About Us

FUTURE DELI CO, is an Australian e-commerce website that offers a variety of plant-based, functional foods, and socially conscious products. We partner with companies such as Dairy Free Downunder, BSKT Wholefoods, Fable and many more to bring dairy-free alternatives and other products to all Australians.

Our Story
Who WE are

We’ve come full circle

FUTURE DELI.CO is the brain child of entrepreneur Tom Merkli. Having established a successful cheese import business (yes, traditional cheese!), Tom recognises the value of traditionally produced foods of course. However, with consumer demand for plant based products increasing and innovation in new production methods accellerating, the ‘flavour gap’ between traditional products and new ones is closing. More so, clever natural and manufactured additives can complement existing products to help us in our busy lives.

We are here to quench your thirst for tasty, healthy future foods and products.

Welcome to the Future right here in Australia.



The future of food consumption is looking to be heavily influenced by a number of different factors, including advancements in technology, changes in consumer preferences, and increasing concerns about the environment and sustainability.

One major trend that is likely to continue in the future is the growing popularity of plant-based meat alternatives. As consumers become more conscious of the environmental impact of animal agriculture, as well as their own health and dietary preferences, the demand for plant-based alternatives is expected to continue to grow.

Another trend that is likely to continue is the rise of the so-called “flexitarian” diet. This refers to a diet that includes a mix of plant-based and animal-based foods, with a focus on reducing meat consumption. This approach allows people to enjoy the taste and nutritional benefits of meat without the associated environmental and health concerns.

Technology is also playing a big role in the future of food consumption. Advances in food science and engineering are making it possible to create new and exciting food products that are healthier and more sustainable. For example, lab-grown meat is a new technology that is being developed to create meat products without the need for animal farming. This could have a major impact on the environment and reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with animal agriculture.

In addition to technological advancements, the future of food consumption is also likely to be influenced by changing consumer preferences. There is a growing interest in healthy and sustainable food options, and this is expected to continue in the future. This could include a shift towards organic and locally-sourced foods, as well as an increased demand for products that are free from artificial preservatives and ingredients.

Finally, the future of food consumption is also likely to be impacted by concerns about sustainability and the environment. As consumers become more aware of the impact that their food choices have on the planet, they are increasingly looking for products that are produced in a sustainable and environmentally-friendly way. This could include a shift towards more plant-based foods, as well as an increased demand for products that are grown and produced using sustainable farming practices.

Overall, the future of food consumption is looking to be shaped by a combination of technological advancements, changing consumer preferences, and concerns about sustainability and the environment. As these factors continue to evolve, it’s likely that we will see a growing demand for healthier and more sustainable food options, as well as new and exciting products that are made possible by the latest technology.

The future doesn’t stop with food of course. This text was generated with ChatGPT and edited by us.

“The future is exciting. Although there are many challenges, continuous innovation coupled with consumer demands for more sustainable products are the drivers for a better future. For us and for our planet.”

Our Product selection Philosophy

FUTURE DELI.CO amalgamates the three areas of ‘Plant Based Foods‘, ‘Functional Foods‘ and ‘Socially Responsible Products‘.

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We love our brand partners

We’re only as good as the products we source and sell.
The brands we selected are a key part of our strategy. They are the heros!
Some of them are listed below, but there are many more…


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