About Mariakakis Fine Food & Wine
Chapel Hill, NC


We are a family-owned store, with over 43 years of experience in the restaurant, bakery, and catering business.

Welcome to our family-owned specialty food store, where our passion for quality and gourmet cuisine has driven us for over 40 years. Since 1976, we have focused on serving the best customers in the world with various options. We started in the restaurant industry and quickly expanded into bakery and catering services. As time went on, though, we realized that while we were doing great things, there was an opportunity to do something even more significant.

In 1997, we shifted gears and took this establishment in a new direction. At this time, we transitioned into specializing in offering an eclectic selection of European and Middle Eastern delicacies. Our Greek roots are still here, but we pride ourselves on being able to offer so much more now, as it represents not just ours but also the cultures of many other people. The flavor combinations are endless and will leave you satisfied every single time.

Walking through our door, you won't find corporate suits or robots behind the counter. You will find a group of people who genuinely love cooking delicious food with each other every day. Our shelves are also home to one of the largest collections of cookbooks because we know how important it is to us and how important it could be to others looking for inspiration! Please don't hesitate to ask if you need help finding something or would like a recommendation.

Quality ingredients make the distinction when it comes to crafting unforgettable dishes. That has driven us crazy about sourcing unique products from around the globe, which can sometimes be hard for consumers to get their hands on. We enjoy a good challenge, though, so if there's anything our store doesn't carry, chances are slim. Another one does… But if they do, let us know where because we'd love to try out their stuff!

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