Barbosa Fine Food Deli, Robina: Enjoying prime position right in the thick of the action in The Kitchens at Robina Town Centre, Barbosa has become a local hotspot for cheeses, deli meats, fresh bread and hard-to-get international grocery items. Choose from the cabinet of pre-portioned cheeses and meats, or go nuts and get your hams, salami and more sliced to order straight from the cabinet.
Mount Lebanon Deli, Nobby Beach: While it’s known for its top-notch on-the-go Middle Eastern food (hello there, falafel wraps) and extensive grocery offering, the longstanding Mt Lebabnon also features a tasty deli selection of sliced-to-order cheeses, cured meats, house-made dips, olives by the tub, dolmades, cabbage rolls and more. Be sure to grab some baklava and a couple of sneaky kourabiedes while you’re there.
Russian Delights, Burleigh Heads: If you’re searching for authentic European smallgoods, follow your nose to Russian Delights. Nestled within Burleigh’s Ern Harley Drive industrial precinct, you’ll find a huge range of meats – from salamis and liverwurst to kassler and speckwurst – all made and smoked on the premises. There’s also an extensive offering of cheeses, pantry and grocery items, sweets and cakes to choose from. Hot tip – call ahead and time your visit with the next batch of piping-hot Russian piroshki.
Manolas Bros, Isle of Capri: From hard and soft cheeses to colourful antipasti and the charcuterie cabinet of your dreams, Manolas Bros is a go-to for all of your Greek and Italian-style deli needs. Grab a basket and take your time to browse the cabinets and grocery shelves – you won’t leave empty handed.
Pepe Italia Deli, Palm Beach: This restaurant-meets-deli concept is not only a go-to for authentic pizzas and pastas, it also doubles as an Italian deli with a gleaming cabinet full of favourites like mortadella, salami and prosciutto sliced to order. There’s also a collection of local cheeses, fresh Italian-style sandwiches brimming with cured meats and cheese, handmade sweet treats, and take-home packs of Pepé’s popular fresh pastas and house-made sauces.
The Standard Market Company, Southport: Whether you’re in need of a slab of gooey brie and a tub of olives for a last-minute cheese board, are preparing a charcuterie spread for the masses, or you just want some butter and a few thin slices of salami to take home to layer on a sandwich, this resident delicatessen at The Brickworks on Ferry Road is a haven for all of your needs – no matter how big or small. There’s also a fine selection of grocery items, pantry favourites and condiments to accompany your deli delights.
Golosi Food Emporium, Burleigh Heads: After undergoing new ownership, Golosi Emporium is back in action on Burleigh’s James Street and is well-stocked with deli favourites and a wide range of local and international artisan products. Here you can stock up on meats, antipasti, cheeses, dips, fresh baked bread and more.
James St Deli, Burleigh Heads: Doubling as a butcher, James St Deli is a local favourite for smallgoods – think wood-smoked cabana, whole leg hams, salamis and more. The deli offering is underlined by a wide range of pantry staples, like spices, rubs, relishes, chutney, marinades and everything you’d need to nail your home-cooked feasts.
EuroFood Deli, Nerang: EuroFood deli is a haven for Russian and Polish delicacies, with a huge selection of cured and smoked meats, sausages and cheeses, authentic savoury treats, take-home specialties like pillow-soft pelmeni dumplings, European pantry staples, countless condiments, cakes, sweets and more. It’s a wonderland of European deli goods.
Grobnik European Delicatessen, Ashmore: This family-run delicatessen specialises in high-quality European smallgoods, with everything from smoky kabana to German bratwurst, Spanish chorizo and cheesy kransky gracing the jam-packed cabinet of deli goods. If you haven’t tried Grobnik’s beef jerky, you haven’t lived.
Quince Fromagerie, Currumbin: This dedicated fromagerie, which forms part of the Cornerstone Stores precinct, features a temperature-controlled walk-in cheese room stocked with a mouth-watering selection of European and Australian cheeses, alongside a selection of charcuterie and antipasto goods. The best part? You can pick up a bottle of wine (or gin) while you’re at it.
Ambarella Fine Foods, Burleigh Waters: Alongside its cafe, fresh-produce section, butcher and bakery, Ambarella also features a dedicated deli with side selection of cheeses, sliced-to-order cured meats, fresh dips, antipasto products from around the world. There’s also pantry essentials like quality oils and vinegars, Swiss chocolate, pastas and more to fill your trolley with.
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