Specialty Greek Stockists (Aus)

In becoming (almost) Greek, I have discovered some amazing Greek owned and run stores. I'll be continually reviewing and adding to my listings.  If you are a store, restaurant or taverna owner and you would like me to add you to the listing below  - or if you are a reader and you have any ideas you would like me to add, I happily welcome all new delicious discoveries. Please email me or leave a comment below. 
***So far, my listings cover Sydney and Melbourne. If you live in another Australian state and have some great Greek specialty stores, please let me know!

Delicatessen’s and wine merchants (Sydney)
Alpha’s Food Store
238 Castlereagh St
Mon-Fri, 7.30am-5pm 
Alpha’s food store offers a broad selection of artisan Greek products featuring premium honeys, traditional pastas, beautiful preserves and regional olive oils. Freshly brewed Greek coffee and Will & Co Espresso are available all day to be enjoyed takeaway or with any of Alpha’s pastries or traditional Greek cakes and biscuits.
Danas Fine Foods Deli
16 Illawarra Road
Mon-Sat, 8am-5pm
A Marrickville institution, Dana's offers a quality range of classic Greek staples from tangy goat and sheep feta cheese to homemade red wine vinegar. In recent years a cafe was also added which serves traditional Greek food.
Earlwood Growers' Market
Shop 1, 12-16 Clarke St
Mon-Fri, 7am – 7pm
Sat & Sun, 7am – 6pm
A Grocer which stocks a great range of Greek products including cheeses, olive oils and more. In season, this grocer also stocks trays of beautiful zucchini flowers and fresh, trimmed vine leaves.
Earlwood Wines
285 Homer Street
Mon-Sat, 8am-5pm
Earlwood Wines is not just wines - it has a huge selection of produce, both Greek and Australian from olives and legumes to cheeses and oils including the very excellent Minos brand olive oil. Their homemade dips are the best - the taramasalata is delicious (just like your Ma makes) and the artichoke dip is equally divine. The freezer section is a treasure trove of Greek imports from Bougatsa to Tiropita's  - perfect to stash in your freezer for when unexpected family drop in or when a day out with friends turns into drinks and nibbles at your place. The wine selection of the store is also phenomenal. It is rather difficult to purchase good Greek wines from Sydney's chain store bottle shops. However, Earlwood Wines has an excellent number to choose from. If you are going for a super traditional souvlaki cook up in the garden or chargrilling an octopus, then you might like to try some Retsina. Although make sure it is well chilled before serving – it’s the only way to have it! There are also some beautiful dessert wines to choose from an outstanding range of spirits from Metaxa brandy through to a range of ouzos.
Lamia Super Deli
278 Marrickville Road
Mon-Fri, 7am-7pm
Sat, 7am-5pm
Absolutely jam packed with a very colourful assortment of quality Greek style produce, Lamia Super Deli has everything you need to rustle up a quick round of emergency mezedes. They offer a wonderful range of Greek cheeses, salt cod, vine leaves, okra in tomato sauce, dips and (industrial) sized tins of giant beans. The real highlight is the most amazing array of olives. There is also plenty on offer for those with a sweet tooth with a huge array of spoon sweets and the classic vanilla or mastic flavoured fondant - used to make the childhood favourite, "submarine" - a huge spoonful of sweet vanilla dunked into ice cold water.
Mr Liquor Ramsgate
213 Ramsgate Road
 (02) 9529 5740
Mon-Sat 8am - 9pm 
Sun 10am - 8pm
A good range of Greek wines including Assyrtiko from Santorini and a variety of good Xinomavro wines. They also sell two Greek beer brands - Mythos and (when there has been a shipment in) Fix.
The Oak Barrel
152 Elizabeth St,
Sydney Ph: (02) 9264 3022
Mon-Sat, 11am–8pm
A small but premium range of Greek wines, include some organic and biodynamic wines. Stock levels depend on current shipments.
Olympic Continental Delicatessen & Butchery
38/40 Bankstown City Plaza
Bankstown NSW 2200
Ph: (02) 9790 1669
Olympic Deli & Butcher is one of Bankstown's oldest businesses trading since 1956. Owner Peter Karpouzis, still works in his store and continues to smoke his own smallgoods today. Olympic has everything from halva to chilli dried sausages – best of all is the service, they love a chat here!
Sam’s MFC Supermarket
455 Gardners Road
(02) 9669 6136
Mon – Sat, 7.30am – 7.30pm
Sam’s MFC Supermarket, on Gardner’s Road in the Sydney is an emporium filled with Middle Eastern and Greek delights. From the amazing "olive buffet" to the help yourself barrel of vine leaves, you can find most Greek pantry essentials and even cooking utensils at this superb supermarket.
Superbarn Sans Souci
24 - 544 Rocky Point Road
Sans Souci
Mon – Sun 7am -10pm
A small, concentrated range of Greek staples from Chocolates and spoon sweets, through to pasta, vine leaves and more. Superbarn Liquor, next door to Superbarn has also started to stock a few Greek wines including a number of Xinomavro blends from Alpha, as well as a range of reasonably priced wines from the Lafazanis winery.

Delicatessen’s and wine merchants (Melbourne)
Athena Delicatessen
Oakleigh Market
12 Chester St
Athena Deli would have to been my favourite place for Greek supplies in Melbourne, not least because the Gourgoulis family have Zakynthian and Peloponesian connections - just like my Greek family. Athena Deli has a huge selection of Greek products – from olives and rice through to cheeses and oils.  Similar to Earlwood Wines in Sydney, they stock Greek brands of rice including Carolina as well as good frozen imports such as Greek artichoke hearts and okra. The best find here (for my mind) is the Dodoni Yoghurt, which is flown in fortnightly from Greece – closely followed by the Epiros Goat’s feta.
28 Portman Street
Ph: (03) 9939 1995
Specialties include imported nuts, dips and a smorgasbord of cheeses. There is also a large range of frozen spinach and cheese pastries from Greece on offer, as well as sweets such as Greek chocolate.
Big Vic Deli
Shop 25-28, Dairy Hall
Queen Victoria Market,
cnr Victoria and Elizabeth streets, Melbourne
Ph: 03 9328 1633
A Dairy Hall fixture for more than 45 years, renowned for its sheep's milk kefalograviera cheese, loukaniko sausages and pastourma and house-marinated olives.
Colossus Supermarket
6-8 Stutt Ave
(03) 9857 9971
Traditional store stocking everything from fresh yoghurt and Halloumi to dolmades and giant baked beans.
Hellenic Deli
Shop 39-40 Deli Hall
Queen Victoria Market,
cnr Victoria and Elizabeth streets, Melbourne
 (03) 9326 5319
Hellenic Deli is a family owned business that has been operating for over 40 years. Main lines include Extra Virgin Olive Oils, Greek Olives, Wild Oregano, Dips and more.
Laikon Deli
324 Bridge Rd
Ph: (03) 9428 8495
Laikon Delicatessen has been operating since 1976. Since then, Laikon has grown from being a family run deli, to a café and catering business.

Online stores and premium products (deliver nationally)
Homer St
For lovers of fine food and rich culture, Homer St brings you a range of exquisite food products and hampers made in Greece and delivered across Australia. The products we have carefully selected from all over Greece are a true celebration of the beauty of Greek gastronomy and the people who have brought it artfully into today's kitchens. Homer St is dedicated to stocking products of the highest quality - natural, simple, made by hand, good for you and good for your family.
The Saffron Lady
The Saffron Lady brings Greece’s Krokus Kozanis beautiful saffron products to the Australian market. Krokus Kozanis is synonymous with premium quality, natural products and the Saffron Lady offers pure organic saffron and a range of divinely aromatic teas. The cinnamon and saffron tea is a big favourite in our household.
The absolute best Greek olive you can find here in Australia. Elion is a protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the Greek region of Messinia. Elion ‘Agourelio’ Extra Virgin Olive Oil has a distinct aroma, colour and fresh, peppery flavour. It is quite simply the best olive I have tasted – it is just like being at an olive press during harvest time in Greece. 


Patisseries, bakers + gelato and sweet treats  (Sydney)
Trianon Cakes 
289 Homer Street
Earlwood NSW 2206
(02) 9558 3347
Hours: daily from 7am
Right next door to Earlwood Wines on Homer Street in Earlwood is the fantastic Trianon Cakes. This small bakery has possibly the most delicious olive bread in Sydney, packed with big juicy kalamata olives, sweet onions and dill. Come Easter time, you can also pick up a range of colour dyes for your traditional eggs and you can also select a beautiful candle for your godchild to use during Easter celebrations.
The G Bakehouse
2/331 Gardeners Rd
Fantastic baker in Rosebery making savoury and sweet Greek pitas and more. Also operates as a small café with lunch specials (salad and a slice of pita) plus coffee and breakfast treats. Their bread also has the traditional Greek touch.
Yianni's Bakery
112 Railway Parade
Kogarah NSW 2217
(02) 9588 6142
Pass by Yianni's bakery on a weekday morning and you will always find a large line of local's trailing  out the door. Yianni's offers a range of delicious traditional breads from Lagana, a lightly leavened bread showered with sesames which is eaten at Easter time to my absolute favourite - traditional olive bread. If you are heading to Yianni's be sure to get there early... with the regular local following they are often sold out of olive bread by lunch time!!
Princess Cakes
49 Rocky Point Road
Kogarah (02) 9553 6877
Open 7 days
Just down the road from Parea Greek Taverna is the wonderful Princess Cakes. This shop has a huge array of traditional Greek biscuits and desserts. One of my favourites are the chocolate dipped orange and honey macaroons (melomakarona) and the fantastic mustokolouria which have a distinctive taste of grape must - taken from pressed grapes and a hint of cinnamon. You can also pop in and pick up a huge tray of fresh loukoumades - the Greek version of a doughnut, drenched in honey syrup with a dusting of cinnamon.
Prestige Patisserie
4 Jubilee Avenue
(02) 9587 3437
Like the sign out the front of the shop advertises - Prestige Patisserie have everything from Bougatsa (a delicious  a warm vanilla custard wrapped in filo pastry and sprinkled with icing sugar) to Paximadia (similar to Italian biscotti and often filled with aniseed and walnuts). They also have a great range of more savoury Greek pastry - such as the classic tiropita (cheese pies).
Tim’s Products
407 Enmore Road
(02) 9557 5877
Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm
Sat, 8am - 2.30pm
Run by the warm and welcoming Chris and Mary Theodoridis, Tim Products has a huge range of traditional Greek sweets, biscuits and pastries - which even come in large kilo boxes and fantastic huge foil trays.  My mother in law often buys a kilo of their delicious Kourambiedes (crescent shaped shortbread with toasted almonds doused in icing sugar) when she is visiting friends - or around Christmas time. Tim Products also have a divine Galaktoboureko (a milky, creamy custard filled crisp, crunchy pastry), mini baklava as well as lots of savoury pastries such as the classic spanokopita.
Hellenic Bakery
371 Illawarra Road         
Ph: 9559 2701
Open daily, 5.30am-7pm
Another Marrickville institution, the Hellenic Bakery has a wonderful assortment of traditional Greek breads, biscuits and pastries. A particular favourite are the sesame rings you find on every street corner in Greece and traditional Greek breads such as karveli (a sourdough). Come Easter time - this is also the place to get your whole lamb, which has been slowly cooked with lemon, garlic and rigani.
Pagoto Gelato and Waffle House
301 Victoria Road
The most wonderful Greek flavoured gelato - think creamy, thick Greek yoghurt with honey and walnuts, Kourambiedes & Galaktoboureko - and Mr K's favourite everytime: feta and watermelon.
Athena Cake Shop 
412 Illawarra Road
A family-owned business established in 1974 acclaimed for traditional Greek sweets and contemporary cakes.
Greek Cakes by Eleni
914 Anzac Parade
Plenty of traditional favourites and Cypriot specialties including ricotta folds - layers of crisp filo wrapped around mizithra cheese, sprinkled with cinnamon and drizzled with syrup.

Patisseries, bakers + gelato and sweet treats (Melbourne)
Sweet Greek
Shop 702, Prahran Market
163 Commercial Road
South Yarra
03 9826 0608
The beautiful Kathy Tsaples (of cookbook fame) offers delicious take-home meals and sweets at the Prahran Market. You'll find divine  syrup-drenched walnut cake to rustic cabbage rolls, as well as an assortment of cheese, olives, dips and grocery items.
17–21 Eaton Mall
03 9568 3358
Vanilla offers everything - from Greek sweets and pastries to generously portioned main dishes ranging from chargrilled octopus to spanakopita.
Nikos Oakleigh Quality Cakes
25/27 Portman St
Founded by Nick and Tass Poupouzas in 1987, Nikos has been a longtime staple of the Oakleigh cafe scene and offers a range of traditional Greek sweets and biscuits to classic main meals such as yemista.

Butchers & Fishmongers  (Sydney)
Illawarra Meat Market
368 Illawarra Road
Ph: 9558 5473
Mon-Fri, 7am-5pm
Sat, 6.30am-12.30pm
Across the road from the Hellenic bakery, the Illawarra Meat Market offers a great range of high quality meat - and some specialties including spicy Cypriot sausages and loukaniko  (traditional Greek style country sausages) -  flavoured with chilli, leeks and orange rind. If you are a fan of the 5th quarter - try the kokoretsi, a traditional Greek Easter rotisserie dish made up of the organ meat from the lamb and bound its intestines. You can also place an order for baby goats for your home spit - or oven.
J&V Quality Meats
6 Clarke Ln
Ph:(02) 9558 8080
J&V Quality Meats offer Greek souvlaki, kondosouvli, lamb and pig on the spit, traditional Christmas Hams and more. M&P reader Patricia says, “Vera, the owner, has lived in Earlwood for most of her life and owns and operates her butcher shop in Earlwood for the same number of years. She knows the community inside and out.”
The Souvlaki Boys
 179 Marrickville Rd
Ph: (02) 9560 3549
The Alepidis family has over 20 years of experience in Souvlaki business and their pork souvlaki is the best. The store also stocks a range other Greek products from poultry to pasta, herbs, spices and oils.
Mick’s Meats
380 New Canterbury Rd
Dulwich Hill
Traditional, old school neighbour butcher in Dulwich Hill.
A&K Meats and Deli
Rockdale Plaza
1 Rockdale Plaza Dr
A&K produce their own range of cured and smoked meats and meat products, together with a selection of gourmet and European style sausages.
Faros Brothers
34 Buckley St
Faros Brothers fish markets are an institution among the Sydney Greek community. Selling prawns, lobster, scallops, mussels, calamari, oysters and whole fish, they open from 7am – 6pm weekdays, 7am – 5pm Saturday and 8am – 5pm Sunday.
Marrickville Seafood
187 Marrickville Rd
(02) 9550 0277
The sign out front loudly boasts “ελληνικο ψαραδικο” and has been a longstanding Marrickville stalwart. Fresh seafood is available and you can also pick up cooked seafood to go.

Butchers & Fishmongers (Melbourne)
O’Psaras on Portman
2  Portman Street
(03) 9569 7946
The place to buy your fish in Melbourne – the freshest, line caught seafood on offer.
Limnos Butchers
34 Portman St
Oakleigh VIC
You’ll see the baby lamb and goat’s heading out the door for spits at home. Limnos Butchers' gyros meat  lamb, pork or chicken are also highly regarded.  

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