I am Andreas Kotsos the founder of Anna’s Delicacies. I have worked as a chef in many different countries, including Greece, UK, Slovakia, Austria and on river cruise ships around Europe. I have tried different cuisines/delicacies and i want to bring them to the great city of Edinburgh.
The story of Anna’s Delicacies began as an idea whilst I was working across Europe, experiencing the various flavours of the many countries I visited before finally settling in Edinburgh.
As I wanting to relive my experiences, I found that this was next to impossible: I was either receiving inconsistent offers or I would have to travel to different cities. Thus I realised that to find what I needed, I would need to open my own store: Anna’s Delicacies
Anna is a Latin form of the Greek: Ἄννα and the Hebrew name Hannah meaning "favour" or "grace" or "beautiful". It’s also a Hindu name and it’s meaning is "food" and "grace". Therefore, when speaking of Anna’s Delicacies, you could easily be referring to “favoured food” or something considered Delicious.
What are we offering?
We will offer specialities such as gateaux, individual chilled cakes, syrupy pastries, Greek style pies and ice cream alongside with coffee and a well stocked deli with ethnic and gourmet products aiming to bring the best quality and variety to Edinburgh from trusted suppliers.
What are we asking for?
We are looking for help to crowdfund the purchase of extended variety of products for our store in the Meadowbank area of Edinburgh..
We want to become the best delicatessen in Edinburgh. Bringing these incredible flavours to you in the form of cakes, ice cream, baked goods and other selections remains our passion and aspiration and we humbly thank you for any support that you can give in these times.
Our Funding Goals
- Our first goal is to reach £1,500
With that money we will be able to offer an extended variety of products from producers and importers in UK.
- Our stretch Goal £3,000
With your help we will be able to import deli products from Europe.
- Anything achieved in excess of our final goal will remain invested in the business so we will be able to hire extra staff to extend our opening hours.
THANK YOU for your support and if there are any questions, please feel free to ask.