We all love a great Deli for all those yummy treats
For all you lovely joy people that have recently relocated to Brisbane you are probably trying to find some delicatessen that may stock some foods from your past. So the task begins. I know I make it sound like a big job but for all of you who know me you know that secretly this is an obsession and hobby of mine and I find absolute joy in being able to talk about what I love.
So back to the deli’s, now I could go on and on about them there are hundreds of them around and what one person may love may not do the same for another. So I thought the best way to tackle this blog was to mention some of my favourites and you can check them out and decide if you love them as much as I do.
Rosalie Gourmet Market This is one of my favourites, I have never walked away disappointed. They stock absolutely everything, even some things I used to get from USA foods I have found at Rosalie. This is a great place to make a day of it, plenty of amazing restaurants at Rosalie and you can also get a movie in at The Blue Room. There is also Village Meats a fantastic butcher near the blue room that has the most incredible array of sausages I have ever seen, duck and orange, pear and blue cheese and pork and apple just to name a few.
Black Pearl Epicure – Baxter St, Fortitude Valley. Now for all you foodies out there this is the deli of all deli’s, if you ask me. They not only have an amazing showroom of goods they also offering a cooking school to sharpen up your cooking skills. I am on their e-mailing address which is fabulous and it keeps you up to date with absolutely everything that is going on there. I don’t even know where to start about the cheeses they have, one of my absolute favourites is the truffled pecorino, all you need to do with this is drizzle a little bit of honey over it and serve it with some slices of fresh pear and you will then realise what I am raving about, DELICIOUS!!!!. So just remember if there is something you can’t find at other deli’s you will definitely get it at Black Pearl Epicure.
Togninis’s Cafe Deli – Baroona Road – Milton. Togninis is great as well as a deli they offer a breakfast and lunch menu. This is where I went when I first moved to Brisbane to get all my cheeses. They have a great range of deli goods also but I think their cheese room is amazing. There is also a Tognini’s in Spring Hill. Tognini’s also have a great deal, sign up for free membership and get 5% of deli items and every 8th coffee is free. The T- card entitles you to exclusive offers and special discounts as well. So Worth checking out.
James street – New Farm – The standard Market Company. This is the same as Gasworks but doesn’t have as big of range of produce. It has some deli items, bakery goods and of course heaps of fruit and veg and the butcher is great. However if there is something you can’t find in here it wil be next door at spoon. Which has some deli items as well as a fabulous restaurant attached.
Gasworks – Newstead – The Standard Market Company was well worth the trip. I took the other two beautiful joy girls Chrissy and Sarah with me to this one. What a great morning we had. Ooohing and Ahhhing over the produce, and wandering around with questions like what is that, what can i do with that, will the kids love this. It was so much fun. Of course we had to stop and have a coffee at Campos coffee shop that is straight across from the deli. We all brought some great stuff and of course as you do we promptly sat down outside and tried some of the delicacies we had purchased. This deli was amazing they had an enormous variety of produce. Fruit and Veg, Meat, bakery items, including some fantastic gluten free breads and rolls, cheeses, international foods and the deli items were too numerous to even try to name. You will definitely not walk away disappointed.
Feast on fruit -Morningside- I love this deli. I don’t get there as often as I would like, I tried to go there when I am visiting my friend that lives over there. There is a fantastic fruit and veg shop out the front and a little Aladdin’s cave at the back of the store where all the deli items are. This place is amazing and I always walk away very excited at some new amazing purchase that I have made and can then go home and dream up some fabulous new dish to make with it. If you are on that side of town definitely worth a visit.
Zone fresh – Newmarket Road – Windsor Now this is the deli I go to when I am visiting my sister. I try too of course only make friends with people who live close to amazing deli’s JOKING of course. Anyway this deli is great and also has a fantastic fruit and veg section as well as bakery, meats, cheeses and deli items. I did hang out at this place a lot when my brother-in-law and I were auditioning for My Restaurant Rules (of course that is for a blog another day).
Ingredients Deli – Kenmore Village – Kenmore. This was a great little find, it is small but they have packed a lot of stuff into this deli. They have some amazing cheeses, I found a magnificent soft French cheese that was possibly one of the best I have eaten, (I think I better get working on a cheese blog). These guys offer a lot or prepared meals, as well as sweets, gluten free, kosher and specialty items as well as all of the normal stuff you find at good deli’s. They also offer a catering service.
It won’t matter which deli you go to I am sure you will find something you are looking for and something that you weren’t but just have to have. Please if you have any other great deli’s that you love let me know so I can share it with our Joy people.
Have fun exploring
The Joy Girls xx