The best delis in Brisbane are grouped into two: traditional institutions with continental roots and contemporary stores with premium deli products.
Delis with continental roots are often traditional stores with a long history dating back to the years after the war in Australia. A number of these delis were established by immigrants, and have since been passed down to different generations.
The contemporary delis on the other hand are more recent establishments founded to address the demands of the growing food market. These delis typically serve choice premium products, and are famed for their excellent quality. With an increase in deli cafes, the stark difference between the two categories is slowly narrowing down.
Pennisi Cuisine is one of the top delis in Brisbane, and is located in one of the most popular grocery stores in Woollongabba’s. Pennisi Cuisine welcomes you with its wide array of olives, fresh antipasto and mouth-watering loaves of bread from different parts of the world. Make sure you check out the cheese fridge too!
Pennisi Cuisine – 17 Balaclava St, Woolloongabba, (07) 3891 7643
The Mega Continental Deli tucked away in an expansive godown in West End , makes for an excellent deli for visitors who love Greek cuisine. This is because the counters are packed with different types of Greek cheese and meats, alongside olives harvested from Greece. Adjacent to the deli is a quaint café where you can enjoy Greek coffee on a quiet afternoon.
The Mega Continental Deli – 1/16 Duncan St, West End QLD 4101, (07) 3844 1696
Swiss Gourmet Deli has been in existence since 1985, and has since carved a niche for itself as a superb source of different types of meats, whether roasted, smoked or cured, cheese from Switzerland and Holland as well as marinated salads. Make sure you sample the freshly-baked pastries too.
Swiss Gourmet Deli – 181 Boundary St, West End QLD 4101, (07) 3844 2937
Plenty Continental Deli transcends the typical classification of traditional continental delis by sticking a wide range of foods. These foods range from stuffed olives to traditional French Dijon and a host of curry pastes. High quality Australian and Italian cheese is available too. Make sure you get the Lick ice-cream in various flavours for the kids to enjoy.
Plenty Continental Deli – Shop 12a, Warrigal Rd, Cnr Padstow Rd, Eight Mile Plains, (07) 3841 4900
Samios Foods ranks as a top deli in Brisbane, thanks to its extensive range of products stocked. Whether you are looking for olive leaf tea, or would like to sip on some Green coffee to keep the cold at bay, this is the perfect deli for you. Take this opportunity at Saimos to sample the freshly made baklava.
Samios Foods – 37a Turbo Dr, Coorparoo, (07) 3393 2114
Other top delis you should consider visiting include:
- Mister Paganini, 174 Grey St South Brisbane Queensland 4101, (07) 3036 1110
- Duran’s Fine Food, Ann St Brisbane Queensland 4000, (07) 3229 5640
- Gianni’s Kitchen, 5 Kyabra St, Newstead Queensland 4006, (07) 3056 1766
- Samson and Sophie, 1/2 Macquarie St, Brisbane Queensland 4005, (07) 3172 1194
- Story Bridge Deli and Café, 22 Baildon St, Kangaroo Point Queensland 4169, (07) 3391 5154