The bodega (literally translated from Spanish: wine cellar) is where you can grab cured meats, fine cheeses and other rare delicacies. If you’re lucky enough to live near one of these local Perth delis, you'll never be short of edible treats.
Back from a European jaunt and missing the Continent's deli delights? Look no further than Xarcuteria. The Spanish deli in Claremont Court calls itself ‘reminiscent of a little delicatessen in the heart of Barcelona’, and dishes up some of the finest hand-made chorizo, jamón and cheese in town. Xarcuteria also prepares enormous pans of paella for pre-order catering. Gather up some grub for a tasty party plate, or get your hands on a takeaway roll, tortilla or caramelised leek and parmesan tart for lunch. Don’t forget to pick up a Portuguese custard tart for the road.
Fresh produce, pastries and bread baked on site, a charcuterie bar, juice, smoothies and more await visitors to this North Street deli. The popular Swanbourne spot even makes their own oils, chutneys, dressings and jams to take home for a top-notch spread. Swing by on a Sunday afternoon for picnic supplies before you head to the beach, pick up a vegan-friendly CocoWhip soft-serve delight, and even grab a bunch of flowers for a last-minute gift. You can’t miss their corner store when you turn off the West Coast Highway – get in quick for your caffeine hit to snag a coveted outdoor seat.
The Herdsman is a gourmet shopper’s dream, with their farm-fresh produce and delicious kitchen goodies drawing keen foodies from all over Perth to Churchlands. The huge cheese selection alone will have aficionados struggling to decide on which ones to take home – a truffle number, or Kytren Goats Cheese from Gidgegannup? Triple cream Brie or the Two Sisters Isabella? Luckily they’ve got cheese experts on hand, who can whip up ready-to-serve platters with a little bit of everything. While you’re there, test the Ventricina Salami, made locally in Osborne Park. With a couple of days’ notice, the Herdsman team can even put together a hamper for any occasion.
Fresh pasta, cured meats, antipasto and more – Charlie’s Fresh Food Market in Morley is the stuff of your Mediterranean dreams. With 30 metres of deli cabinets packed with meat, olives and cheese, Charlie’s is a local staple, with the family business beginning life back in the 1960s. They’ve got a huge selection of top-quality local products and imported goods – and some delicious homemade pasta meals and takeaway Napoletana sauce. Duck in for coffee, gelato, Italian granita, juices, toasted focaccia, cakes and more – or pick up a traditional Charlie’s continental roll to find out what all the buzz is about.
This boutique deli in Balcatta will take you on a trip through Eastern Europe. Kings Euro Foods offers a large selection of Eastern European products, gourmet deli meats and cheeses, homemade cakes and more. They also roast their own coffee beans from their Harrison Street location fresh daily. The delicatessen sells hard-to-find Euro produce – stop by to pick up traditional Macedonian paprika relish, Polish candies, and explore a world of brand new treats. They’ve got an enormous wall of seemingly endless teas to peruse while you’re waiting for your freshly made continental roll, too.