Mediterranean Wholesalers is a Sydney Road staple. After starting life as a milk bar in 1941, it moved onto wholesaling in the 70s. Devotees flock here for everything from saucepans and ceramic donkeys to canned beans and cleaning products. It’s like the Costco of Italian imported goods – it has it all, and you can buy in bulk.
The pasta aisle stretches for days and is stocked with every shape and colour you could imagine. Pasta in the shape of your ear? No problem. Ribbon pasta with multi-coloured stripes? Go crazy. Or grab a traditional hand-crank pasta machine and have a go yourself.
The deli holds serious specialties such as San Daniele prosciutto, capocollo, bresaola and loads of Italian cheeses. There are even aisles dedicated to Italian wines and liquors you haven’t seen since your teenage Contiki tour – meloncello anyone? Grab a trolley and plan to spend quite some time here.