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Best of Canberra – Delicatessen

By Bec Cuzzillo - 19 August 2015 11

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Growing up with Italian heritage, I have a certain appreciation for a good delicatessen. How hot is that salami? Do you slice it fresh? What are those olives marinated in? How fresh is that ricotta cheese? These are all questions I have learned to ask whenever I walk into my local deli.

What makes a good deli is probably different for everyone, but I think we can all agree that good quality cured meats and a large variety of cheese is key. I mean, who doesn’t like cheese? The real question is, where is the best delicatessen in town?

Whether you like prosciutto or ham, camembert or brie, or something else entirely, I want to know where you go to buy your favourite deli goods in Canberra.

To vote, let me know your favourite deli in the comments below. I’ll try the two most popular places and let you know the verdict in next Monday’s Taste Off article.

What’s Your opinion?


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11 Responses to
Best of Canberra – Delicatessen
dungfungus 8:40 am 21 Aug 15

Evilomlap said :

dungfungus said :

wattsie said :

Woolies mate, nothing beats a devon, cheddar and tomato sauce sanga…

Devon is made from the floor scraps that don’t meet the standard for sausages (aka “mystery tubes”).
Only a food thrill-seeker would eat that stuff.

I used to eat it as a kid, I remember liking it. But a few weeks back I tried to feed some to some magpies and even they just kind of moved it around with their beaks and then looked at me like ‘are you kidding?’…when even they won’t touch it you know it’s a little suspect!

Was it Halal devon?

jsm2090 5:45 pm 20 Aug 15

Deli Planet. big fan of their buffalo mozzarella, ricotta di casa and currently gorging on their Vacherosse D’argental super creamy number.

Evilomlap 11:31 am 20 Aug 15

dungfungus said :

wattsie said :

Woolies mate, nothing beats a devon, cheddar and tomato sauce sanga…

Devon is made from the floor scraps that don’t meet the standard for sausages (aka “mystery tubes”).
Only a food thrill-seeker would eat that stuff.

I used to eat it as a kid, I remember liking it. But a few weeks back I tried to feed some to some magpies and even they just kind of moved it around with their beaks and then looked at me like ‘are you kidding?’…when even they won’t touch it you know it’s a little suspect!

rosscoact 11:30 am 20 Aug 15

dungfungus said :

wattsie said :

Woolies mate, nothing beats a devon, cheddar and tomato sauce sanga…

Devon is made from the floor scraps that don’t meet the standard for sausages (aka “mystery tubes”).
Only a food thrill-seeker would eat that stuff.

Indeed. Although I do have fond childhood memories of fried devon and tomato sauce on white bread. However, it will stay as a fond memory only by never trying to recreate.

dungfungus 10:04 am 20 Aug 15

wattsie said :

Woolies mate, nothing beats a devon, cheddar and tomato sauce sanga…

Devon is made from the floor scraps that don’t meet the standard for sausages (aka “mystery tubes”).
Only a food thrill-seeker would eat that stuff.

astrojax 9:56 am 20 Aug 15

wattsie said :

Woolies mate, nothing beats a devon, cheddar and tomato sauce sanga…

um…

the one in belco mall near the escalators has usually been good – good coffee; but agree canberra lacks a truly excellent deli.

wattsie 12:03 am 20 Aug 15

Woolies mate, nothing beats a devon, cheddar and tomato sauce sanga…

karmatraveller 10:31 pm 19 Aug 15

Deli Planet at Fyshwick markets. There is NO competition.

Kerryhemsley 4:21 pm 19 Aug 15

Not a big fan of the current delis in Canberra. Just don’t seem to have the quality and variety here that you find in other cities around Australia.

Tutto in Mawson was very good some years back but has undergone a few ownership changes and the quality of product has diminished.

Madam Cholet 1:29 pm 19 Aug 15

Deli Planet at Fyshwick – I think it’s that one. It’s the one where you pay at the deli counter and not at the checkout at the front. Although either of those is good, the one I prefer has some fantastic cheeses and great knowledge and assistance from staff. They let you taste before you buy and make recommendations on your particular preferences.

Milly Withers 10:10 am 19 Aug 15

The three delis at the Fyshwick Fresh Food markets are all great, but when it comes to meat and cheese I prefer Deli Planet. Their bresaola and salamis are some of the best I’ve eaten.

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