From cheese to dips to cured meats, here is a list of Metro Vancouver’s best delis, which stock all these products and more.
What began as a small family business back in 1990 has grown into a multifaceted shopfront, which supplies the Lower Mainland with a range of imported and local edible offerings. Indeed, today Cioffi’s Deli features hundreds of local and imported cheeses, antipasti, olives, pastas, sauces, and grocery items. While the adjoining Meat Market specializes in local meats with a focus on free-range, natural, hormone-free, antibiotic-free, and organic.
Address: 4142 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Load up on groceries (cheese, dips, boxed pasta, hand-cut meat, frozen foods, artisan breads, and all kinds of condiments) or grab a freshly made sandwich at this Kitsilano staple, which dates back to 1911.
Address: 2214 West 4th Avenue, Kitsilano
Phone: 604-738-MEAT (6328)
Situated in Crosstown, The Dirty Apron Delicatessen offers customers a range of boutique ingredients and gourmet goodies. Peruse the deli’s selection of fine cheeses and specialty meats, as well as Dirty Apron signature preserves, local ice creams, homemade sauces, and pre-packaged to-go meals.
Address: 540 Beatty Street
Ugo & Joe’s Lucky Meats is your one-stop shop for all things Italian. This friendly East Hastings shopfront stocks a range of Italian-inspired and made products, including olives, breads, cheese, oils, dried pasta, canned tomatoes, vinegars, deli meats, and sausages, just to name a few. Ugo & Joe also offers a variety of prepared foods and grab-and-go items.
Address: 2404 East Hastings Street
Granville Island Public Market is a hotspot for fine foods and pantry-fillers. Alongside fruit vendors and fish mongers you will find ZARA’s Italian Deli & Fresh Pasta. The modest-sized seller, offers a vibrant range of fresh pastas, sauces, olives, and assorted antipasti, and has done so for the past twenty years. Also available a varied selection of Mediterranean products, including international olive oils, aged balsamic vinegars, and premium quality dry pastas.
While you’re at the market be sure to head on over to Oyama Sausage, where you can pick up some of the city’s best prepared meats.
Address: 128–1689 Johnston Street, inside the Granville Island Public Market
As the name suggests Omnitsky’s Delicatessen focuses on Kosher products. Residing in the space that once belonged to Kaplan’s Deli, Omnitsky’s features a soup and sandwich bar, where made-from-scratch soups and sizable delicatessen smoked meat sandwiches are prepared. The deli also stocks a range of Kosher ingredients both of the dried and refrigerated variety.
Address: 5775 Oak Street, Oakridge
Part deli, part café, and part market, Rocco’s Deli in Coquitlam offers fresh panini, salads, and various deli items including Italian charcuterie, as well as a fully stocked market where customers can grab authentic pasta sauces and other Italian staples. Olive oil lovers, will be happy to note that Rocco‘s features an olive oil tap, which means people can drop by the shopfront anytime to refill their bottles.
Address: 228 Schoolhouse Street, Coquitlam