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Platters & More Deli

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by Neil Follett (subscribe)
I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
Published August 31st 2021
Go Gourmet - Go Platters & More

This newly opened deli at Lilydale Market Place is a haven for foodies.

deli shop
Outside view.

Think deli and you immediately think meats and small goods. One refrigerated display offered over thirty different salamis. Wild boar, duck and kangaroo are just three!

The salami selection

More meats.

You can also get frankfurts, gourmet sausages, kabana and lots more.

Many frankfurts.

If cheese is your thing, you will be in cheese heaven. Dozens of varieties including French Goats, Esrom, Australian Parmesan, King Island Roaring Forties Blue and many others I had never heard of. They even cater for my conservative taste for cheddar.

Say cheese.

It is a well laid out shop with many stand-alone shelves containing a huge range of goodies. The first one encountered is full of pasta. I countered over 20 different varieties, many I have not heard of. Casaresta, Conchiglioni, Strozzapretti, and Casarejie, just to name four. You will also find pasta sauce to go with them.

Plenty of pasta.

I counted thirteen different varieties of vinegar. Sure beats white, brown or malt. Pure Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil was a new product to me, but Mr. Google tells me it is a healthy alternative to similar products.


Even more.

Styrian pumpkin seed oil
Styrian pumpkin seed oil.

Many sauces are available. I noted Bearnaise, Malaysian Satay, Black Bean, Peri-peri and many many more. Apart from sauces, there were mustards and mayonnaises.

Sauce department.

Jams, pickled onions, pickled walnuts and other more exotic conserves adorn the many shelves at Platters and More.

More goodies.

For coffee lovers, I counted ten different freshly roasted beans. Jazz, Columbian, Mexican and Mon Ami were just four. What enjoyment it would be trying them all.

For coffee lovers.

Platters and More is a family-owned and run local business in Lilydale. Katie told me that they try to source their products locally as much as possible.

Family members Katie and brother Mitchell.

Katie also said that all their meats are sliced when ordered and that their customers liked that. She also remarked that during the COVID-19 lockdown, business has been good as many people were eating at home instead of eating out.

Deli interior
Many customers.

So far I've written about the "and more." What about the Platters? When I visited, Katie was busily making up an order for platters. The two I saw were a cheese platter and their deli platter.

making platters
Katie preparing a platter.

Cheese platter.
Cheese platter, priced from $60-00.

deli platter
The deli platter, priced from $75-00.

The platters come in a crush proof cardboard box with a see through lid. After seeing the finished platters, I immediately thought, "What a fantastic gift they would make."

Katie putting the final touches to a freshly made platter..

A large refrigerated unit houses ready to cook pizzas and pizza bases and a multitude of other goodies.

Refrigerated unit and pizzas.

You can get the normal range of standard deli items, including my favourite - bacon, plus, literally hundreds of other items.

Deli interior
More products.

Deli interior
More customers.

I pass by Platters and More almost every day and very rarely are there no customers in the shop.

Deli interior
Always busy.

Platters and More certainly lives up to its name!

deli sign.
Where you should be.

Go gourmet go Platters & More.
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Why? You won't be disappointed.
When: Mon-Wed. 9.00am-5.30 pm. Thurs & Fri 9.00am-6-00pm. Sat 9.00am-5.30pm. Sun 10-00am-4.00pm.
Phone: 9739 4762
Where: Lilydale Market Place. Melways map: 38. E.5.
Cost: Competitive
Your Comment
It would be an understatement to say that place is jam packed and the platters look to be very generous and tasty.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|9535) 95 days ago
What a delicious looking shop. Will certainly be visiting them when the 5km finishes! Thanks for sharing with us.
by don_t (score: 1|23) 96 days ago
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