From delicious fresh meats to imported items, these nine gourmet delis have everything you need!
Meats, cheese, and all the finer things in life–what's not to love? Shopping for food can be a special occasion: something to do on your own for some self-care, to simply get through the to-do list, but why not spend a leisurely afternoon with friends deciding what you all should indulge in later that evening? These delicatessens around Metro Manila are here to serve up only the best of the best. Stock your pantry with top-shelf products, get ready for a special dinner party, or simply browse through to find your favourite treats by visiting the top delis around the city here:
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1. Santis Delicatessen
Perhaps one of the most beloved neighbourhood delis, Santis was a first of its kind in Metro Manila. They are famous for their decadent selection of meats, cheese, sandwiches, premium chocolates, wines and so much more. Santis has only expanded throughout the city and levelled up by adding even more branches now in Laguna and Batangas. Enjoy their freshly baked artisanal baguettes with exquisitely cut meats and sausages at your nearest Santis deli!
2. Bacchus Epicerie
Need help managing a lifestyle of luxury? Then head on over to Bacchus Epicerie. They offer everything you need to enjoy all the finer things in life—from Peugeot and Le Creuset cookware to deli essentials such as meats, cheeses, sauces, and fine wines and spirits. Healthy sugar-free and gluten-free treats are available as well, perfect to add to a charcuterie board proscuitto and some European cheeses (all from Bacchus!).
3. Brera Delicatessen and Butchery
With three branches across Metro Manila, Brera Delicatessen and Butchery is a favourite amongst epicures in-the-know. Their Yakal, Molito, and San Juan branches all operate to give clients the best of the best, especially when it comes to meats, wines, and cheeses. Get everything you need—from black barley fed angus beef to Italian and Spanish cheeses—all from this high-end neighbourhood purveyor.
Jamon and wine are best availed through Txanton, considered the first jamoneria in the country. As can be expected, one can purchase different kinds of jamon through their online store—from a leg of iberico de bellota to delicate slices of iberico de cebo de campo. Sets are also available; perfect for dinner parties with friends, it can be paired perfectly with Txanton's assortment of wines.
5. Terry's Selection
Terry's Bistro is well-known for fine foods, but beyond that, they've become a go-to for those looking to stock up on high-end pantry essentials. Spreads, cheeses, meats, and caviar are all available through their brick and mortar stores and online. Indulge in Jean Brunet wild boar paté or French duck confit. Everything from salami to Riofrio caviar, iberico jamon, and cheeses can be availed through an assortment of deli selections available to all customers.
6. Pedro the Grocer
Boasting to carry only items of quality, Pedro the Grocer bakes fresh artisanal bread daily. But that's not all: their wide assortment of available items include Filipino favourites such as biscocho and otap, housemade ice cream, highland coffees from Benguet and Atok, dried fish from La Union, freshly made empanadas, croissants, kouign-amanns, and even Baguio produce. Tagaytay favourite, Antonio's, also opens their kitchen through Pedro the Grocer, where clients can pick up a jar of their favourite jams, dressings, or even lemon curd from them while in Manila.
7. Dough & Grocer
Carrying products from thirty different brands—including Paris' Angelina and Italy's Tartufi Morra—Dough & Grocer is a comprehensive online purveyor of everything fine. Indulge in wines, cheeses, pastas, and gift sets that you can give to friends and family. Choose from only the most exquisite items—from pure white truffles to the famous Kaviari Beluga caviar. Nothing is too good for those who shop at Dough & Grocer.
8. One World Deli
Located just along Jupiter in Makati, One World Deli carries a selection of fine, fresh foods. Everything from locally made juices to imported pantry staples and fresh meats are available. There's also a bakery and restaurant inside where customers can dine in or try some of their delicious desserts sourced from local bakers. In many ways, One World Deli is a culmination of all things fine from around the bustling Makati city area.
A familiar neighbourhood deli for those living in Salcedo village, Cartel serves a fantastic selection of cold cuts, cheeses, chocolates, and more. Local farm, Pinkie's, also distributes milk and butter through Cartel. Check out their selection as you enjoy a sip of aromatic coffee for breakfast at this Salcedo village stop.