope to stock as many local producers as possible and are especially interested in offering products from the 46 companies which gained almost 200 gold stars in this year's Great Taste Awards.
Kieran Sloan, owner of Sawers, said, “Business is booming because of changing eating habits here. More people than ever are looking for different taste experiences and keen to support local food. In addition, we’ve seen rapid growth in artisan producers in Northern Ireland.
“We intend to showcase the best that we have in Northern Ireland with quality food from overseas. We’ve some marvellous and very innovative food and drink being produced now in the country,” he added.