La Cucina European Market and Delicatessen
Since we opened our doors in 1993, La Cucina European Market and Delicatessen has become a must-visit store in Penticton, BC. Known for our friendly service and extensive gourmet products, we aim to be your only stop when it comes to food.
The Mendonça Family are the original owners and operators of Penticton La Cucina European Market and Delicatessen. Manuel and Filomena Mendonça both born in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal and married there in October 1959. Within weeks after their wedding Manuel moved to Canada to start and set up a life for him and his wife, who waited for him back in Portugal. In 1960, Filomena joined him in Kitimat, BC where they started their family. Over the next few years the Mendonça Family would often vacation in the Okanagan while visiting family in Osoyoos. Their love for the Okanagan weather, scenery and as well as a business opportunity would have them move their family to Penticton, BC.
The Mendonça family has owned and operated a business at 1204 Main Street since 1973. Manuel and Filomena bought this business in December 1973, originally known as Penticton Food Market, a convenience corner store and gas bar. Penticton Food Market was in operation by them along with the help of their sons Rui and Carlos for many years. In December of 1993, Carlos went into business with his father and converted Penticton Food Market into Penticton La Cucina European Market and Delicatessen. “La Cucina” has been providing customers in the Okanagan speciality European products ever since.
About Global Reach Confections and More
We really appreciate doing business with Global Reach, one of our main suppliers. We have been doing business with Global Reach for two decades now supplying us with all of our dutch products for the South Okanagan community. We look forward to continuing doing business with Global Reach for years to come!