Welcome to Carmela Foods

Welcome to the family.

At Carmela Foods we are dedicated to staying ahead of the industry trends, and keeping our customers on the cutting edge of the specialty food industry. We'll always treat you like family.

Our global quest for quality begins in our own backyard.

At Carmela Foods we believe exceptional ingredients have the power to transform a meal into a memorable experience, so we scour the globe to bring the finest flavors to your doorstep.

Our passion for culinary excellence drives us to source the most exquisite specialty foods, estate wines, prime meats, and premium seafood from all over the world.

At the same time, we’re extremely proud of our local roots, and we’re well aware that our unique region offers some of the best foods and beverages available anywhere on Earth.  That’s why we’ve worked hard to become the preeminent distributor of local items, curating an expansive portfolio of over 250 brands produced right here on the shores of the Great Lakes.

  • dececco
  • sleepybear
  • cento
  • colavita olive oil
  • greatlakeschips
  • eatlocalsm
  • bordersm
  • dukes
  • nagle
  • divinasm
  • blakes
  • grande cheese
  • lavazza
  • luzzi cheese
  • bell evans
  • Olli-2
  • fiestagrandsm
  • supreme lobster
  • tribeca oven
  • steves med
  • cheese merchants
  • demkotasm
  • dibrunosm
  • guernseysm
  • buddyssm
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Serving all of Michigan and Ohio, Carmela Foods is a full-service regional specialty food, estate wine, prime meat, and premium seafood distributor. We distribute to specialty food retailers, restaurants and bars, caterers, country clubs, hotels, resorts, and wine establishments.

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Distributing to specialty food retailers, restaurants, country clubs, hotels, resorts, and wine establishments throughout all Michigan and Northern Ohio.

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Our Specialties

We are proud to service premier restaurants, hotels, and resorts with our selection of specialty foods, estate wines, prime beef, premium seafoods, and more.

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Contact Us

Wish to become a new member of the Carmela family? Need to speak with a sales rep? Email us at: info@carmelafoods.com or call (586) 294-3437

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From humble beginnings...

In 1992, Anthony Tocco Jr. transformed a simple endeavor of selling extra virgin olive oil from the back of his truck into the foundation of what Carmela Foods is today. 

Our journey continues.

Anthony’s dedication to quality began with his very first brand, Colavita, setting a high bar that defined the company's approach.  With determination, countless in-store demos, and a knack for delivery, Carmela Foods quickly emerged as a fresh face in Michigan's specialty distributor scene.

Initially specializing in Italian cuisine, Carmela Foods gradually expanded its repertoire, eventually becoming synonymous with excellence across a diverse array of culinary genres from six continents.

Trust Carmela Foods to elevate your dining experience with world-class products, meticulously selected for their quality and taste.

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