A new healthy eating deli has opened in Waterlooville

A NEW healthy-eating delicatessen and restaurant has opened in Waterlooville.

Friday, 2nd August 2019, 4:13 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th August 2019, 6:45 pm
Jo Winter, centre, with from left, Mike Poynter, Peter Exton, Harry Thompson and Paul Smith, pictured outside Devilishy Good in Dukes Walk, Waterlooville. Picture: Chris Moorhouse (310719-06)

Devilishly Good, in Dukes Walk has just opened and it caters for all types of diets, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free.

It has its name because of the healthy food it offers, such as fillet steak, salad and their already famous mushrooms, as well as more naughty treats for those not on strict diets such as freshly-made pastries, gourmet doughnuts, sausage rolls, quiche and pork pies.

It also offers protein smoothies that can be fuelled by products from Waterlooville-based Time 4 Nutrition.

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It was opened last month by Havant mum Jo Winter and her partner Mike Poynter with the help of other small businesses in the area, such as The Garlic Farm, The Hampshire Real Bread Company, Southdowns Water and Luscombe juices.

The shop was fitted out in four weeks by Octagon - a building company in Waterlooville.

Jo had the idea for the shop 10 years ago but never found the right time to take the plunge in between being a mum and running her own business.

The 36-year-old - who previously ran a cleaning company for nine years - opened it because she and Mike were always struggling to find suitable places to eat out because of their strict gym diets.

She said: ‘I wanted to create an eatery and delicatessen whereby you can pretty much eat however you wish. My partner Mike is a bodybuilder and I am a huge gym fanatic and we get frustrated when we go out and are unable to eat the way our diets are.

‘Upon speaking with other people who are on similar high protein diets, or the more popular diets such as Slimming World and Weight Watchers it became known to me that my idea is very much called for.’

Devilishly Good offers eat-in and take-away options as well as delivery within the area and catering services for private functions.

They are currently looking to employ staff due to their successful start.