First Look: A Wonder-Full Pie Shop and Deli Opens in the CBD

Written for Broadsheet Melbourne At the top of Little Lonsdale Street, on the fringe of the Carlton Gardens and in the shadow of towering apartment and office blocks, there’s a tiny, colourful eatery. It’s a destination pie shop selling a small range of deli items and take-home meals. Wonderpop & Deli’s bright interior is full… Continue reading First Look: A Wonder-Full Pie Shop and Deli Opens in the CBD

A Deli and Grocery Store Bursting With Produce

Growing up in his father’s delicatessen in Lalor, Danny Stavropoulos has been involved in the industry from a young age. “I started working with dad, [he’s] been in the industry for over 40 years,” Stavropoulos says. “I started working with dad, [he’s] been in the industry for over 40 years,” Stavropoulos says. Ten years ago,… Continue reading A Deli and Grocery Store Bursting With Produce

A Mega Supermarket Carried Through Generations

La Manna Patrick La Manna’s grandfather arrived in Australia from Italy in 1948. It wasn’t long before he opened his own fruit shop. “My family has been in this industry since 1952,” says the CEO Managing Director. “[From] a fruit shop, to wholesalers and now to a supermarket.” The 10,000sqm retail precinct incorporates meat, deli,… Continue reading A Mega Supermarket Carried Through Generations

A Traditional Italian Deli in the Heart of Melbourne’s Little Italy

DOC Delicatessen Giovanni Luciano Peluso knows a fair bit about fresh Italian produce. Moving to Australia from Italy in 1975, he’s been deli manager of Lygon Street’s DOC Delicatessen since it opened six years ago. “Prior to that, I’ve been working in the street – in the same industry – almost 30 years,” Peluso says.… Continue reading A Traditional Italian Deli in the Heart of Melbourne’s Little Italy