Hunters was established in 1990, and has been owned since 2008 by us, Chris and Christine Garnett. We both come from Yorkshire farming families, and we are passionate about how and where food is produced.
Hunters has earned its reputation as a renowned deli, providing the very best local, British and continental artisan food.
Based in the picturesque market town of Helmsley in North Yorkshire, we stock an extensive range of fresh and store cupboard foods, and a wide selection of alcoholic and soft beverages, attracting customers from well beyond the region all keen to take advantage of the unusually wide range of products available.
Many of the products on offer are sourced from within the Yorkshire region (we estimate at least 70 per cent), and supporting local suppliers is a key part of our philosophy.
The ground floor of the store, which is on Helmsley’s busy Market Place, sells fresh produce, including pork and ham, but our home-cooked topside of beef, cooked rare, is what brings our customers back time and time again.
A wide choice of our favourite local, British and Continental cheeses compliments our fine wines.
Our delicatessen counter is filled with fresh produce and freshly made salads, olives and fine cured hams and salamis, savoury pastries, bacon, sausages, fresh made to order sandwiches and selected seafood.
We stock only the yummiest freshly made pies, pasties and tarts from a wonderful selection of award winning butchers and bakeries.
The upstairs is an ‘Aladdin’s Cave’ of jams, chutney, pickles, tea and coffee, spices, international delicacies, individual chocolates, unusual cookery ingredients, biscuits and cakes.
Products can be bought in store (open 8am to 5.30pm, seven days a week) or ordered via telephone for delivery across the UK.
In the unlikely event you can’t find what you are looking for, we are happy to order it in - and we love to offer advice and have a chat with fellow foodies, so feel free to grab us for a natter!
Every year we spend days scouring food fairs and events searching for the best new products available. So we feel confident our range of carefully selected artisan food and gifts make us the ideal place to stock up on perfect presents for Christmas and special occasions. We have a range of ready-to-go hampers, from Yorkshire goodies to Christmas specials, but we’re also happy to work with you to create a bespoke hamper which is entirely handpicked for the lucky recipient.
Speciality hampers and Hunters own brand products are available all year round via the website and can be delivered across the UK.