Published: Dec 12 2019
Where to buy groceries and fresh produce in Moonee PondsWhether you love wandering through the grocery store, or it’s the worst hour of your week, finding a great local market, produce shop, or food store can make all the difference. Being such a diverse, cultural area, there are lots of options for groceries and fresh produce in Moonee Ponds. And because it can be difficult to know where to go for your regular shop, dinner party necessities, or fine wine selects, we’ve put together this list of places in close proximity to our Mason Sq. precinct.
The SourceWith over 50 stores across Australia, The Source is a reliable wholefood institution. Each of the 400+ products available at The Source has been carefully selected to ensure they’re organic, high quality, and healthy. You'll find a wide selection of nuts, dried fruit and various flours, as well as all-natural breakfast spreads and household cleaning products. In addition to looking after your health, The Source is also dedicated to caring for the planet with each store completely plastic free and because almost nothing is prepackaged you only buy what you need. It’s waste-free shopping at its finest.
Address: 26 Pratt Street, Moonee Ponds
Moonee Ponds CentralIf you’re looking for a one-stop shop when it comes to groceries and fresh produce, Moonee Ponds Central basically has it all. With over 60 specialty stores retailing everything from meat, fish and poultry, to organic veggies and freshly baked bread, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. Inside, you’ll find Coles, Woolworths, Aldi, Bakers Delight, a fishmonger, Asian grocer, and many more food-focused stores. The best part? It’s well within walking distance of both Rise and Focus on Mason.
Address: 14-16 Hall Street, Moonee Ponds
Ladybird OrganicsJust a two-minute walk from Moonee Ponds Station you’ll find Ladybird Organics, a third-generation family business with a big mission – to provide the finest organic and fresh produce to all who enter the doors. Here you’ll find top quality fruit, vegetables, meat, seafood, and a variety of artisan products - all fresh and organic because it’s grown on their family farm.
Address: 130 Puckle Street, Moonee Ponds
Porters LiquorWhen you move to a new area, it’s important that you know where you’ll buy your booze. Just a stone’s throw from Moonee Ponds station, Porters specialises in fine wine, craft beer, spirits, and liqueurs. If you’re having trouble choosing a drop, have a chat to the friendly team or ask for a product tasting or food pairing recommendation. We guarantee you won’t leave disappointed.
Address: Shop 13/18-20 Homer St, Moonee Ponds
Mediterranean WholesalersA short walk from Brunswick station, Mediterranean Wholesalers is a Sydney Road staple. It’s the perfect place to stock up on essential pantry items like tinned vegetables, sauces, oils, vinegars, cheese, charcuterie and Italian wine, and liqueurs – there's even an entire aisle dedicated to pasta. If you’re planning a Mediterranean-inspired dinner party, this is the place. Just remember to allocate a little extra time - it’s very easy to spend a few hours exploring.
Address: 482 Sydney Road, Brunswick
North Essendon Farmers’ MarketEvery third Sunday of the month, you’ll find this bustling farmers’ market in full swing at Lincoln Park. Just a short tram ride from our Mason Sq. precinct, the North Essendon Farmers’ Market is a wonderful morning out. First, stock up on fresh fruit, vegetables, bread, honey, meat, eggs, wine and other artisan produce. Once you’ve completed your weekly shop, stop by the hot food section for a bite to eat and a coffee as you enjoy live music and other free community activities including yoga.
Address: Lincoln Road, Essendon
La Manna Essendon Fields
It may be a small drive, but it's worth the trip if you're looking to stock up. La Manna Direct is a supermarket like no other. Located at the airport side of Essendon Fields, the independent and family-owned supermarket is your go to for fresh produce, as well as pantry staples. The mega-supermarket is also known for it's pre-prepared meals. No time to cook during the week? Stock up on ready-to-cook lasagnes, curries, pizzas, stir-fries, fruit platter and more all made in house. There's also a well-stocked liquor section and even a patisserie that creates everything from wedding cakes to bite-sized treats. If you need a break from your shopping, the supermarket also has a cafe near the check outs with high-quality cafe-style meals to eat in or takeaway. For a supermarket, there's also a surprising amount of special events and competitions, so keep your eyes peeled.