Meet Our Stockist - Arcadia Delicatessen

Let us introduce you to Mark Brown, Arcadia Delicatessen, Lisburn Road, Belfast

Tell us a bit about your business

Arcadia Delicatessen has been a fixture on Belfast's Lisburn Road since 1933. The business has been in the hands of the Brown family for three generations and this award winning business is an Aladdins cave for foodies specialising in cheese, charcuterie and olives. Arcadia gourmet food hampers are a much sought after gift for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas and all occasions.

What/Who inspires you and why?

I am inspired by all those individuals who have such passion for their products that they set up and create small artisan businesses and work extremely hard to get their product to market. I know how hard it is to succeed at this but passion for the food drives us all on.

What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?

I'm not sure who said it but I was once told ' If you love what you do you will never have to work again'. I have many friends who have corporate jobs that probably pay more than my job but they hate going to work everyday. I love my job , everyday is different and I know that many envy my situation. Love what you do as life is too short to waste it doing something that you don't enjoy.

What's the no 1 goal you plan on accomplishing in 2016?

It's pretty much the same as I have very year - Keep the shop at the forefront of independent food retail in Northern Ireland and retain Arcadia's unique offering, support local artisan food producers and most of all enjoy serving our diverse customer base!

As a stockist for Squeeze Wheatgrass Ready To Drink Shots , why do you think it is important to support local producers? 

We have been longtime supporters of the #shoplocal message. By supporting local food producers we are backing a whole industry of food growers & creators as well as design creatives, packaging designers & suppliers. Money stays within the local economy and customers feel good knowing the provenance of the food and supporting the local economy. Our local products are also fantastic quality, not something to underestimate!

Find Us At :

ARCADIA DELICATESSEN | 378 Lisburn Road Belfast Co.Antrim BT9 6GL

T 028 90 381779 | E info@arcadiadeli.co.uk | W www.arcadiadeli.co.uk

OFM Best UK Independent Food Store Runner Up 2013/2014/2015

Olives et Al/ Guild of Fine Food Top 10 UK Delicatessen

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