Located in the idyllic St Andrews suburb is a classic Greek delicatessen well worth visiting. Meze Emporio is both a deli and a restaurant, offering patrons a delicious array of Greek dishes to enjoy. Whether you enjoy cooking up a storm, or are more of a restaurant type, Meze Emporio has all you need. This is the perfect place to stock up on creamy Greek cheese, olives, pita bread, dips and frozen snacks. Or, soak up some sunshine out on their patio while enjoying a strong cup of Greek coffee accompanied by friendly conversation from the regulars. You’ll feel transported straight to the motherland!
Details: 011 453 8761 | 17 Chaucer Avenue, St Andrews, Bedfordview, Johannesburg.
Olive You is one of the many secret hidden gems of Edenvale. Situated right next door to The Chocolate Den, this Greek deli offers a wide variety of local and imported olives. From the standard green, black and kalamata varieties to gourmet stuffed olives, they have it all! You can also stock up on organic olive oils, honey and an assortment of preserves here. It is definitely worth popping by over the weekend.
Details: 011 453 5818 | email@example.com | 99 Linksfield Road, Glendower Shopping Centre, Edenvale, Johannesburg.
The Cheese Place
If it’s a deli with a little bit of everything Greek you are in search of, look no further than The Cheese Place in Linden. Supplying Greek expats and foodies with the finest cheese, olive products and other delicacies, The Cheese Place is a haven for Greek food lovers. There is nothing pretentious about this Greek deli – it’s all about homemade comforts and quality dairy. Visit them as soon as you can for a slice of homemade baklava or traditional biscuits served with piping hot Greek coffee.
Details: 011 782 0381 | firstname.lastname@example.org | Linden View, 14 – 1st Avenue, Linden/Victory Park, Johannesburg.
La Marina Foods
While not strictly a Greek deli, La Marina Foods is the home of Mediterranean food products in Johannesburg. Stocking an entire factory full of fresh fish, vinegar, cheese, preserves, canned goods and cold cuts, this is the place to get your hands on the best imported brands. The La Marina factory store also boasts an on-site restaurant, which serves up traditional Greek fare with a twist. Think grilled halloumi served with onion marmalade or a delectable meze platter for two. Opa!
Details: 011 608 3277 / 010 010 7220 | email@example.com | 7 Platinum Drive, Longmeadow, North Business Park, Lethhabong, Gauteng.
The Gourmet Greek
The Gourmet Greek offers exactly what its name implies – delicious Greek cheese, gourmet double thick yoghurt and other delicacies to delight your taste buds. Based in Midlands, KZN, this Greek deli has stockists located all around Johannesburg, including Cheese Gourmet in Linden, the Fresh Earth Food Store in Emmarentia and Jackson’s Real Food Market in Bryanston. You can also order your products directly from their online store to be collected at a stockist of your choice. Super easy and cheesy, what more could you ask for?
Details: 033 234 4338 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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