Local shops selling local products (long list)


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

I am aware of around 460 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 460, 340 appear to sell products from only one local food producer (with the other 120 selling products from multiple local food producers). And only 7 sell products from 10 or more local food producers.

Three important points arise:

  1. There are lots of local outlets for local food (e.g. the 460 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 16 local food producers. If all 460 shops did the same, that would be 7,400 (460 * 16) ‘offerings’. This is around 10 times the current number of ‘offerings’ (780).

When I first published the words above, someone wrote to me asking for the full list of the 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.

16 Bolton Street Deli & Liquor, Eltham  
15 Leo’s Fine Food & Wine, Heidelberg  
13 Rivers of Yarrambat  
11 Nillumbik Cellars, Diamond Creek  
10 Hurstbridge Deli & Larder
Jefferies, Croydon Hills
Leo’s Fine Food & Wine, Kew
9 Gateway Market, Coldstream Quintons SUPA IGA, Warrandyte
8 Apples and Sage Organic Wholefoods, Balwyn
Boccaccio SUPA IGA, Balwyn
Dark Horse Cafe, Wine & Produce
Organic Fix, Eltham
Renaissance IGA, Hawthorn
7 Terra Madre, Northcote Yarra Valley Dairy, Coldstream
6 Aumanns at Warrandyte
East Ivanhoe Grocers – Foodworks
Eltham Deli
Local Fine Foods, Diamond Creek
The Natural Food Market, Montmorency
5 Balgownie Estate, Yarra Glen
Eastfield Natural Foods, Croydon South
Hurstbridge Liquor
Nature’s Harvest Hurstbridge
Rhubarb Rhubarb Organics, Preston
Wild Things Food, Fitzroy North
4 Hurstbridge IGA X-press
Mirabella’s of Doncaster
Nillumbik Estate, Smiths Gully
Piedimonte’s Supermarket & Liquor, Fitzroy North
Ritchies SUPA IGA Yarra Glen
Second Home Cafe, Eltham
Shillinglaw Cottage, Eltham
Toscano’s Kew
Yarra Farm Fresh, Coldstream
Yarra Organics, Templestowe
Yering Station Produce Store/Winery, Yarra Glen
3 Brunswick SUPA IGA
Bulleen Art & Garden
Colonial Fruit Company, Forest Hill
Dineamic Food, Camberwell
Dynamic Vegies, Eltham
Fredericks Local Grocer, Richmond
Heathmont IGA
IGA Blackburn North
Kellybrook Winery, Wonga Park
Northcote IGA
Organic Wholefoods, Brunswick
Paul’s SUPA IGA, Ringwood East
Prosciutto Bros. Craft Bar, Eltham
RiverView Cafe, Warrandyte
Rosanna IGA
Rose St Pantry, Fitzroy
Signorelli Fresh, Balwyn
Wholefood Merchants, Greensborough
2 Abbotsford IGA
Aunt Maggies, Fitzroy
Baden Powell Hotel, Collingwood
Balwyn Fruit Supply
Bitter Sweet Cafe, Ivanhoe East
Biviano and Sons, Fairfield
Blackhearts & Sparrows, Brunswick
Briki cafe, Thornbury
Burwood IGA, Camberwell
Cardamone Gourmet Supermarket, Fairfield
Chirnside Park Health & Wellbeing
CIBI, Collingwood
Craft & Vine, Montmorency
Dan Murphy’s
De Bortoli Wines, Dixons Creek
Dench Bakers, Fitzroy North
Doc’s Liquor, Ringwood North
Eltham Gourmet Poultry
Farm Raiser, Bellfield
Fitzroy Cellars
Glenferrie Gourmet Meats, Hawthorn
IGA Blackburn
Indulge Canterbury
Kangaroo Ground General Store
La Manna Fresh, Brunswick
Lettuce Inn, Hurstbridge
Lower Plenty Liquor
Made Locally, Ringwood North
McCoppins Fitzroy
Meletos, Coldstream
Miss Gourmet & Co, Hawthorn
Montrose IGA
Naturally On High, Thornbury
Organic Wholefoods, Fitzroy
Pachamama Wholefoods, Brunswick
Punt Road Winery, Coldstream
Pure Bread Bakery, Surrey Hills
Research Fruit Supply
Richmond Hill Cellars
Ritchies SUPA IGA Diamond Creek
Ritchies SUPA IGA Ringwood North
Station Street IGA, Fairfield
Templestowe SUPA IGA
The Cellar Door Providore, Ringwood
The Common Good, Hawthorn
The Pines Deli, Doncaster East
The Eltham Teahouse, Eltham
The Hub 3070, Northcote
The Meat-Inn Place, Lilydale
The Yarra Store, Warrandyte
Tunstall Deli, Doncaster East
Warrandyte Berry Farm, Warrandyte South
Waterdale Cellars, Ivanhoe
Wattle Park Green Grocer, Box Hill
Westgarth Liquor and Grocery, Northcote
Wild Wombat Cafe, Hurstbridge
Wine Republic, Fitzroy
Yarra Valley Poultry, Eltham
1 30Kerr65 Expresso Bar, Fitzroy
5th Element Wellness, Fitzroy North
A Team Kitchen, Watsonia
Abruzzo Lab, Epping
Acorn Nursery, Surrey Hills
Adamo Cafe, Heidelberg
Alimentari, Collingwood
Alimentari, Fitzroy
Alley Hens, Hawthorn
Alowyn Gardens, Yarra Glen
Andres IGA, Watsonia
Ange’s Fresh Fruit & Veg
Arthur St Deli, Fairfield
Aunt Maggies, Brunswick
Axil Coffee Roasters, Hawthorn
Baan Thai, Coburg
Balwyn Heights Fruit Supply, Balwyn North
Bar Ciconne, Macleod
Bar Nonno, Northcote
Beach Burrito, Fitzroy
Bean There Espresso Bar, Heidelberg
Bee Sustainable, Brunswick
Beehive Hotel, Hawthorn
Bella Vedere restaurant, Coldstream
Belmore Meats, Hawthorn
Bennetts Butchers, Canterbury
Bespoke Wine & Spirits, Thornbury
BetweenUs coffee food wine, Canterbury
Beyond Gluten Free, Balwyn
Bicycle Thieves Cafe, Northcote
BigBang Studio, Northcote
Big Cafe, Nunawading
Blackburn Cellars
Blackcat, Fitzroy
Blackhearts & Sparrows, Abbortsford
Blackhearts & Sparrows, Fitzroy
Blackhearts & Sparrows, Fitzroy North
Blackhearts & Sparrows, Richmond
Blood Orange Foodstore, Hawthorn East
BLOOM’D Florist, Northcote
Blue Hills Berries and Cherries, Balwyn
Blue Moon Cellars, Nunawading
Bolton Street Fruit Market, Eltham
Bottega Tasca Fine Wine & Spirits, Carlton
Bottlemart Briar Hill
Bottlemart Express Richmond
Bottlemart Ivanhoe
Bottlemart Macleod Cellars
Bread and Jam For Frances, Hawthorn
Briar Hill Cellars
Bridge 2 Eden, Hurstbridge
Brunswick East IGA X-press
Brunswick Foodstore
Burger Masters, Collingwood
BWS Canterbury Drive
BWS Doncaster Drive
BWS Eltham Drive
BWS Templestowe
Cafe Eden, Edendale Farm, Eltham
Cafe Ray, Brunswick
Cannings Free Range Butcher, Hawthorn
Cannings Free Range Butcher, Ivanhoe
Cannings Free Range Butcher, Kew
Cardwell Cellars, Abbotsford
Carwyn Cellars, Thornbury
Casa Iberica Deli, Alphington
Casa Iberica Deli, Fitzroy
Cellarbrations At Balwyn
Cellarbrations At Greythorn Cellars, Balwyn North
Cellarbrations At Mount Evelyn
CERES, Brunswick East
Chapter Too, Heathmont
Charlie’s Chocolate Bouquets, Croydon
Chatham Food Store, Surrey Hills
Cheshire Cafe, Preston; Coffee Centre, Preston
Chocolatte, Camberwell
Choukette, Brunswick
Classic Fruits, Canterbury
Clint Meaghers Quality Meats, Hurstbridge
Coburg IGA
Cocoa Moon Cafe, Warrandyte
Coles Local, Surrey Hills
Colonial Fresh, Doncaster
Coltivari Fruit and Vege Store, Camberwell
Coombe Yarra Valley Providore, Coldstream
Croydon Brewery
Dan Murphys Bulleen
Dan Murphys Bundoora
Dan Murphys Camberwell
Dan Murphys Collingwood
Dan Murphys Doncaster East
Dan Murphys Eltham
Dan Murphys Forest Hill
Dan Murphys Preston
Deli Delitz, Bulleen
Deliland at Northland, Preston
Diamond Creek Hotel Bottle Shop
Dineamic Cafe, Carlton North
Dish & Spoon Cafe, Camberwell
Domaine Chandon, Coldstream
Donburn Cellars, Doncaster East
Donvale Flower Gallery, Doncaster East
Duncan’s on Church, Richmond
Duncans Eastfield Cellars, Croydon South
Eaglemont Meats
East & Co., Balwyn
East Elevation, Brunswick East
Fairfield Cellars
Farinacci Deli, Preston
Farm Cafe, Abbotsford
Fawkner Bakery
Fergusson Winery & Restaurant, Dixons Creek
Field Black, Northcote
Finders Keepers Cafe, Hawthorn
First Choice Liquor, Abbotsford
First Choice Liquor, Balwyn
First Choice Liquor, Mill Park
Fish Pier, Eastland, Ringwood
Fish Pier, The Pines, Doncaster East
Flakes, Brunswick
Floridia Cheese, Thomastown
Flowers of Canterbury, Canterbury
Food Plus Fuel, Brunswick
Foodworks Balwyn North
Foodworks Croydon
Foodworks Carlton North
Foodworks Fitzroy
FoodWorks Mont Albert
FoodWorks Montmorency
Foodworks Preston
FoodWorks Research
Foodworks Wonga Park
Fredricks Richmond
Fresh Sensations Mitcham
Friendly Grocer Kew East
Frootz on Parade, Fitzroy North
Fruitland, Ringwood East
Gervasi Continental Deli, Brunswick
Go Vita, Doncaster
Go Vita, Epping
Go Vita, Forest Hill
Granieri’s Food Services, Epping
Greasy Zoes, Hurstbridge
Great Earth Health Store, Northcote
Green Field, Brunswick
Hagens Organic Butcher, Richmond
Hahndorf’s Fine Chocolates, Montrose
Hams & Bacon, Brunswick East
Hargreaves Hill Brewery, Yarra Glen
Harvest Wine and Liquor, Northcote
Hawthorn Common, Hawthorn
Haytch, Thornbury
Health Bar Melbourne, Research
Health Food Thyme, Croydon
Henry Hursts Pizza & Pasta restaurant, Hurstbridge
Honey Thief Bakery Cafe, Blackburn South
Hop and Vine, Warrandyte
House Of Gingerbread, Warrandyte
House of Salad Woodfire Pizza restaurant, Eltham
Hurstbridge Cellars
Hutch & Co Cafe, Lilydale
Icecream Social, Thornbury
IGA Coldstream Plus Liquor
IGA Express Croydon South
IGA Gervasi Thomastown
Il Cestino, Kew
Il Melograno, Northcote
Immerse Winery restaurant, Dixons Creek
Inner North Brewing Company, Brunswick
Ivanhoe Deli
Ivanhoe Health Store
Ivanhoe Pasta Deli
Jack Horner, Brunswick East
Jimmy Grants Eastland, Ringwood
Jimmy Grants Fitzroy
Jimmy Grants Richmond
Joes Market Garden, Coburg
Joe’s Organic, Northcote
Kerrimuir Goodfellows Supermarket, Box Hill North
Key Ingredients, Clifton Hill
Kew Organics
Kind & Godfree, Carlton
Kinglake Pub and Pantry
Kuranga Native Nursery, Mount Evelyn
La Deliziosa, Balwyn East
La Parisienne Pates, Carlton
Lady Bower, Reservoir
Lady Boy, Richmond
Lan Coffee Thornbury
Lavish Abode, Lilydale
Lilies On Brougham, Eltham
Liquor Market Ringwood
Liquorland Blackburn North
Liquorland Diamond Creek
Liquorland Eastland, Ringwood
Liquorland Eltham
Liquorland Greensborough
Liquorland Mitcham
Liquorland The Pines, Doncaster East
Liquorologist, Balwyn North
Lip Cafe, Ivanhoe
Little Buddy Cafe, Ringwood
Little Henri, Thornbury
Little Hugh, Nunawading
Little Woodpecker, Blackburn North
Loafer Bread Organic Bakery, Fitzroy North
Local Pantry Co, Preston Market
Localized Organic Grocery, Cremorne
Locavore Studio, Lilydale
Los Hermanos, Brunswick
Lower Plenty Hotel Bottleshop
Lower Plenty IGA
Madera Bar & Cafe, Northcote
Makers Emporium and Cafe, Ringwood North
Maling Road Toyshop, Canterbury
Marco’s Deli Cafe Foodstore, Blackburn
Mason Lane Cafe, Mont Albert
Max & Leo’s Foodstore Cafe, Blackburn
Max’s Burger Bar, Montmorency
Mayday Coffee & Food, Richmond
Mayerling Cellars, Croydon
McAdam’s Apple, Croydon
McCoppins Abbotsford
McCoppins Clifton Hill
McCoppins Hawthorn
Mernda Cafe Convenience
Mernda Cellars
Metropolitan Foods, Templestowe
Milkwood, Brunswick East
Miss Marie Cafe, Rosanna
Mitcham IGA X-press
Moondog Craft Brewery, Abbotsford
Monaco’s Deli, Camberwell
Montflora Florist, Montmorency
Montrose Meat Supply, Montrose
Monty’s Licensed Supermarket, Montmorency
Mt Evelyn IGA Supermarket
Mr K Deli, Wandin North
Mt Evelyn SUPA IGA
Natural Life Plenty Valley, South Morang
Natural Science Wine and Liquor, Blackburn
Nicks Wine Merchants, Doncaster East
Northcote Bottleshop
Northern Git, Thornbury
Nourish on Maling, Canterbury
Now and Not Yet, Warrandyte
Oakridge Wines, Coldstream
Oasis Fairfield
Obelisk & Co, Fitzroy North
Olivigna La Sala restaurant, Warrandyte
Olympic Village Newsagency, Heidelberg West
Olympus Delicatessen, Doncaster East
Organic Empire, Mt Evelyn
Panton Hill General Store
Panton Hill Hotel
Paul and Sons Eatery, Doncaster
Preston Fresh Hood Market
Pro-Health, Eltham
Providence Melbourne, Surrey Hills
Psarakos Market, Bundoora
Purvis Wine Cellars, Surrey Hills
Rathdowne Cellars, Carlton North
Red Coral Seafood, Bayswater
Reunion Cafe Dining, Surrey Hills
Rhapsody Cafe, Carlton North
Richmond Rush Cafe
Ritchies IGA Pentridge, Coburg
Richie’s IGA Ringwood East
Rochford Wines, Coldstream
Rosanna Fine Produce
Rosewood Cottage, Kinglake
Salzano Delicatessen, Balwyn North
Saltylicious Himalayan Salt, Preston Market
Savouring Italy Continental Deli, North Balwyn
Scentsational Flowers, Croydon North
Sculli Brothers, Greensborough
Shakahari, Carlton
Signorellis Fresh Fruiterers, Balwyn North
Sir Henry Barkly Hotel, Heidelberg Slowbeer, Richmond
Smiths Gully General Store
Smith Street Cellars, Fitzroy
Southern Road Cellars, Heidelberg Heights
St Andrews General Store and Post Office
St Huberts Cellar Door, Coldstream
Stagger Lee’s Cafe, Fitzroy
Steve’s Liquor Richmond
Strawberry Point Fresh Food Market, Forest Hill
Stray Neighbour, Preston
Summer Healing Yoga, Brunswick
Sunny Seed Bakery, Greensborough
SuperCheese, Richmond
Superfruit Organic, Ivanhoe
Sushi Wushi, Eltham
Talk Coffee, Northcote
The Australian Chocolate Emporium, Ivanhoe
The Beer and Burger Bar, Richmond
The Black Sheep Hawthorn, Bar and Bottle Shop
The Bosses Boots Cafe, Chirnside Park
The Bottle-O Yarra Glen
The Burger Lounge, Eltham
The Cellar Door, Eastland, Ringwood
The Fresh Chook Shed, Eastland, Ringwood
The Craft and Co, Collingwood
The Deli Coburg
The Food Repository, Fitzroy
The Full Pantry, Croydon
The Cellar Door, Eastland, Ringwood
The Fresh Chook Shed, Eastland, Ringwood
The Green at St Columbs, Hawthorn
The Melbourne Deli, Bayswater
The Merri Clan, Preston
The Old Fire Station Cafe Gallery, Preston
The Olympic Hotel, Preston
The Organic Union Fruit and Vegetable Store, Surrey Hills
The Persimmon Tree, Croydon
The Post Office, Wonga Park
The Rathdowne Street Food Store, Carlton North
The Roast Kitchen, Kew
The Roundabout Cafe, Warrandyte
The Rusty Owl Cafe, Mooroolbark
The Something Different Shop, Hawthorn
The Source Bulk Foods, Camberwell
The Storehouse, Mount Evelyn
The Twisted Vine, West Preston
Three Locals, Fairfield
Thyme on the Terrace cafe, Warrandyte
Tofu Shop International, Richmond
Top Shelf Fruits, Forest Hill
Toscano’s Richmond
Tramway Hotel, Fitzroy North
Transformer Fitzroy
TT Mart, Brunswick East
Two Beans and a Farm, Mernda
Two on Rathdowne, Carlton North
Two Sisters Fresh Produce, Research
Undercover Roasters, Abbotsford
Vegie Bar, Fitzroy
Vital Chi Wellness, Blackburn
Wandin Valley Produce
Warehouse 266 cafe, Eltham
Warrandyte Butcher
Warrandyte Lollies and Treats
Warrandyte Stonehouse Cafe
Watson’s Creek Cafe and Antiques, Kangaroo Ground
Were Street Foodstore, Montmorency
Wine Republic, Northcote
Yarra Coffee, Lilydale
Yarra Glen Cafe
Yarra Valley Smokery, Lilydale
Zimt Patisserie Café, Mont Albert

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