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Skazka Deli was established in 2003 and quickly became favourite spot for European and Kiwi foodies alike. Skazka's specialty is genuine traditional RussianPolish and Romanian products, carefully selected and directly imported. 

You will find all the ingredients for traditional festive celebrations and essential treats here - black caviar, colourful jars of pickles, salted hearing, cheese, smoked meats and speck, cakes and chocolates. 

Discover intercontinental delicacies in our shop or buy on-line. It's a joy sharing Eastern European culinary tradition with you!


From the Founder

I came to New Zealand when I was 19 to study English. I absolutely enjoyed my stay and continued my studies, got a Uni degree, and a prestigious corporate job followed.

Ah, happy days! New friends, new technologies to keep in touch with my old ones, new and true love. Yet I could not help but feel nostalgic about foods I grew up with…
Same as many other Russians I knew. Someone had to do something about it. So, I decided to quit my cushy job and start my own business. Skazka was born. It was 2003.

Hard work, many sleepless nights, achievements, doubts and disappointments – they are all part of the journey and I’m very grateful for the ongoing support from my family, friends and our loyal customers, the extended family. Thank you for all your help in making Skazka such a success!

As a father of two I realise how important it is to teach my kids about their roots and keep traditions and language alive. Frankly speaking, it might not be that easy sometimes…
I believe that making cultural connection through food might be the most enjoyable one and I believe that new generations of Russian Kiwis should have a chance to experience Russian culinary traditions as you and I did. This is my why. This is what drives me.

Every year I travel to trade shows and food expos in Moscow and Europe. I sample, select and bring back to New Zealand only the best for you and your family. New exciting quality products and all-time favourites, sure to bring up happy memories. And I hope that it makes your life even better in this beautiful country we now all call home.

Best wishes
Stas Valentinovitch