For 20 years now Sabato has been introducing gourmet goods from Italy, France and Spain to New Zealand palates. There is constantly something happening in the showroom with monthly cooking classes by some of the country’s best chefs and ‘meet the maker’ events offering the chance to meet suppliers and taste their products.
On Saturdays and Sundays drop by for free cooking demonstrations where you can watch one of the staff cook a dish from start to finish, taste test the result and take the recipe and ingredients home to try for yourself.
Products and specialities
Our selection is a treasure trove of inspiration for foodies, with a focus on Italian, Spanish and French products, and a selection of quality NZ items.
Pasta, olive oil, balsamic, cured meat & cheeses, chocolate, olives, crackers, rice and more...
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Came here for their little market day, was great! These guys specialise in beautiful food/ingredients sourced from countries such as Italy and Spain. Selection in the store itself is impressive. Cured meats, olives, lemoncello and so much more. The little market day was fun, they had some stalls outside the store, these provided tasters of some of the products. If you need some good ingredients for your recipes, you will find authentic, quality items here.
This is such a cool shop! Better if you’re rich, but even the monetarily challenged like me can find something reasonable… or at least it’s great fun to browse. I went on a Sunday and they had samples out of just about everything. Perfect place to buy fancy chocolates (try cudie catanies, holy goodness!!) or the ingredients for a posh dinner party.
What an incredible place! The staff are always so friendly and encouraging to try new things. I love that so many products are on display to sample before you purchase - it really does, unfortunately, mean I often find new things I simply have to have in my pantry that I was previously unaware of. This is a foodies paradise and an amazing place to go if you are catering for special guests or a dinner party. Most taken by the frozen chocolate croissants & other pre-made delights that can be stored in the freezer ready to pop in the oven for those special occasions so guests could perhaps be forgiven for think you had been slaving in the kitchen for hours previously.