UPDATE July 2014: Russian Delight is open in a brand new shop in Burleigh, at the front of their factory. We look forward to visiting and updating our photos very soon!
As a providore and supplier, Russian Delight specialises in Russian, German, Polish and Hungarian smallgoods. The shop houses large refrigerated displays filled with smoked meats such as a range of salamis, smoked and paprika coated spek; continental dairy products such as buttermilk and specialty cheeses; horseradish, sauerkraut, herring and other pickled products; and Russian pastas such as pierogi and vareniki. These are complemented by shelves of other European packaged grocery items including biscuits and fondue mixes.
Customers travel long distances to stock up on smallgoods from this store. My personal favourites are the garlic chicken salami, knackwurst sausage and the wood-smoked chicken, all of which are produced daily in the Russian Delight factory at Burleigh Heads, adjoining the retail outlet. Like all their other handmade products, these meats are all natural and preservative free. Freshly knackwurst (smoked pork sausage) is a smooth moist melt in your mouth delight, the light hint of smoke lingering on your tongue after the sausage has dissolved. It’s absolutely addictive! Already cooked, you can boil for a couple of minutes before eating, or fry. This meat is so different to an Aussie barbeque, it’s easy to see why Europeans take a whole sausage for lunch on a daily basis. But would one be enough?
With its combination of artful European window decoration, its aroma of hand-smoked meat and its carefully arranged displays, this shop truly is a Russian delight!
Unit 1, 35A Ern Harley Drive, Burleigh Heads Ph: 07 5593 4447 Mob. 0412 120 635