Marani Deli

Residing on a corner of Newtown's Wilson Street is Marani Deli, an inviting Euro-style specialty grocer with a showcase of deli favourites.
Nishika Sharma
Published on January 08, 2024


If you're in search of top-notch cheese, quality deli goods and a cosy spot to connect with your local neighbours, this inviting specialty grocer in Newtown is the place for you.

Marani Deli's warm interiors provide a local community hub reminiscent of the small providores and cheese shops of Europe. On display is an alluring showcase of local, Italian, French and Georgian cheese.

You'll also find shelves filled with all of your charcuterie necessities, from grab-and-go items like freshly baked baguettes and panini to cold cuts and artisanal chocolates. An abundance of riches.

Alex Grenouiller (ex-Cafe Paci, ex-Penny's Cheese Shop), Marani Deli's founder, conceived the store by taking inspiration from three core sources: the neighbourhood shops of his childhood hometown of Lyon, France, his partner's Sicilian heritage, and their shared experiences in Georgia. As a result, the deli aims to provide Newtown goers a space to meet with their fellow locals.

And if you swing by during the evenings, you'll discover curated food events known as 'supra nights', similar to that of a Parisian caves à manger. These evenings aim to celebrate the work of makers and importers.

The lovely space includes photographs, gorgeous wooden cupboards and vibrant recipe books, as well as work by local artists, including prints and illustrations from Rose Colbeck, ceramics made by the Marrickville-based chef-turned-potter Daniel J Mulligan — known for his Chef VS Clay series — and handmade wooden boards from Ripple Boards. A true neighbourhood treat.


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