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Delish on 5th

Apr 18, 2019 11:20PM ● By Nora Mounce
The thousands of members of the Humboldt Foodies Facebook group were abuzz with excitement when signs for a new deli and kitchen shop appeared at the busy corner of 5th and F in Eureka. Too many years had passed since the community’s last proper cooking store shuttered its doors. If the people demanded a selection of culinary decor, cookbooks, rare ingredients, and premium cookware, executive chef Christine Silver would be the one to deliver. Finishing salts! Pomegranate molasses! Imported cheeses! Cast-iron cookware! Delish on 5th, a modern deli and kitchen store, has arrived.

Delish, which opened last winter, is Silver’s third Humboldt eatery, joining 6th & E and the Humboldt Soup Company in Eureka. A passionate chef with 30 years of experience, Silver still loves to cook at home. She created Delish on 5th, her first endeavor into retail, “to bring quality items that I like to use myself to the consumer.”

Popping into Delish, home chefs and foodies can peruse the growing retail section that includes Staub cast-iron cookware made in France, Zwilling’s line of pro cooking tools from Germany, and a wide range of imported beer. Those with an appetite can head straight to the deli for grab-and-go items like pastry chef Luis Lujan’s chocolate almond pear danish or made-to-order panini sandwiches like the French sub featuring ham, Gruyere cheese, quince paste, and arugula on a baguette ($9). Serious foodie or not, you’ll find the offerings at Delish on 5th getting more plentiful (and delicious!) every day.