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Pickadeli at shop 4 & 5 at the South Melbourne Market has been operating since 1992 when owner and operator Koula Rokas was inspired on one of her overseas trips to establish and operate a food store filled with delicacies that are as much a treat to browse through as they are to buy.

Choose from a huge array of local artisan produce as well as the best of imported product. Cheeses are carefully bought for their quality and flavor. In addition to our cheese we also have a shop floor dedicated to well sourced produce such as jams, chutneys, fresh baked artisan breads, pastries and cakes. Extra virgin olive oils, vinegars and all the essential dry store ingredients are there for you to explore, enjoy and be inspired by.

The staff are always friendly and knowledgeable of our products and are happy to help with any food related inquiries.

We invite you to browse our web site  and be tempted by our product or come and visit  our store during market trading days.

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Herald Sun Weekend Review

Pickadeli has long been the undisputed queen of delicatessens at South Melbourne Market. In recent times other quality stores have opened in the market but the huge offering and ability to browse through the products here makes this a great shopping experience. The array of cheese is excellent and has the best quality smallgoods possible with Jonathan’s hams, rare roast beef and prime sausages. The shelves are filled with grocery items from olive oils and pasta to muesli, jams and sauces. Another thing they do exceptionally well is the vast choice of mini-food bites such as arancini balls, Thai chicken balls, mini involtini and baby quiches.

– Herald Sun, Weekend, October 13, 2012, page 6


Pickadeli buys and stores the best range of cheeses from overseas and from Australia. We pride ourselves in selling cheeses that are well ripened and in top condition.


Pickadeli has a unique selection of charcuteri which is sourced from local and overseas producers. Spanish style salami, black puddings and hot and mild chorizo from casa iberica. Sausages and lightly smoked leg ham from Jonathans of Collingwood. Sauassion Sec and beautifully hand made terrines and pates from La parissien pate.


Antipasti, Dips and Fresh Pasta

We pride ourselves in bringing to you a huge range of locally produced dips including tasty gluten free and dairy free dips.

Our Anitipasti range is extensive and includes our own marinated chilli mussels and home cooked honey rosemary olives.

We also stock a variety of ravioli, hand made tortellini and all sizes of pasta as well as fluffy fresh gnocchi which can be accompanied with our own sauces for a quick convenient meal.



Freshly baked French breads , gluten free breads and artisan sourdough breads.

Pastry Savory

We have dedicated a section of our display to an array of pastries, finger foods, Boscastle pies and other cooked foods for a convenient yet tasty snack or meal.

Pastry Sweet

Trays of freshly baked baklava, semolina cakes, almond bread, biscotti, hand made nougat just to mention a few of our sweet delights.


Cupboard Essentials.

Oils and vinegars from Australia and around the world.

Jams, chutneys from Cunliffe & Waters.

Seasonings and Spices from Herbies Spices.

Free Range Stocks

Orliz anchovies from Spain

Rice, Pastas, Polenta, etc.