Middle Eastern Flavours at Karavan


Middle Eastern Flavours at Karavan Delicatessen


On Wynyard street, the heart of Devonport Arts Fest Street Art, in an artist-painted warehouse is our newest day-time eatery, the hotly popular Karavan Delicatessen. In this light and slick space Head Chef Victor Flores (formerly of Vudu Café and Kokako Café) serves up stunning middle eastern foods using local produce, and the organic coffee from Wellington roaster People’s Coffee has already won over many morning commuters as their preferred ferry-crossing fix. Karavan’s hotly contested signature dish for breakfast or lunch is Shakshuka - slow roasted heirloom tomatoes from Eighty4 Ltd paired with L'Authentique merguez sausages and free-range eggs. 


The deli has a selection of NZ cheeses, crackers and other deli foods. This selection will be added to over time - with cured meats coming soon. Future plans include catering for evening events in the space and extending opening hours to offer a takeaway menu of rotisserie chicken, roasts and salads. 

Owner Brianna Parkinson, says she set out to create a space for locals to come in, eat well and relax. The renovated warehouse is light and bright, with a soft industrial edge. Local artist Ke'ala Campton Baker is curating the art on display - and other local artists will be invited to exhibit works too. And the name? Karavan embodies the concept of merchants collaborating together, reflecting perfectly their middle eastern influence.