many husbands, wives and children could work together in the hustle
and bustle of a gourmet delicatessen? The Mandas family is a shining
example of a thriving family business that has earned the respect
and adulation of Melbourne’s fussiest foodies.
Nick and Sue’s Greek heritage brings the culture and flavours
of the Mediterranean to life. Many of their homemade dishes and
recipes have become favourites with customers, who travel from all
over Melbourne for delicacies such as olives stuffed with pesto,
fetta and anchovies and Tuscan style bean crostini with pancetta.
This family lives and breathes food. So, expect friendly advice
on taste, textures and menu ideas for your
next dinner party.
Nick & Sue’s Gourmet Deli is part of the Camberwell
Fresh Food Market, one of Melbourne’s most impressive
produce and gourmet food destinations. The historic site was originally
a horse carriage factory and in the 1930s became a produce market
to service the outlying market gardens of the area. In 1992 a major
fire damaged most of the market and stallholders operated from temporary
premises while the market was rebuilt. Another refurbishment in
2002 allowed for a fresh new look and opened the rear wall to the
car park offering easier access. Many stall holders in this traditional
style market are second or third generation and all are family run
businesses like Nick & Sue’s Gourmet Deli.