For any readers that are in Davao, there is a new place where you can find a decent selection of foreign style foods to choose from. The place is called “Gourmet Deli” and is located on Governor Sales Street, just outside Chimes Mall in Uyangaren, Davao City. The place is very similar to another well known “Deli” here in town, featuring many of the exact same products, even the same brand. The thing is, that at the Gourmet Deli, the price is about half of the other Deli on most items. When I hear other expats talk about the other, un-named “Deli” in town, everybody likes their stuff, but the complaint is always that the prices are high. If this is your feeling, you might want to check out Gourmet Deli next time you are in that part of town.
Like I said, they have a selection of deli type items, mostly imported from Europe. Cookies, biscuits, sun dried tomatoes, wine and other types of items. They have a meat counter too with cuts of US beef, lamb, turkeys, many varieties of sausages, many cheeses and even some imported fish as well. The selection of many products there is somewhat limited, but I feel that if they can generate some business there, over the long term they will increase their selection to feature at least the same things at the other deli in town.