Food & Drink

Shop Local At These 6 Perth Restaurants Turned Grocers And Providores

By Sophie Oddo
1st Apr 2020

Fresh Bread at MRKT SPACE, one of Perth's cafes turned grocers

While dining out at our favourite restaurants is temporarily on pause, some of Perth’s most delicious establishments are using this as the perfect opportunity to change up their offering to something a little more COVID-friendly. So to help them with their latest ventures, we’ve rounded up six Perth restaurants, bars, cafes and wine stores that are transforming their spaces into grocers and providores, helping to supply households with the mouth-watering produce we need to stay satiated and sane.  

Wines Of While

Northbridge

Located on William Street in the CBD, Wines of While is your local natural wine store and bar, and now, your local small grocer. Serving up real wines, wholesome food and a new range of goodies like pasture-raised eggs, home-made preserves, vegetables, tinned fish, fresh pasta, sauces as well as freshly baked sourdough, seeded rye loaf and fruit loaf—bunkering down at home after a shop here doesn’t seem so bad. Open Tuesday to Sunday from midday until 12pm, these guys have got you covered.

Wise Child Wine

North Fremantle

Gracing our glasses with delicious wine for over a year, the Wise Child Wine Store in North Fremantle is bursting full of Western Australia Natural wines, Craft beers and boutique spirits. Not only that, these guys are now offering an isolation delivery service straight to your door with all orders $90 or over, score. If you’re looking to get some other gourmet goodies alongside your booze, you can snap up anything from free range eggs, a case of cold brew, dill pickles, freshly baked bread and ready made quiches. Just when we thought we couldn’t love our local bottle-o any more.

The Heritage

Perth

Boasting one of Australia's best wine lists with winemakers from WA, across Australia and around the world, there’s no denying that the Chef Hatted Heritage Restaurant is bringing you the best of the best while in isolation. While we can’t come in for a delicious meal like we normally would, they’re still bringing the food, wine and fresh groceries to us, with their online store. Featuring everything from ready to bake pies, wine and dine meal packs, snacks, sides and ready to cook roasts—who knew this stay at home gig could be so delicious?

Young George

East Fremantle

You’re probably familiar with East Fremantle’s unique neighbourhood bar, Young George, who knows a thing or two about serving up seriously tasty food. But what you probably didn’t know was that their COVID-19 version is now part grocery store, part takeaway and all parts deliciously convenient. Converting the front dining room into a convenience store with pantry basics, ready made meals, fresh bread, housemade bacon, organic eggs, locally grown vegetables and of course, booze, Young George pretty much has it all. Make sure to check online for a complete list of everything on offer and get behind local businesses.

MRKT SPACE

Known for cheese, wine and good times MRKT SPACE at Leighton Beach is the home of a good glass of vino and a killer beachside charcuterie board. But, Corona times call for Corona measures, so MRKT SPACE are stocking a huge range of local goods to load up your fridge and your pantry and to keep the isolation blues away. Make your own charcuterie board at home with their gourmet Australian cheeses, stock up on their locally-roasted coffee beans, Western Australian bacon, organic butter, free range eggs, freshly baked bread, gourmet dips, all natural South West honey and more. For updates on all their latest goodies, make sure to keep up to date by checking out their Instagram stories. 

Blasta Brewing Co

Brewing delicious beer since 2016, Blasta Brewing Co. in Burswood pours up IPA, lager, APA, Pale Ale, Neipa and even Tangerine Infused Hefeweizen, all for your drinking pleasure. Not only is this the brewery of all breweries, it also boasts a cafe that serves takeaway coffee, tea, bagels, toasties and cakes. But wait, that’s not all. In light of recent events, Blasta Brewing Co. has transitioned their cafe into a retail deli where you can also purchase things like jumbo toilet rolls, free range eggs, bread, milk and other necessities. You can even order online with an increased delivery range of 15km. We always knew beer would be there to save the day. 

For more COVID-friendly food tips to get you through isolation, head to our Food and Drinks section.

Image credit: MRKT SPACE

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