brisbane's best continental delis

Brisbane is home to the most mouthwatering and well stocked continental delicatessens, a few of which have been around for decades. Scattered throughout the suburbs, these Brisbane delis provide an authentic taste of quality produce from their countries of origin and are well worth the visit.  

Here's a guide to the best of Brisbane's continental delis and where to find them:

Pennisi Cuisine 

Stacked from floor to ceiling, this warehouse on the commercial strip in Woolloongabba has an incredibly wide range of Continental, South American, and Middle Eastern products as well as a gourmet deli stocked with olives, peppers, fresh antipasto, cheeses and mountains...more

Loria Continental Delicatessen 

With a gourmet selection of meats, cheeses and everything in between, this bustling delicatessen along the Chermside West shopping strip houses some of the most mouthwatering and hard to come by Italian delicacies and small goods in Brisbane...more

Plenty Continental Deli

True to its name, this gorgeous continental deli on Brisbane's southside is packed to the rafters with gourmet food from Australia and abroad with traditional cured meats, cheeses, stuffed olives, antipasti and hard-to-find pantry items lining the shelves...more

Adam's Continental Smallgoods  

Full to the brim of an amazing array of meats, cheeses, Eastern European delicacies and Australian specialty foods, this more than 30 years family-owned business is arguably Brisbane's best and busiest butcher and continental deli...more 

Triton Food Brokers 

With masses of bulk foods, all sorts of unique imported goods, freshly baked treats and so much more, this overflowing warehouse within the heart of South Brisbane is hard to miss with its blue and white Greek flag flying...more 

Mega Continental 

Hidden away in a new residential riverfront village, inside an old warehouse complete with blaring bazouki music, is Brisbane's treasure trove deli - like a relic from post war West End, and brimming with Greek and Mediterranean groceries...more    

Samios Foods

Situated in the industrial backstreets of Coorparoo, this slick re-vamped deli that started life in the 1920s in Woolloongabba, holds a broad selection of Indian and Asian products as well as its original Greek assortment of cheeses, yoghurts, coffee and...more

Amici Deli 

So much more than a deli, this international grocer, gelato bar and in-house cafe creates a little slice of Italy in Brisbane. It also stocks a wonderful array of European products and organic Di Bella coffee...more      

Swiss Gourmet Deli 

Primarily a Swiss deli, this beautifully authentic hot spot in West End has been supplying locals with the best continental foods for the past thirty-five years with a nifty little café attached to try their gourmet selection...more

Brusnica Deli 

Stocking produce from Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia, nestled in a strip of shops in Tarragindi, this teensy little deli café brings the authentic taste of the Balkans to Brisbane's southside, including bureks and an impressive selection of deli meats...more

New Farm Deli

Since 1977 this iconic deli in what used to be the heart of the Italian community has been the go-to for quality and hard-to-find imported products and traditional deli staples like olives, gorgonzola and prosciutto...more

By Ruby Bakewell-Doran

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