The taste of Spain at your home

THE BOSS

a food lover

Pablo and Karen are the founders of Las delicias, but Pablo is the one that takes care of the daily routine at the shop. He is the manager, the bookkeeper, the web designer, the cleaner, the marketer, the new products researcher, the sales assistant… What he loves the most of his job is that he actually needs to taste hundreds of products in order to find the most delicious ones. Look around the till point! He usually has some samples to offer to the customers.

Our story

why are we doing this

As Spaniards, we are used to cook every day and share our food with our family. It´s a great surprise to many Mediterranean migrants when we realize that in the UK there are lots of homes where people barely cooks.

Mankind has been gathering around a bonfire to cook and share their feelings and thoughts for thousands of years, but on the age of premade meals, take away and Deliveroo we are losing the ability to stay in touch not only with our foods but also with the people that are dear to us. 

We want to bring you our selected range of foods from Spain to offer you tastes and ingredients that stimulate your imagination and make you reconnect with the joy of cooking, take care of yourself, and share something special with your loved ones every day. Whether you have been to Spain and want to recall the taste of happy days, or you are looking for new flavours, we think our foods can help you to reconnect with your own body and with your loved ones.

From the FIELD

Olive Oil

Extra virgin olive oil in different varieties, presentations and qualities to fit all the needs and tastes. Perfect for yourself, or as an elegant present that they will love.

Vinegars

A wide range of vinegar: sherry and balsamic vinegar and glazes. From the luxury vinegar “El Majuelo” to our 20-year-old and 4-year-old vinegar, or the traditional Spanish red wine vinegar.

Olives and pickled vegetables

How do you like olives? We have them pitted, marinated, stuffed, green olives, black olives and queen olives (gordal). Fancy something different? Try our baby gherkins, cappers, pickled onions, or even sweet and spicy piparras from the Basque Country and altramuces from Seville and Cordoba.

land and sea

Tinned seafood

Choose between our luxury range of finest conserves, or some of the most popular tinned seafood preparations in Spanish homes, including the famous salted cod.

Charcuterie

 Cured iberico and serrano ham, and other sliced fine meats. You can also can find a delicate selection of cold meats, like sobrasa from Mallorca, fuet, asturian chorizo, cecina, salted panceta.

Spanish cheeses

From the soft and fresh Burgos cheese to the aclamated manchego, you can travel around the Spanish cheese flavours from all around the country: Mahon from Mallorca, basque Idiazabal, Valdeon blue cheese and blue cheese cream, tetilla cheese form Galicia or the unrivalled cheese in olive oil.

Tinned seafood

Your choose between our luxury range of finest conserves, or some of the most popular tinned seafood preparations at the Spanish homes.

Charcuterie

 Cured iberico and serrano ham, and other sliced fine meats. You can also can find a delicate selection of cold meats, like sobrasa from Mallorca, fuet, asturian chorizo, cecina, salted panceta.

Spanish cheeses

From the soft and fresh Burgos cheese to the acclaimed manchego, you can travel around the Spanish cheese flavours from all around the country: Mahon from Mallorca, basque Idiazabal, Valdeon blue cheese and blue cheese cream, tetilla cheese form Galicia or the unrivalled cheese in olive oil.

land and sea

OTHER SPANISH SPECIALITIES

Saffron, truffles and more

The jewels of the Spanish gourmet ingredients: black summer truffles, saffron, smoked paprika, and ready made spice mixes for paella and pinchos.

Tinned vegetables

Fire roasted piquillo peppers with different stuffings, or ready to be stuffed with your favourite ingredients at home, giant white asparagus, artichoke hearts in water or olive oil…

Rice, pasta and pulses

Bring your paella to the next level with bomba rice, make it super easy with vaporized rice or just go for the traditional redondo rice. We also have all you need to make a proper Asturian fabada, and canelones pasta sheets, Spanish soup noodles and gluten-free soup noodles.

Sweet or savoUry

Crisps and savoury snacks

Enjoy our crunchy pork scratchings or the delicious artisan olive oil crisps from Soria, or have a taste of the popular triskis, ham crisps, fritos, gusanitos…

Nuts

 Taste the addictive salted sunflower seeds (pipas), or any other of the Spanish nuts, like the kikos (fried corn), fried broad beans, roasted almonds, or a nuts coctail to have them all.

Sweets

Have a fig and almond bar as a healthy snack (free of preservatives), treat yourself with the thick dipping hot chocolate, the colacao, or the refreshing horchata. Be tempted by the traditional olive oil tortas or abandon yourself to the seduction of our finest range of cookies.

Crisps and savoury snacks

Enjoy our crunchy pork scratchings or the delicious artisan olive oil crisps from Soria, or have a taste of the popular triskis, ham crisps, fritos, gusanitos…

Nuts and seeds

Taste the addictive salted sunflower seeds (pipas), or any other of the Spanish nuts, like the kikos (fried corn), fried broad beans, roasted almonds, or a nuts coctail to have them all.

Sweets

Have a fig and almond bar as a healthy snack (free of preservatives), treat yourself with the thick dipping hot chocolate, the colacao, or the refreshing horchata. Be tempted by the traditional olive oil tortas or abandon yourself to the seduction of our finest range of cookies.

Sweet or savoUry

Find the answer to the most frequent questions and learn everything about our shipping terms and conditions.

As important as offering delicious and nutritive Spanish foods is to deliver them on a way that is fair, fast, safe for the foods, and that fits in your lifestyle. Here you can find all the information about our services on a languaje for human beings.

Do you ship internationally? How much are the shipping costs?

We ship to most of the EU/EEA countries. Your shipping costs will depend on the country of destination, weight and VAT liability, which means I can't tell you in advance how much will they be. However, the final shipping cost will be displayed for you on the website at the checkout.

Do you ship to the United States?

We can't ship foods outside the EU. Due to health and hygiene rules on foods, the most probable outcome is that your parcel does not get through the custom.

When can I expect to receive my order?

The cutting time to ship your order on the same day is 01:00pm. Any order made after that time will be shipped on the next working day. If you selected 'expedited' or 'next working day' delivery, please be aware that it it should be with you the next working day after the parcel was shipped. Otherwise, it takes 2 or 3 working days. We don't deal or ship orders out of our working hours. Saturday is not a working day. International orders take longer.

We don't have any control about what happens after the order is shipped. The delivery time is an aim and not a promise that we can guarantee. Please, understand that sometimes there are delays, mistakes, and every kind of accidents while the parcel is on transit. If something wrong happens, we will be very happy to help you, and we will take any steps needed to make your parcel reach you, including claims, phone calls to the courier, shipping the parcel again or refunding your money if the parcel gets definitely lost. But still, the best way to make you sure that you will have your order on time is to make it with plenty of time in advance.

Is there any compensation if my order is delivered late?

If we did not manage to ship your order on time, or if we selected the wrong shipping service, we will refund 50% of the shipping costs.

We can´t offer any compensation when the delay is beyond control, or it if has been caused by the addressee. This can be anything from weather disruptions to the postman unable to access to your property because a dog is barking on the fence.

When the delay is caused by the courier, we will offer you compensation in line with our courier's compensations policies. At the moment, we ship our orders with Royal Mail and DPD only. You can find their compensation policies here:

What happens if my parcel gets lost or damaged?

If your parcel gets lost, we will send you a new one, or issue a full refund, depending on your preferences and our ability to fulfil a new delivery.

We pack our parcels very carefully, but foods are fragile and some times they get damaged in transit. If the contents on your order get totally or partially damaged, we will ship a replacement or issue a full or partial refund.

Why can´t I order certain products?

At the moment, we don´t ship any product that needs to stay in the fridge or freezer. We can´t ship home-made foods either. And we don´t sell alcohol on the website.

Selling alcohol online is not included in our license, and we decided that it was a bit scary to provide a way for children to purchase alcohol without having to show up an ID. The technical means to prevent this are still very easy to avoid by any smart kid.

Shipping frozen or home-made products is just physically impossible. They will never reach you in good condition. But on the positive side, this gives you one more reason to come and visit Edinburgh, as our shop is there!

Currently, we are testing the possibilities to ship refrigerated products, but we are still not very sure if this is going to work. If you are really interested in getting a refrigerated product shipped to you, please, drop us an email.

Please, please, please... don´t place any unshippable order as 'collect in store (EDINBURGH)' if you don't plan to actually come to Edinburgh to pick it up. If you do so, then we will have to reimburse your order, and the payments gateway keeps part of their commission. Believe me, we need that money more than PayPal/Credit Card companies do. No matter if your order is worth £10 or £200, it's just impossible for us to ship those products.

 

Could you give me a better price or free shipping costs if I order in bulk?

At Las Delicias, we are retailers only. And we are a very small company. In order to offer a reasonable price for all our customers, we keep our margins very low. Our regular prices usually are the best price we can offer! But have a look at our sale section. You will find nice Spanish foods at a reduced price!

If you are a business looking for wholesale prices, perhaps you would prefer to get in touch with our providers.

 

 

I don´t like shipping costs. Why do I have to pay so much?

We totally understand that you don´t like shipping costs. We don´t like them either! However, our couriers insist on charging us every single time we ship a parcel. We also need to pay for boxes and envelopes (despite we try to reuse any box that falls in our hands!). This is why we need to charge you the shipping costs.

I´m going to tell you a little secret: there is not such a thing as 'free shipping'. When free shipping is offered, the price is always built in each item you purchase. When we sell in other platforms, like Amazon, sometimes we are forced to build the shipping costs in the item price in order to offer 'free shipping'. As a result, those customers that buy multiple units end up paying multiple shipping costs. But in our own platform, we feel more comfortable charging you only the price that we are charged by our couriers.

Your shipping costs will depend on the weight and VAT liability. Orders shipped to the Channel Islands or outside the UK might face higher shipping costs as well.

 

How can I order at Las Delicias?

You can place an order at any time on this website, or visit our brick-and-mortar shop in Edinburgh during our opening times. Our address is 47 Great Junction Street, EH6 5HX, and our opening times are Monday to Friday 10:00-18:00, and Saturday 09:30-17:00. You can also place an order by email, but it's going to be a bit more difficult than on the website.

We can't take orders over the phone, but you can give us a call to make any question. Our telephone number is 07742203460. Please notice that we are a small shop and we don't have dedicated staff to attend calls. Sometimes, we might not be able to answer your call.

To ensure that the foods reach you in perfect condition, we can not despatch orders containing frozen, refrigerated or home-made foods. Those products that can not be shipped have a notice on the product file. If you place one of those products on your shopping cart, you will find that you can only select "Collect in our store LOCATED EDINBURGH" as a shipping option. Our Edinburgh customers living within the postcodes EH1 to EH16 can also choose "Home delivery" to get those products. Please, please, please, don't select "collect in store" if you are not coming to Edinburgh, only to try to get those products that we can not ship. We will have to cancel your order and it will make everybody very sad.

We don't sell alcohol online, by email or over the phone, and we don't ship alcohol.

How do I pay for my order?

In the store, we accept cash, bank cards - including American Express - and contactless devices.

When ordering online, you can pay by PayPal or using a bank card. We also have an option to pay in cash for those customers who will collect their order in our store. You can not pay your order in cash to the courier, because we ship our orders through other companies. Please, do not select cash if you want your order to be shipped to you. However, if you did it is not a big problem: we will email you an invoice to pay your order by PayPal or using a bank card. We will not dispatch any unpaid order.

When selecting 'cash' as a payment method, we will keep your order for 7 days. After that time, we will cancel the order. Sometimes, if you are ordering a very specific product or a costly home-made food, we might ask for a deposit or for the payment to be made in full.

We can not take payments over the phone, sorry.

PEOPLE LOVE OUR SHOP

see what they say

Best Spanish food shop in Leith 🙂 Great variety of products of very good quality and nice approachable staff.

Cristina Roswell

I was lucky enough to go to an olive tasting evening here last week and try some of the products available. I love the choice and the shop’s name is perfect because everything is delicious and the owner’s friendly and helpful attitude is always very welcoming.

Roisin O’Shea

Just popped in to see if i could find some ingredients from a meal we had in town. Wasn’t disappointed, Pablo was really helpful and helped me pick some sobrasada. Basque country smoked cheeses looked good too. Definitely recommend a visit.

James Brooks

Just popped in for a nosey and left with a bottle of Olive Oil, a wee bottle of sherry vinegar reserve and an apricot and almond nutritional energy bar. Poured some of the olive oil and a few drops of the sherry vinegar reserve on my organic 7 seeded rye bread from Breadshare just round the corner in Jane street. Excellent combination. I highly recommend this shop. Products from small family farms in Andalusia grown and harvested the way they are supposed to be without chemicals. Conversing with the owner brought memories back from my visits to this region of Spain.

Lailo Kenify

I received some products as gift and I couldn’t have been happier! So good it’s addicting!!! I will go for sure to refill my fridge with Spanish food from this shop!

Marina Turco

Lovely little shop with a good selection of foods and drinks that look good and taste good too. Friendly approachable staff. Would shop again.

Jack Forrest

you can find us
you can find us

47 Great Junction Street.

EH6 5HX. Edinburgh. 

Opening times:

Monday to Friday – 10:00 to 18:00

Saturday – 9:30 to 17:00

contact us
contact us

email us: gourmet@lasdelicias.co.uk
give us a call: 07742 203460

This website is owned and operated by Las delicias Ltd, 47 Great Junction Street, Edinburgh. EH6 5HX. Registered in Scotland, Company No. SC557999.

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This website is owned and operated by Las Delicias Ltd, 47 Great Junction Street, EH6 5HX, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Company No. SC557999 , VAT Reg. No. GB 293674363.

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