The story of Hunters

For over 30 years, Hunters has been at the forefront of providing the very best quality food and drink in North Yorkshire.

Both from farming families, we are a husband and wife team who value quality and provenance, and are passionate about sharing this with our customers.

As well as providing a wide selection of Yorkshire produce, supporting local suppliers and other regional businesses, we scour the globe to find products we love to share with our customers. Our friendly team is always on hand to offer suggestions and advice if needed.

The Deli

Based in a historic and quirky Grade II listed building on Helmsley’s pretty Market Place, the store is a treasure trove full of fresh and store cupboard foods, home cooked meats, cheeses, alcoholic and soft beverages. Famous for our deep filled sandwiches and salads all made to order, a visit is a must.

To help people who love good food find what they are looking for we offer a range of interesting and popular products online.


Our aim is to be the best deli in Yorkshire – and we feel very lucky to have won a few awards that have told us we’re exactly that. As well as winning the title of Britain’s Best Small Shop, (which was something we never even dared dream of!) we’re title-holders for the Best Independent Retailer (North) at the Great British Food Awards, and have previously won or been shortlisted at the Yorkshire Post Rural Awards, Farm Shop and Deli Awards, Flavours of Herriot Country Awards, Food and Travel Magazine Awards and the Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards.

About Helmsley

Helmsley is set at the edge of the North York Moors National Park. It’s like something from a picture postcard and we feel very lucky to be based here!

Whether you’re visiting for just a day or staying a while, Helmsley has something for everyone. There is a castle, a stunning walled garden, open air swimming pool, the National Centre for Birds of Prey and miles of beautiful walking and cycling for you to explore. That’s without mentioning the dozens of independent shops (you won’t find many high street stores here), and the unbeatable cafes, pubs, breweries and restaurants. And of course there’s us!

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