About us


Located in what used to be “Crossainten” which has been serving croissants, coffee and sandwiches for ages, we thought it was about time the old beauty got a makeover, so we began renovating the old shop.

We kept the old green tiles that we fell in love with, the small takeaway windows and kept the same green on the awning.
But what to do besides renovating, the name and what we thought the shop has become, was close yet so far away, still doing croissant but focusing on sandwiches, we thought it was time for a new beginning, but what to do.

Story so far

We were looking for something to eat for lunch, and were talking about sandwiches, and were talking about different ones that we tried, longing for sandwiches from the deli’s you see in the states, so we thought to ourselves why not a deli; but looking around us, there we already good places selling cheeses and meat.

So we wanted to focus on bringing what we think is the essence of delis are; the sandwiches, the pure and simple sandwiches, that are packed with flavour and local collaboration

And so we started the journey with Why Not Deli.

We have looked for suppliers that fitted our needs and we started a close collaboration with Deli Drengene and since its in their DNA; delicacy and good products, we found that what they have suits us perfectly.


Being a deli also mean we must think about that kind of meat we use, so why not team up with a butcher that won a contest for the best steak in 2019 in the World Steak, JN Meat so with so with all their wonderful products, we can put the best meat into our sandwiches.


We also needed green product, so we stumbled upon “Planteslagterne” located in the meatpack district, who had their Dill Patty which won the award for best vegan product 2021 by the Danish vegan union.