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Cassidys Delicatessen

9 High Street - Dunmow - Essex - CM6 1AB
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Cassidy’s Deli is situated in Great Dunmow High Street, north west Essex, on the A120 between Bishop's Stortford and Braintree.  This charming rural Town boasts a number of independent shops, restaurants and bars, as well as a number of local attractions.

The large Deli was established in April 2008 and offers an extensive selection of specialist and everyday goods; from fine oils, vinegars and dressings to various flours, beans, pulses and pasta, to superb cooking sauces, marinades and condiments, to a fantastic selection of coffee beans, ground coffee, specialist teas, biscuits and chocolate – lot’s of chocolate, in all it’s fabulous forms.

Moving begrudgingly away from the chocolate, what really stands out at Cassidy’s Deli is the excellent range of cheeses, goats milk products and the wide variety of freshly cooked, high quality produce that is on offer. The majority of the freshly made food is created and cooked on the premises by the owner Sarah, who trained at the renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School under the guidance of Darina Allen.

Sarah has become quite an expert at the art of bread making and bakes a variety of loaves to order, including, spelt, wholemeal, gluten free, and being of Irish origin, delicious soda bread, either plain, with currants, herbs, or even with chocolate.

As well as some excellent pies and pastries, home made delicious sweet or savoury tarts and a superb selection of cakes and slices, a daily choice of home made meals are available; utilising fresh, seasonal ingredients, a dash of hard work and nothing else.  You can pop in and pick up a portion for lunch, or go the whole hog and use the Deli’s ‘Fill Your Dish’ service; just bring one of your dishes into the Deli and have it filled with your choice of the healthy, hearty meals on offer, take it home and voila, you have a fast feast for 1, 2, 3, 4 or more - a great way to treat yourself to a night off, as well as diminishing the use of unnecessary packaging.

A catering service is also available for parties or functions.  The suggested Dinner Party sit down menus are available in the Deli and can be mixed and matched to suit your individual preferences, or larger buffet style dishes can be prepared to order.

Our Summary
A large Delicatessen based in the heart of Great Dunmow providing an extensive range of fresh, dried and frozen deli produce and specialist ingredients.  The real showstopper is the superb selection of home made freshly cooked produce, including delicious sweet or savoury tarts, pies, pastries, quality dishes that are ready to eat, and spelt, wholemeal, gluten free and soda bread baked fresh on the premises to order.  The Deli provides a ‘Fill Your Dish Service’ allowing you to bring your own dish from home and fill it with as many portions as required of freshly cooked wholesome repasts.  An excellent catering service is available to.

Fact File
9am to 5pm
Specialist Meats & Deli Goods
Good Variety of International Cheeses
Freshly Baked Pies, Tarts, Pastries
& Cakes.
Fresh or Frozen Home Made Meals
Freshly Baked Bread to Order
Variety of Pates
Fresh Fruit & Vegetables
Marinated Olives & Specialist Foods
Goats Milk, Goats Cheese, Ice Cream
& Butter
Chutneys, Relishes & Dressings
Jams, Honey & Preserves
Vinegars, Oils, Marinades & Sauces
Authentic Egg or Wheat Pasta's
Excellent Range of Specialist Teas
& Coffees
Hand Made Ice-Cream
Specialist Flours
Luxury Chocolates
Herbs, Spices & World Foods
Selection of Wines & Champagne
Selection of Locally Pressed Juices
Major Credit Cards Accepted? Yes.
Fill Your Dish Service:

Bring in one of your dishes from home and have it filled with as many portions required of the freshly cooked healthy, hearty meals on offer.


Dinner Party & Function Catering available and a number of suggested 3 course menus or large dishes can be selected or created to suit your requirements.

Hampers & Gifts:
A variety of Hampers are available to suit every occasion and budget. There are a number of suggested hampers to choose from, or select your own contents from the fine range of specialist local delicacies for that personal touch. The Hampers and Gift Boxes come beautifully presented and can be delivered on request.
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Product Range: 5/5     Service: 5/5     Produce: 5/5
Walking into this shop is like walking into a foodie heaven! There is so much choice and the friendly staff are on hand to advise and help you. The owner is so enthuastic about the place it really is a delight to shop there. I love the homecooked foods and I love the fact I pretend I made them to my friends and family!
Product Range: 5/5     Service: 5/5     Produce: 5/5
A bit of advice, when you enter this shop, go talk to the owner. She’ll make you remember what it’s like to be excited about food again. You’ll find yourself tasting the treats that have just come from the ovens or itching to go home and try a suggested recipe. This is service of a quality that is almost extinct in the world today and it should be treasured whenever you find it.