14 years ago, my first son was born. As every parent finds out, their little bundle of joy challenges them in ways they never imagined. For me, it was feeding issues, the consequences of antibiotics and our personal discovery of food intolerances.
Things started to develop early. At first it was a reaction to the cow's milk formula, followed by reactions to wheat, egg, yeast and others. I learnt how sensitivities to these foods affected his skin, his temperament, his breathing and overall well-being. I was lucky enough to find an integrative doctor who identified the trigger foods and helped set a path to heal his issues, particularly by managing what he ate.
Fast forward a decade, I wanted to ensure that my little deli would be able to offer decent gluten-free and vegan options because I knew how difficult it had been back then. I wanted to provide options for anyone who had particular dietary restrictions or preferences. I worked with my suppliers to ensure the produce I offered would have satisfied my needs.
Over the past 4 years, my interest and understanding about the influence of diet on well-being has deepened and directly influences the food produced and offered to you. My team truly understands when people have a dietary requirement and we respect when people have a dietary preference. This isn't a token gesture. This is about offering real options.
Any day of the week we can provide gluten-free, dairy-free, fructose friendly, vegetarian, vegan and paleo dietary options as well as good old fashioned quality produce and tasty, home-made items.
It's always pleasing when we can cater for so many diverse needs without forcing customers to compromise. It's the kind of food that I always wanted to have available back when my young boy was growing up.
My name is Tricia and I’m the owner of The Deli Platter in Olinda. We do things a bit differently at my deli.