One of the original ethnic providores on the coast, Mt Lebanon Deli began in 2002 and moved to its present premises in 2004. It’s one of the standout delis on the southern end of the Gold Coast, and with a wholesale and retail running from this storefront, it’s a mecca for foodies throughout the coast. The store stocks Middle Eastern groceries and specialty foods, such as syrups and cordials made from sour cherry, tamarind, rosewater and orange blossom, pickles and a large range of halva. There are huge bins of spices, dried noodles, legumes and beans, za’atar in smaller bags, wood coal for your cooker and even fresh figs. Many people travel here to purchase the olive oil soap which contains no chemicals or additives. There are so many wonderful ingredients to inspire the home chef, with vegetarian and halal well catered for.
On your way out be sure to purchase some of the delicacies freshly made by the owners: falafel and samosas, macadamia pesto, hummus and baba ganoush or maybe some Lebanese sweets: kourabiedes (almond shortbread), baklava, semolina cake or fresh Turkish delight to finish your meal. Your questions about Middle Eastern food will be graciously answered and you will be served with a gracious smile.
2241 Gold Coast Highway, Nobby Beach Ph: 07 5578 5101
Open: Mon – Fri 10.30am – 6pm; Sat 1o.30am – 4pm