The Independent

"Food-lovers shouldn't miss the iconic Sawers Deli near Donegall Square. Established in 1897, this true food emporium boasts floor-to-ceiling offerings of every conceivable spice blend and exotic game meat (rattlesnake anyone?) alongside local heroes such as Broighter Gold Rapeseed Oil, Young Buck raw blue cheese and the superlative Abernathy Smoked Butter."

Aoife Carrigy


Sunday Mail

“Sawers is the sort of place every city needs. Founded in 1897, wonderful produce spills from every shelf, from Thai curry pastes to all manner of local meats and cheeses. But this is also the only place you can buy the incredible smoked eels from Lough Neagh. Silken, lightly smoky and packed with flavour, they’re some of the best I’ve tasted ”

tom parker bowles


Belfast Telegraph

“If you fancy lunch with a difference, head over to the fountain centre & get a taste for the exotic at this truly fabulous food bazaar”

Joris Minne




New York Times

“Open since 1897, this sprawling deli calls itself as “an Aladdin’s cave of culinary delights,” and the description is more than fitting. Shoppers will be bombarded by epicurean treasures from around the world, including smoked meats, teas and coffees, spreads, oils, cakes and more. Be sure to check out the products under the deli’s own label, especially the chutneys and jams — the sweet chili jam, made with habanero peppers, is a bestseller.”

Shivani Vora


Belfast Telegraph

“Belfast's oldest Deli is known for its wide range of food options, from Italian melts to their signature 'Belfast Buster'.

With bagels, wraps, and a selection of fillings from all over the world also available, you really are spoilt for choice.”

Belfast Telegraph