Wheels of cheese can be found stacked four or five high, oyster bars, juice bars, noodle bars and espresso bars tempt, and a special hamper service allows you to send celebratory hampers anywhere in the world.
Its seafood counter is brimming with the freshest prawns and its cheese and antipasto bar has a seasonal cheeseboard and olives of every persuasion. In its wine and spirits department it has a cellarman with a unique depth of knowledge about wine.
"David Jones is a highlight of any shopping trip," says a company spokesman. "It has the freshest produce from Australia's top providores and gourmet foods imported from around the world."
Location: Sydney, Australia
No of Stores: 7 food halls within 37 department stores
Fact: Claims to be the world's oldest department store still trading under its original name