Second Ave Grocer is a family-owned delicatessen and food store specialising in artisanal cheeses, Italian meats and antipasti, fresh produce and continental groceries in the heart of Altona North. Our story starts way back in 1949, when our father, Onofrio Palamara, arrived in Melbourne from a small farming village in southern Italy at age 17 and opened Palamara Fruit Supply in Bridge Road, Richmond. Onofrio built his business on a passion for fresh seasonal produce, family and the flavours of his homeland, values he passed on to his four children – Philip, Sandra, Diana and Enzo. We wanted to expand his vision beyond fruit and vegetables and create a delicatessen and grocery for the quality foods that brought our family together around the dinner table every evening. In 1990, with the help of our wives, husbands and a couple of kids, we opened our own store on a quiet street in Altona North. Today, Second Ave Grocer is a marketplace for fresh seasonal produce, rare cheeses and hand-sliced meats, specialty pantry items, plus plenty of inspiration for your next meal. Food is our family’s passion, and we’re honoured to share it with yours.