Many Manitobans know De Luca’s as a grocery store and go-to for authentic Italian food; after all, it has been “Winnipeg’s Gourmet Retailer” since 1968! The company initially opened as a grocery store with a small restaurant, featuring delicious Italian fare. Today, it has grown to include much more.
De Luca’s Specialty Foods includes several operations: catering, grocery, prepared foods, a restaurant, event facility and cooking classes, wholesale, and coffee roasting – all while remaining a family owned- and -operated business!
De Luca’s store on Portage Avenue houses a variety of foods, with a focus on Italian fare. They make their own products and even have their own label, De Luca Brand, of traditional Italian products like marinated eggplant, artichokes, tomatoes, roasted peppers, sun dried tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, coffee and espresso, and much more! The store’s deli is home to a butcher shop, which carries a variety of house-made sausages.
If you’re looking for a quick meal or appetizers, De Luca’s can help you with that too! Their Tavola Calda Prepared Foods Section is full of both hot and cold items made from scratch and ready to take home. The menu changes daily, and includes mains and side dishes. Don’t forget about the in-store bakery; whether you’re looking for bread to top with their bruschetta mix or some sweet pastries, you will not be disappointed!
De Luca’s is located at 950 Portage Avenue in Winnipeg, and their wholesale division is on McPhillips Street. Click here for a list of products and where to find them.