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Deli Meats

Deli meats are precooked or cured meats served cold. They are often sliced and eaten together with a deli salad.

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Service Deli Pickled Pork 1kg
Service Deli Pickled Pork 1kg


From $15.99

Spacebar Chorizo Vegan Salami Sticks 40g
Tonzu Organic Vegetarian Herb Sausage 300g
Ahia Smoked Blue Moki 200g
Ahia Smoked Blue Moki 200g


From $12.00

Butchery Bacon Hocks 1kg
Butchery Bacon Hocks 1kg


From $7.49

Service Deli Meatloaf 1kg
Service Deli Meatloaf 1kg


From $7.95

Tegel Chicken Shredded Sweet Chilli 100g
Tegel Meal Maker Free Range Chicken Sliced 250g
Hellers Ham Shaved Honey Baked 100g
Hellers Ham Shaved Honey Baked 100g


From $4.20

Hellers Ham Shaved Champagne Leg 100g
Pieter's Spicy Paprika Biersticks 150g
Farmland Just Cut Silverside Corned 100g
Jack Link's Original Beef Jerky
Ahia Smoked Gemfish 200g
Ahia Smoked Gemfish 200g


From $12.00

Tegel Meal Maker Chicken Sliced Roast 300g
Jack Link's Original Beef Stick 12g
Jack Link's Original Beef Stick 12g


From $0.90

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Deli Meats Buying Guide

Whether they're in a sandwich, or on a platter or pizza, deli meats are deliciously popular. Shaved ham or chicken, sliced salami-style meats, and even beer sticks, are much-loved because of their taste and versatility.

Buying deli meat sliced right in front of you e.g. ham or beef, is a great way to go. The meat from whole cuts is as close to natural as you can get, with less additives and preservatives. Of course, deli meats carved in front of you might be more expensive than pre-prepared products, something to consider if you're on a budget.

Pre-packaged meats are an affordable and practical option, as they're processed to extend their shelf life, certainly when compared to the stuff you buy at the deli counter. Health and animal welfare should be what you look for in this respect. Many brands are now animal-friendly and free range, while some promote themselves as healthier options, e.g. low-fat turkey breast, or reduced-salt. 

Many deli meats contain sizeable amounts of salt, and this is often down to necessity. For example, most pressed meats have the preservative sodium nitrite to prevent bacterial growth. Fat is also a large component in deli meats because it adds flavour. As with a lot of the foods you eat, deli meats are fine in moderation. Ask the deli assistant what is in the meat, or check the label if you're buying pre-packaged products, for full nutritional information.

Deli meats are fine as a treat. As long as you use some common sense, then go ahead and enjoy. Some of that common sense includes using the less is more approach when adding high-fat meat to meals, or not over-seasoning dishes when you have deliciously salty deli meats as an ingredient.