Alps and Amici is a converted, existing shop in East Launceston run by Daniel and Sally Alps. It looks stylish and the range of foods on offer is impressive and well-chosen.
We like the fact that the vegetables are not refrigerated but, instead, displayed in wooden wine boxes with extremely good provenance. Onions in a Sassaccia box! Tomatoes from the Vieux Telegraphe container?
There is a small but interesting selection of Tasmanian wines and beers and some of the iconic food products from Tasmania such as the Lentara olive oil that was used by Daniel Alps at his former restaurant in the Tamar Valley.
There is a large, open kitchen where the busy chefs prepare food for you to take home such as Turmeric Chicken, Bolognese Sauce or Bullfighter Stew.
Lately we have seen the wonderful cultured butter from the Tasmanian Butter Company here.
Street: 52 Abbott St
Town/Suburb: East Launceston, 7250
Phone number: +61 3 6331 1777
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 7:30am – 6:30pm, Sat 8am – 2pm
You can find out more about Alps and Amici by going to their Web site below: