If you love jars full of pickles, caviar or sardines in a tin, rare bottles of vinegar, a punchy relish, walk-in fromageries, and freshly baked sourdough, then you’re going to froth over Perth’s best delicatessens.
Packed out with certified pantry-fillers and cultural delicacies, Perth’s smorgasbord of new-age and age-old delis plate up some serious foodie clout. Whether you’re out here attempting vodka pasta, a loaf of banana bread, a charcuterie board to rule them all, or your own take on a foot-long continental sandwich with all your dream trimmings—these beaut delis have you 100% covered.
Skip the supermarket and srestock your pantry at the best gourmet and specialty delis in Perth.
The Re Store
Leederville and Northbridge
Everyone loves The Re Store and for good reason. Fresh pasta, a massive range of cheeses and cured meats, all of the best antipasto and a pretty impressive bottle shop to boot at the Leedy joint. The staff behind the deli counter are super helpful so feel free to ask for their advice.
The Black Truffle
The Black Truffle has every kind of cheese you could hope for plus the most amazing pâtés, plenty of international meats and a huge range of olives, oils and relishes. The team here will whip you up a cheese board if you don't want to make it yourself and you can also grab some amazing arancini, homemade pastas, soups, salads and some of the best rolls going around. They also do awesome coffee and plenty of sweet treats to take home for later.
Fresh and cured meats, huge wheels of cheese, quality coffee and top-tier takeaway meals, Smoult’s Larder is definitely one of Perth’s finest. These guys can take care of your picnic and catering needs and they also do some mean gift hampers for the foodies in your life.
George Street Merchants
Pop in to George Street Merchants to stock up on groceries, sweet and savoury deli items, salads and some of the best muffins in Perth. These guys are right next door to George Street Quarters so you can head in after breakfast for a quick shop. Talk about convenient.
Galati & Sons
You’ll find absolutely everything you need to stock your Italian pantry at Galati & Sons, plus fresh fruit and veg and some good lunch-on-the-run options. The crew here will also whip up platters and do some of the best arancini in Perth.
Charlie’s Fresh Food Market
Charlie’s Fresh Food Market has got you covered on all fronts. All the usual gourmet delicatessen suspects, plus when you’re done shopping you can sit back and relax in their cafe. Grab a conti roll and some cannoli on your way out and thank us later.
Still sitting pretty in its original site on William Street in Northbridge, Kakulas Bros has been around since 1929 and that should tell you just how amazing the place is. The family run store is packed with large open bags of every spice under the sun, specialty flours, coffee, fruits and nuts as well as a damn fine selection of Greek olives, cheese and pantry goods. We’d go as far to say that it’s more of a cultural institution than a specialty store.
Fremantle and Nollamara
An offshoot of the family’s other store, Kakulas Bros, Kakulas Sister is another treasure trove full of continental goodness. If you can make it past the barrels of coffee beans and every different grain you can possibly imagine, you’ll find quite the selection of cheese and meat at some pretty decent prices.
With olives for days, a full-on dedicated cheese room to get lost in and everything you’ll need to make one fine lookin’ (and tasting) antipasto plate, Napoli Mercato aren’t mucking around. Plus, if you manage to escape the cheese room, they also have an espresso bar and all the Italian sweets you could need like gelato, cannoli and biscotti. Yes, I said need, not want.
Look it’s not the most economical place to shop in Perth, but if you’re ready to ball out, the Boatshed Market sure is one of the nicest places to do it. They have a massive range of cheeses, dips and antipasto, plus an awesome bakery and amazing fruit and veg selection, all presented in the most pristine shelves you've ever set eyes on. If you want to try before you buy, head in on a Sunday for some samples.
C Lo Presti & Son
With more olives than you can poke a stick at and all of the hard-to-find cheeses that you'll never stumble across in your regular old supermarket, you'll be the most popular person around when you bring these out to the party. Thank you, C Lo Presti & Son.
If going to the Herdsman doesn’t make you want to throw your credit card at the checkout peeps and just buy errrrythang, I’m not sure we can be friends. They don’t do anything by halves and their deli is no different. They’ve got over 600 different cheeses to choose from plus their fresh fruit and veg is the bomb so grab some grapes or strawberries to go on that cheese platter of yours.
Black Pig Deli & Co
From fresh sliced charcuterie, pickled veg and all the cheese you could dream of to gourmet pies, terrines and truffle-loaded treats, Black Pig Deli & Co has you covered. They also serve up coffee and some epic melt-in-your-mouth toasties which you can enjoy in or take with you.
Passione Gourmet Deli
Passione has a huge selection of cheeses and meats plus everything else you’d ever need for an Italian feast. They also serve coffee and a huge selection of lunch rolls and take home dinners to make nights in nice and easy.
Angelo Street Market
A hotspot for foodies from all over Perth, Angelo Street Market in South Perth really is the place to go for fresh local produce, gourmet grocery goodies and everything in between. Whether you’re on the hunt for charcuterie and cheese so you can put together the perfect platter or you’re chasing a conti roll and a coffee to go, these guys have you covered.
Del Basso Smallgoods
Del Basso Smallgoods in Osborne Park is whipping out rad conti rolls and glorious pizza by the slice out of their super popular lunch bar alongside a very decent cheese and meat selection and all the essential Italian pantry goods you’ve been chasing. It’s definitely one of Perth's hidden gems.
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Image credit: Louise Coghil, Smoults Larder, Elle Borgward (Kakulas Sister), Boatshed, Black Pig Deli & Co