Shops

There are some extraordinary food and related shops in Tasmania ranging from small roadside stalls selling fresh, organic produce to large, supermarket-style outlets like the Hill Street stores that sell a wide range of top quality products.

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Spice World: A local treasure

Spice World is a star on the Hobart food scene. Those in the know come here for the vast range of spices that are now available. If you about to prepare a dish and suddenly find that you are out of ajwan seeds or your asafoetida powder is past its […]

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Bayside Meats: Helpful butcher

Bayside Meats is a female owned specialist retailer in Lower Sandy Bay that always has something of interest in the enticing display fridges. You may also see them referred to as Meat Mistress which is the moniker of one of the owners, so you might find meat mistress@bayside meats referred […]

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Apiece Sourdough Bakery

Apiece Sourdough Bakery produces fantastic, real sourdough in an unassuming space in an unassuming shopping mall in Ravenswood which is a suburb of Launceston. However it is now on our must buy list for the wonderful loaves of bread, the pizza slices and the pastries that are lovingly made here. […]

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Unpacked: Organics in Kingston

Unpacked is an organic and wholefoods store in suburban Kingston, south of Hobart. They have an excellent range of organic products including fresh vegetables. The Unpacked staff are always anxious to assist and have pleasant smiles for their customers. For those wanting to cut down of their meat there are […]

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Huon Valley Meat Company: Great meat

Huon Valley Meat Company has changed their opening hours during the lockdown may vary from those provided at the end of this article, however they are definitely operating and we have been buying amazing, fatty pork belly which we have been poaching in masterstock and then crisping up to accompany […]

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Alps and Amici: A Great Food Store

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 […]

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Anvers Chocolates

Anvers Chocolates is Igor van Gerwen’s chocolate factory and associated shop and cafe. Garden lovers will be enthralled by the sweeping gardens full of interesting trees. Those in search of a snack and a coffee can take advantage of the outdoor tables to savour their experience. Those interested in the […]

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Tasmanian Natural Garlic & Tomatoes

♥♥♥ Annette and Nevil Reed of Tasmanian Natural Garlic & Tomatoes produce high quality garlic on their Selbourne farm. The garlic bulbs are purple in colour and are noticeable because of their plumpness and weight. The cloves are fresh and juicy and full of flavour. Their philosophy is direct: At […]

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Pigeon Whole Bakers

♥♥♥ Pigeon Whole Bakers is run by Emma and Jay Patey who used to own the Pigeon Hole café in West Hobart. They are in the revitalised Mercury building in central Hobart where they have a retail presence. They produce great loaves of sourdough, wonderful fruit loaves, spelt bread, crusty […]