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Calle 50 and 77 in San Francisco. Edificio Topacio
Phone 300-2071 / 300-2072
Type: Spanish Cuisine, Tapas
Whether you are a resident or visitor of Panama City, Grand Deli-Gourmet, one of the most exciting gastronomic destinations in this Central American metropolis, is a Spanish food lover’s dream.
At six o’clock, when the traffic congestion is probably most intense in Calle 50 in Panamá City, some vehicles make a detour for a delicatessen pause that takes them to Deli-Gourmet. A full parking lot and entrance doors that open constantly place consumers inside a true shopping paradise for the foods from Spain. Few establishments have so many shelves where Spanish products have such a high prominence, which converts Deli-Gourmet almost in a mini-Spanish foods supermarket.
Deli-Gourmet is a chain of several delicatessen stores, where products are on display, and can be tasted at a deli section. The company imports some items, but the sales at its stores are not restricted to those of its own portfolio. From sweet to savory, from fresh to canned, from packed to frozen, at Deli-Gourmet, one stop can help complete a thorough meal and even a whole dinner menu.
Seafood flavors, olives, Ibérico products, chocolate or water are some categories within a vast list that does not require refrigeration and includes Chocolates Valor, seafood preserves Conservas Calvo or Bonito del Norte Lorca, productos Isabel, legumes from La Asturiana and pre-cooked recipes like fabada asturiana, meatballs or lentils with chorizo sausage, piquillo peppers Bajamar, Fragata olives, or Helios fried tomato.
On the Ibérico products and sausage trails, Deli-Gourmet has salchichón ibérico, chorizo sausages, Serrano ham, Iberian air dried loin from acorn fed pig, dried chorizo, Cantimpalo and even pata negra ham from an array of brands like Casademont, Julián Martín, Coren, Redondo Iglesias. Some sheep-milk cheeses like Rocinante are also on display.
Deli-Gourmet also carries various frozen seafood products form Pescanova, and other complements like Aguas de Mondariz, olive oil and Sherry vinegar from Crismona, and, of course, also a cute selection of Spanish wines.
Across its various locations, the stores open seven days a week. Grand Deli Gourmet has locales in San Francisco, Obarrio, Dorado, Costa del Este, Buenaventura and Albrook.