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Catherine Clarke & Suzzi Raposo, Owners at Susan’s Deli in Markdale

Culinary Delights and Unique Finds: Susan’s Deli – A Markdale Gem

In the heart of Markdale, a quaint town surrounded by rolling hills and picturesque landscapes, lies Susan’s Deli, a destination delicatessen and gift shop that has become a cherished haven for locals and visitors alike. Owned by two West Toronto expats, Susan’s Deli is not just a culinary delight but a treasure trove of unique finds.

Suzzi Raposo and her partner, Catherine Clarke, both with a penchant for culinary adventures, transformed their dream of a local gathering spot into a reality. The delicatessen is a sensory delight, offering a curated selection of gourmet cheeses, artisanal meats, and freshly baked pastries that transports patrons to a world of flavour. Markdale local and frequent visitor, David, praises, “Susan’s Deli is a breath of fresh air. It’s where the warmth of community converges with the richness of culinary experiences.”



Beyond the culinary delights, Susan’s Deli doubles as a gift shop, showcasing handpicked treasures that reflect the eclectic tastes of its owners. From locally crafted ceramics to unique kitchen accessories, each item tells a story of the Toronto expats’ journey and their love for the community they now call home.

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Suzzi shares, “We wanted to create a space that feels like an extension of our own home, where people can discover exceptional food and one-of-a-kind gifts that reflect the charm of Markdale.” The deli’s warm ambiance and personalized service make it more than just a shopping destination—it’s a place where connections are forged over shared love for good food and unique discoveries.



Susan’s Deli stands as a testament to the transformative power of passion and community.

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For Toronto expats seeking a taste of home or locals looking for a culinary adventure, Susan’s Deli in Markdale promises an experience where the spirit of Toronto meets the warmth of small-town hospitality.

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