Smith Street Alimentari is a destination that is part deli, cafe and food store.
With limited seating and very little active floor service, choose from the ready-made meals, daily lunch specials and provisions lining the shelves and fridges to take away.
For lunch, $16.50 will get you a portion of meat with your choice of hot or cold sides such as salads, wilted cavolo nero or roasted spuds. Maybe the pork roast with applesauce in a hot panini from Baker D. Chirico; or choose from savoury offerings made in-house including arancini, Cornish pasties or sausage rolls.
Open until 7pm, you can pick up ready made meals for dinner; or get dinner started with a packet of handmade pasta or pizza dough.
A comprehensive range of condiments are there too: farro, salts, stocks, wine, oils; and a dairy section stocked with cheeses and housemade anchovy and herb butters.
Smith Street Alimentari also offers fine coffee and a sweet section of cakes, tarts and Lebanese pastries.