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FOOD & DRINK

Mediterranean Wholesalers

This third-generation Sydney Road mainstay houses Australia's largest selection of continental groceries — there are over 250 varieties of pasta, for starters.
By Nik Addams
April 28, 2021
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By Nik Addams
April 28, 2021
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Billing itself as Australia's largest continental food store, it's not difficult to while away an afternoon in this stellar Sydney Road emporium. First opening as a humble delicatessen in 1961, this northside favourite has become a go-to for foodies citywide thanks to its wide array of imported pasta (there are over 250 varieties here), oils and sauces, smallgoods, cheeses and more.

A vast array of biscotti, cannoli and other sweet treats await visitors at the espresso bar, after which you might migrate to the delicatessen for some choice cuts of aged prosciutto and specialty cheese. Booze isn't forgotten either, with a dazzling array of vinos imported from Italy's finest grape growing regions. There's also a range of terracotta cooking pots and kitchen ware, so you can recreate the Italian experience as authentically as possible.

Images: Julia Sansone

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