Balaclava Street in Brisbane’s Woollongabba deserves it’s own post.
It’s home to three of THE best places to buy eatie goodies in Brisbane – Banneton Bakery, All India Foods, and, possibly my favourite shop in Brisbane, Pennisi Cuisine.
Actually, each of these three shops deserve their own posts.
Owned and run by the Pennisi family since 1977, Pennisi Cuisine is one of the best places in Brisbane to go to buy goodies from countries including Mexico, Spain, Greece, Italy, the Middle East and more.
However, it was none of these that attracted me initially. My love affair started when I noticed the sign on the front wall stating 177 Varieties of International Cheeses. I don’t think I even realised there were that many different cheeses.
Now I’ve never counted whether or not they do stock 177 different types, but they certainly have always had everything I have wanted, including local favourites Olympus and Pandelyssi. As well as cheese from Bulgaria, Italy, Holland, USA, Spain and beyond.
As well as cheese they have a well stocked deli with olives, sausage, dips, fish; a range of locally baked breads; coffee; pasta and sauce; multiple types of Tabasco and other chilli sauces, including tins of chipotle in adobo sauce (my fave); utensils – go here if you want a tortilla press; oils, vinegars and spices.
If Balaclava Street also had a good greengrocer and butcher, there would be no need to shop anywhere else.
If you’re in Brisbane and you haven’t yet visited Pennisi Cuisine, just do yourself a favour and pop along.
Disclaimer: This is not a paid or sponsored post, I just love this place and thought it fitting to include as part of my blog-a-day challenge. As I could happily go there every day.