It was December, 2014. I saw a sign on the corner of Humboldt and Soler: FIAMBRES, QUESOS, PICADAS, VINO. Since I’m a proponent of each one of those things, I stepped inside to check what this new place was all about. Wines, meats, cheeses, breads, bagels, coffee and sandwiches — I creepily walked around the shop, sneakily taking photos and scoping out the merchandise. Me likes what me saw.
Venezuelan cousins, Carlos and Javier Saume, came to Buenos Aires to work and study, and (like many of us) ended up being lured by salty meets and cheeses. But unlike many of us, they decided to open up a different kind of deli.
I knew this place was legit the moment I locked eyes with the deli counter. On display? Some of Argentina’s best artisan meat and cheese providers – Las Dinas, Colonia Caroya, Cruz Pampa, Bermejo, Piedras Blancas, La Suerte, Adrianita and Fermier. Great products that aren’t available in just any neighborhood fiambrería.
The huge space has a large deli counter with a meat slicer cranking out charcuterie goodies and to-go sandwiches. There’s also a small patio, a mini almacén and a few tables to dine in.
What else makes IL POSTO shine?
Exhibit A: Las Dinas fiambres.
Exhibit B: Cabañas Piedras Blancas Cheese
Exhibit C: La Suerte CHEDDAR
Exhibit D: The sandwiches. Packed with goodness and served on freshly baked bread. (Or bagel). MORTADELLA MAMA!
Exhibit Double D: Oh, picada. Thank you for your existence.
Il Posto Mercato
Soler 5502, Palermo Hollywood
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 11am – 9pm
Delivery to Palermo & Take Away available
Average price (per sandwich): $55-85 pesos
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Some photos by Petite Pastèque