Long Island Delicatessen

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Monday9:00 am – 3:30 pm.

Tuesday9:00 am – 3:30 pm.

Wednesday9:00 am – 3:30 pm.

Thursday9:00 am – 3:30 pm.

Friday9:00 am – 3:30 pm.

SaturdayClosed.

SundayClosed.

319 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings

06 870 3670

Need a bite to eat when you’re on the go? Looking to pack a picnic for lunch? Or searching for somewhere that provides knockout catering? Hastings’ Long Island Delicatessen in the Municipal Building has you covered on all fronts and many more.

This light and bright deli has something for everyone, and what first captures your attention as you enter is the colourful tropical mural on the wall, perfectly illustrating the sense of fun and playfulness here. Peruse the food cabinet and daily menu to see what takes your fancy - perhaps something from the salad bar or one of their ever-changing daily dishes, plus there’s a seriously impressive sweet treat range too.

Long Island Delicatessen aims to have a mix of constantly-changing food items to keep things fresh and interesting, and they’ll always have plenty of gluten-free and vegetarian/vegan options available. There’s also a selection of refreshing cold drinks and barista coffee from Havana. 

Once you have got your order, head outside and take a seat on one of the candy pink Arnold Circus stools or perch up at the leaner tables. You can also pop round to Opera Lane, where there’s additional seating, and a real laneway feel with other eateries in the Municipal building also sharing this space. Or, if you really want to make a day of it, plan ahead and bring your picnic blanket, then take your food to one of the beautiful green spaces around Hastings and dine al fresco.

The deli is also the spot to go to if you need catering of any kind.  Talk to them about your needs, and they’ll box up your selection and have it ready to go when you need it. Next office morning tea shout is sorted. And last but not least, they also have the classic deli range of goods for sale with everything from smoked salmon and handcrafted sausages to pickles and dressings to seriously good yoghurts and Duck Island ice creams. 

So next time you’re strolling past the Municipal Building, be sure to stop off at Long Island Delicatessen, you just never know what might take your fancy!  

Words by Julia Rutherford & Photography by Anna Briggs

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Location

319 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings

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