About Us

About Us

The Story...

As waves of Eastern Europeans immigrated to the beautiful island of Australia, many happily embraced Aussie culture however too many starved from a complete lack of continental smallgoods found in their home lands.

Immigrants from Poland husband and wife team Marian and Nora Poprawski set on a life journey to feed the Eastern Europeans of Australia with carefully hand-crafted and wood smoked smallgoods, sausages and cured meats based on century old traditions and recipes from the home land.

What began as a home based operation distributing products amongst friends within the Polish community expanded to a boutique Dandenong based manufacturing premises and Deli, distributing stock to several Deli’s around Victoria as well as interstate.

For 20+ years the old-style deli and smokehouse has been a closely guarded secret within the Polish community, today with the addition of Young Uncle’s café and carefully selected stockists the word is slowly getting out. More and more Australians are tasting the difference of Uncle’s small batch, expertly handcrafted, natural and wood smoked products. 

Screen Shot 2015-05-25 at 2.17.47 pmPictured: Nora and Marian Poprawski.

The art of Smallgoods making

The Art




Meet the Team


The Team

The Uncle’s family is hard working, proud, passionate, fun and always happy to answer any questions you may have. Below are some of the friendly faces you may see next time you visit us. 

The Uncle
Not much is known about him other than his incredible palate in developing incredibly tasty meaty products.
Bert & Brendan
Boys in charge
The driving force behind the Uncle, passionate in providing an old fashioned meatsperience to the masses.
Deli Manager
Her charming nature and willingness to assist customers in making the right choice for their needs ensures you will leave the counter with exactly what you were hoping for.



In the media

Herald Sun – Foodies already know it, but Dandenong is Melbourne’s hidden culinary gem for multicultural morsels

The Age Epicure – Good Food – Producers: Uncle’s Smallgoods

Herald Sun – Delicious Dandenong

Dandenong Star Community Journal – Uncle’s smoking meats are a rare treat

The Dandenong Journal – Bob’s your Uncle

Stakeholder Magazine – Olds meets new for perfect blend