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IMPORT STORES AND DELIS

1. Home Bargains

16/6a Mohideen Terrace, Ward Palce, Colombo 07 | Opening Hours: 9am-9pm (Closed 12.30-1.30pm on Fridays)) | 076 355 2927
Home Bargains shop and delivery service has been a game changer in the Colombo scene. They go out of their way to put the customer first, not only carefully thinking about their ranges but also by not charging extortionate prices. They have a huge variety of products which are well displayed, and they have a fantastic baby and child section. If you can’t find something you so desperately miss, they will be happy to order it in for you. They stock products from the UK, USA, Australia, Italy, Germany and France.

2. Park Street Gourmet

33b Park St, Colombo 02 | Opening Hours: 9am-9pm | 0114 333 505
A beautifully designed shop which is a pleasure to shop in; they have a good selection of cheeses, fish, Australian meat, Italian pastas, bread, sauces. They also have an affiliated app: Zip Sip, which you can use to order to your doorstep. Wine that spontaneously appears, we don’t think it can get much better.

3. Food for Thought

20 Flower Rd, Colombo 03 | Opening Hours: 9am-9pm | 076 347 6688
They’ve got a small but perfectly formed, good selection of cured meats. They stock Maybury meats, and sometimes you can find fresh blueberries there. Great selection of olive oil and condiments too. They also stock fresh bread from the Bakers Choice.

4. The Sausage Shop

125 Fife Rd, Colombo 05 | Opening Hours: 10am-6pm  | 0112 599 585
Digby is a very talented man who has brought the common sausage to life. He does variations of pork, chicken and beef sausage. They have a high meat content and are not filled with nasties. Most days you will see him preparing the sausages himself and it’s always worth chatting to him. These are proper sausages that deserve a delicious onion gravy and mash with them! He also does these incredible North African lamb sausages, known as ‘merguez.’ Quick, jump in your car or walk and burn off calories getting there so the sausages taste even better.

5. Dolce Italia

5 Skelton Rd, Colombo 05 | Opening Hours: 7am-11pm | 0112 559 900
The deli selection at Dolce Italia only gets better and better. They have a good range of pasta and other Italian products, the best fresh tomatoes and oranges in the whole of Colombo and parmesan cheese. You can also pick up fresh bread here from Bread.lk. Dolce Italia are extremely clever and have seen the gap in the market for homemade ready-made meals. They sell  pizza, pate and others,  that are all  store-made and delicious, making life a lot easier.

6. Baguette Bakery & Cafe

62 Havelock Rd, Colombo 05 (In Pho Vietnam) | Opening Hours: 8am-7pm | 0777 002 922
They are most famous for their bread and croissant, but they stock a good selection of cheese, cured meats and scrumptious jams and mustards. They also have delectable croque monsieur. T&T have always loved Nathalie and her team for what they have done for baking in Colombo. Their products are outstanding and excellent for parties. They have just launched a new Café in Mount Lavinia and in Pho Vietnam in Rosemead place, which is worth checking out.  Wherever you live they have you covered because they also deliver on Uber Eats.

7. Maybury Fine Foods

14a, 2nd Lane, Nawala Road, Rajagiriya | 077 027 1638
An excellent place to order your Australian meat from. They do tenderloin, ribeye, mince, lamb, salmon. They also bring in fresh products like asparagus, fresh berries, portobello mushrooms. This is the place to go to if you need special things. Obviously prepare yourself for the price tag.

8. Macmart

31/5 Sea Ave, Colombo 03 | Opening Hours: 10am-11.00pm | 076 538 9194
This place is the definition of Aladdin’s cave; it has a HUGE range of sweets and chocolates and other import goodies. You must search, and it seems to be heaving with over enthusiastic helpers, but it’s a good place to go for your chocolate and sweet fixes.

9. Bake It Yourself

245c Galle Road, Colombo 05 | Opening Hours: 9.30am – 6pm (they close at 4pm on Sundays) | 0117 446 609
A baker’s shopping paradise- they have a fantastic range of products at reasonable prices. Anything you are looking for, baking wise, you are likely to find here.

10. Oceanpick

20 Shady Grove Ave, Colombo 08 | Opening Hours: 8am-5pm | 071 122 8228
This is not technically a deli or an import store, but they are worth the mention. They do amazing barramundi fish. You can order fillets with skin on or off, the whole fish etc. Their deliveries come in great packaging. We really recommend this place for your white fish.

11. Purely Wholesome Living

133/30 Ramsay Gardens, Nawala Road, Colombo 05| Opening Hours 9am-5pm 0772 516 762 | 076 886 4133
Fahim has an excellent supply of antibiotic-free meats and other goodies. They deliver to you and are worth trying for your meats.

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