The local shops selling local products


In the words below, ‘local’ is used to mean ‘in North East Melbourne’.

I am aware of 260 shops in North East Melbourne that sell at least one food or drink product that was grown or made in North East Melbourne. That is a lot of shops.

But, of the 260, 180 appear to sell products from only one local food producer (with the other 80 selling products from multiple local food producers). And only 10 sell products from 6 or more local food producers.

Three important points arise:

  1. There are lots of local outlets for local food (e.g. the 260 shops).
  2. Hardly any of the local food producers are in more than a tiny fraction of these shops.
  3. Most of the shops selling local food only sell a small amount.

To illustrate the scale of the opportunity: Bolton Street Deli & Liquor, Eltham stocks products from 18 local food producers. If all 260 shops did the same, that would be 4,700 (260 * 18) ‘offerings’. This is more than 10 times the current number of ‘offerings’ (460).

When I first published the words above, someone wrote to me asking for the full list of the 260 shops organised by how many local food or drink producers they sold the products of. Here is that list. Bear in mind that the list is only the ones that I know about (in terms of both shops and numbers of producers) – if you know of any other shops that sell any local food products, please email me; ditto if you think that any of the shops sell more local products than stated in the list.

18 Bolton Street Deli & Liquor, Eltham  
14 Leo’s Fine Food & Wine, Heidelberg  
13 Rivers Cafe & Farm Shop, Yarrambat  
10 Yarra Valley Gateway Estate, Coldstream  
9 Quintons SUPA IGA, Warrandyte  
8 Edes & Bibi, Montmorency Jefferies Family Supermarket, Croydon
7 Eltham Deli Leo’s Fine Food & Wine, Kew
6 Nillumbik Cellars, Diamond Creek
5 Delicut Deli, St Helena
Eastfield Organic Natural Food Market, Croydon South
Gourmet Living, Templestowe
Hurstbridge IGA X-press
Hurstbridge Liquor
4 Aumann Family Orchard, Warrandyte
Dan Murphy’s
Go Vita, Greensborough
Kellybrook Winery, Wonga Park
Natures Harvest Hurstbridge
Yarralicious, Warrandyte South
3 Bulleen Art & Garden
Dynamic Vegies, Eltham
East Ivanhoe Grocers
Kangaroo Ground General Store
Lettuce Inn, Hurstbridge
Local Fine Foods, Diamond Creek
Mirabella, Doncaster East
Prosciutto Bros. Craft Bar, Eltham
Ritchies SUPA IGA Yarra Glen
Shillinglaw Cottage, Eltham
Toscano’s Kew
Wild Things Food, Fitzroy North
Yarra Farm Fresh, Coldstream
Yarra Organics, Templestowe
Yering Station Produce Store/Winery, Yarra Glen
2 Apples and Sage Organic Wholefoods, Balwyn
Balgownie Estate, Yarra Glen
Balwyn Fruit Supply
Bitter Sweet Cafe, Ivanhoe East
Boccaccio Cellars Food and Wine, Balwyn
Biviano and Sons, Fairfield
Brunswick Supa IGA
Colonial Fruit Company, Forest Hill
De Bortoli Wines, Dixons Creek
Glenferrie Gourmet Meats, Hawthorn
Go Vita, Doncaster
IGA Blackburn
IGA Blackburn North
Kew Organics
Little Drop of Poison, Eltham
Lower Plenty Cellars
Made Locally, Ringwood North
Makers Emporium and Cafe, Ringwood North
Miss Gourmet & Co, Hawthorn
Naturally On High, Thornbury
Oakridge Wines, Coldstream
Organic Wholefoods, Brunswick
Organic Wholefoods, Fitzroy
Panton Hill General Store
Paul’s SUPA IGA, Ringwood East
Piedimonte’s Supermarket & Liquor, Fitzroy North
Pure Bread Bakery, Surrey Hills
Research Fruit Supply
Ritchies SUPA IGA Ringwood North
Signorelli Fresh, Balwyn
Superfruit Organic, Ivanhoe
Terra Madre, Northcote
The Cellar Door Providore, Ringwood
The Common Good, Hawthorn
The Greensborough Hotel
The Pines Deli, Doncaster East
Tunstall Deli, Doncaster East
Wattle Park Green Grocer, Box Hill
1 30Kerr65 Expresso Bar, Fitzroy
5th Element Wellness, Fitzroy North
Abbotsford IGA
Acorn Nursery, Surrey Hills
Alimentari, Collingwood
Alimentari, Fitzroy
Alowyn Gardens, Yarra Glen
Ange’s Fresh Fruit & Veg
Aunt Maggies, Brunswick
Aunt Maggies, Fitzroy
Baden Powell Hotel, Collingwood
Balwyn Heights Fruit Supply, Balwyn North
Bar Nonno, Northcote
Beach Burrito, Fitzroy
Bee Sustainable, Brunswick
Beehive Hotel, Hawthorn
Bella Vedere restaurant, Coldstream
Belmore Meats, Hawthorn
Bennetts Butchers, Canterbury
Beyond Gluten Free, Balwyn
Blackcat, Fitzroy
Blood Orange Foodstore, Hawthorn East
Blue Hills Berries and Cherries, Balwyn
Boccaccio SUPA IGA, Balwyn
Bolton Street Fruit Market, Eltham
Briar Hill Cellars
Bridge 2 Eden, Hurstbridge
Cafe Eden, Edendale Farm, Eltham
Cannings Free Range Butcher, Hawthorn
Cannings Free Range Butcher, Ivanhoe
Cannings Free Range Butcher, Kew
Carwyn Cellars, Thornbury
Casa Iberica Deli, Alphington
Casa Iberica Deli, Fitzroy
Charlie’s Chocolate Bouquets, Croydon
Chatham Food Store, Surrey Hills
Classic Fruits, Canterbury
Clint Meaghers Quality Meats, Hurstbridge
Coburg IGA
Cocoa Moon Cafe, Warrandyte
Colonial Fresh, Doncaster
Coltivari Fruit and Vege Store, Camberwell
Coombe Yarra Valley Providore, Coldstream
Croydon Brewery
Deli Delitz, Bulleen
Deliland at Northland, Preston
Dench Bakers, Fitzroy North
Dineamic Health Food Store, Camberwell
Duncan’s on Church, Richmond
Eltham Gourmet Poultry
Fairfield Cellars
Farinacci Deli, Preston
Fergusson Winery & Restaurant, Dixons Creek
Fish Pier, Doncaster East
Fish Pier, Forest Hill
Flowers of Canterbury, Canterbury
Foodworks Preston
FoodWorks Research
Foodworks, East Ivanhoe
FoodWorks, Mont Albert
Foodworks, Wonga Park
Fredricks, Richmond
Frootz on Parade, Fitzroy North
Gervasi Continental Deli, Brunswick
Great Earth Health Store, Balwyn
Great Earth Health Store, Camberwell
Great Earth Health Store, Doncaster East
Great Earth Health Store, Northcote
Hagens Organic Butcher, Richmond
Harvest Food Store, Fairfield
Harvest Wine and Liquor, Northcote
Hawthorn Common, Hawthorn
Health Bar Melbourne, Research
Health Food Thyme, Croydon
Heathmont IGA
Henry Hursts Pizza & Pasta restaurant, Hurstbridge
Honey Thief Bakery Cafe, Blackburn South
House of Salad Woodfire Pizza restaurant, Eltham
IGA Gervasi Thomastown
Il Cestino, Kew
Immerse Winery restaurant, Dixons Creek
Ivanhoe Deli
Ivanhoe Pasta Deli
Jimmy Grants Eastland, Ringwood
Jimmy Grants Fitzroy
Jimmy Grants Richmond
Joe’s Organic, Northcote
Key Ingredients, Clifton Hill
King Lake Hotel, Kinglake
Kinglake Pub and Pantry
Kuranga Native Nursery, Mount Evelyn
La Deliziosa, Balwyn East
Lady Boy, Richmond
Lavish Abode, Lilydale
Low Buy Liquor, Lilydale
Mason Lane Cafe, Mont Albert
Max’s Burger Bar, Montmorency
McCoppins Abbotsford
McCoppins Clifton Hill
McCoppins Fitzroy
McCoppins Hawthorn
Mernda Cafe Convenience
Metropolitan Foods, Templestowe
Mitcham IGA X-press
Moondog Craft Brewery, Abbotsford
Monaco’s Deli, Camberwell
Montflora Florist, Montmorency
Montrose IGA
Monty’s Licensed Supermarket, Montmorency
Natural Life Plenty Valley, South Morang
Nillumbik Estate, Smiths Gully
Northcote IGA
Northern Git, Thornbury
Obelisk & Co, Fitzroy North
Olivigna La Sala restaurant, Warrandyte
Olympic Village Newsagency, Heidelberg West
Organic Empire, Mt Evelyn
Organic Origins, Warrandyte
Organics at Preston Markets
Preston Fresh Hood Market
Pro-Health, Eltham
Psarakos Market Deli, Bundoora
Punt Road Winery, Coldstream
Purvis Wine Cellars, Surrey Hills
Red Coral Seafood, Bayswater
Reunion Cafe Dining, Surrey Hills
Rhubarb Rhubarb Organics, Preston
Richmond Hill Cellars
Ritchies SUPA IGA Diamond Creek
River View Deli Cafe, Warrandyte
Rochford Wines, Coldstream
Rose St Pantry, Fitzroy
Rosanna Fine Wines
Rosewood Cottage, Kinglake
Salzano Delicatessen, Balwyn North
Savouring Italy Continental Deli, North Balwyn
Second Home Cafe, Eltham
Signorellis Fresh Fruiterers, Balwyn North
Slowbeer, Richmond
Smiths Gully General Store
Smith Street Cellars, Fitzroy
Stagger Lee’s Cafe, Fitzroy
Strawberry Point Fresh Food Market, Forest Hill
Stray Neighbour, Preston
Sunny Seed Bakery, Greensborough
Switchback Cellars, Chirnside Park
Templestowe SUPA IGA
The Australian Chocolate Emporium, Ivanhoe
The Beer and Burger Bar, Richmond
The Bosses Boots Cafe, Chirnside Park
The Burger Lounge, Eltham
The Craft and Co, Collingwood
The Deli Coburg
The Eltham Teahouse, Eltham
The Food Repository, Fitzroy
The Green at St Columbs, Hawthorn
The Old England Hotel, Heidelberg
The Organic Union Fruit and Vegetable Store, Surrey Hills
The Post Office, Wonga Park
The Public Brewery, Croydon
The Roast Kitchen, Kew
The Roundabout Cafe, Warrandyte
The Something Different Shop, Hawthorn
The Twisted Vine, West Preston
The Yarra Store, Warrandyte
Thyme on the Terrace cafe, Warrandyte
Tone & Trim Zone, Ringwood East
Top Shelf Fruits, Forest Hill
Toscano’s Richmond
Tramway Hotel, Fitzroy North
Vegie Bar, Fitzroy
Village Greens, Yarra Junction
Wandin Valley Produce
Warehouse 266 cafe, Eltham
Warrandyte Berry Farm, Warrandyte South
Warrandyte Butcher
Warrandyte Lollies and Treats
Watson’s Creek Cafe and Antiques, Kangaroo Ground
Were Street Foodstore, Montmorency
Wild Wombat Restaurant Cafe, Hurstbridge
Wine Republic, Fitzroy
Yarra Valley Dairy, Coldstream
Yarra Valley Poultry, Eltham
Zimt Patisserie Café, Mont Albert

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