Located in the heart of Mount Eden village, this special delicatessen provides a feast for all the senses from its beautiful, fresh food to the shelves stocked with an eye-popping array of top quality products suitable to all tastes.


At ESSENTIAL deli, we strive to source only the best tasting, top quality ingredients and products for you because, we know, food is as important to you as it is us. We have options to suit all of our customers dietary needs and if you see a gap in our selection, please let us know! We are always happy to trial something new. The team here are all ethically minded so, in keeping with our values, we only use free range eggs, bacon, ham and chicken in all of our food.


ESSENTIAL deli uses Millers Organic Coffee beans in our coffee to enable you to kick-start (or help continue) your day in the best possible way. Couple that with a brioche, sweet or savoury muffins or one of our other delectable savouries and you’re on your way.


For a lunch on the go, we have a wide and varied selection of sandwiches, hot gourmet pies, fresh salads and meals that you can take away with you or sit down at the deli and just watch the world go by. Many of our meals are geared towards solo or family evening meals so let us think about what your having for dinner so you don’t have to!


For specially crafted, bespoke catering for an event - ESSENTIAL deli can prepare a plethora of options to tempt your taste buds while fitting in with your needs and budget. Please visit our catering page for more details on what we can do for you.


Hand-picked products, a friendly and helpful staff, a relaxed but interesting atmosphere all contributes to ESSENTIAL deli being, not just a store but, a destination.