Published: May 04 2020
Where to Buy Groceries and Fresh Produce Near Alphington
Looking for artisan bread or Spanish small goods in Melbourne’s inner north? Trust us, you don’t have to venture far for the best of the best. Read on to discover our top five spots to buy groceries and fresh produce near Alphington, each within walking distance of HOME By Caydon.
Alphington Farmers’ Market
A bustling neighbourhood farmers’ market just 12 minutes’ walk from home? You can with Caydon. Held every Sunday at the Melbourne Innovation Centre, the Alphington Farmers’ Market is your one-stop shop for fresh, local seasonal produce. Stallholders include free-range meat and eggs, fruit and veggies, farm-fresh milk and cheese, plus coffee, pastries and freshly squeezed juice to fuel your Sunday morning shop. Entry is by gold coin donation, supporting Melbourne farmers’ markets programs.
Address: Melbourne Innovation Centre, 2 Wingrove Street, Alphington
Walking distance from HOME By Caydon: 12 minutes
Anyone lucky enough to live near an A1 bakery knows not to take it for granted, and the Fairfield franchise of this middle-eastern hotspot is no exception. While you’re most welcome to pop in for a coffee and a quick bite, you’d be remiss to pass up the grab-and-go goodies. Stock up on flaky Lebanese pastries, salads, mezza, dips, soups and gourmet delicacies, all made fresh daily. A1 caters for all diets, including vegetarian and vegan, with a range of gluten- and lactose-free options to boot.
Address: 122 Station Street, Fairfield
Walking distance from HOME By Caydon: 15 minutes
Casa Iberica Deli
Casa Iberica is a warehouse, deli and salami-making factory, all rolled into one. Inside, you’ll find a myriad of fresh produce, pantry staples and hard-to-find ingredients from Spain, Portugal, Colombia, Mexico and more. Did we mention the dazzling range of hot sauces? A variety of small goods, including bresaola, chorizo and salami are made on-site. Keen to expand your Latin American cooking repertoire? This family-run business also offers hands-on cooking classes with the best in the biz; think paella 101 with Andres Becerra, head chef at Melbourne’s MoVida Acqui.
Address: 154-156 Fulham Road, Alphington
Walking distance from HOME By Caydon: 20 minutes
Biviano & Sons
Operating for over 50 years, family-owned Biviano & Sons is your answer to some of the freshest fruit and veg near HOME By Caydon. This third-generation greengrocer houses a huge variety of quality, affordable produce… 10 different types of mushrooms, anyone? You’ll also find a selection of gourmet packaged foods, plus pantry and fridge staples including fresh bread, milk and deli goods. There’s even a florist on hand to help with bespoke flower arrangements. Don’t skip the adjoining Biviano & Sons Quality Butcher for all your meat and seafood needs.
Address: 98-100 Station Street, Fairfield
Walking distance from HOME By Caydon: 14 minutes
Arthur Street Deli
Fairfield’s Arthur Street Deli is your ultimate neighbourhood delicatessen, filled to the brim with gourmet and continental goodies. Inside, you’ll find local and imported cheeses and small goods, Noisette bread, milk and free-range eggs, plus a variety of readymade dinner options. Barista brewed coffee is served up alongside decadent pastries and deli-inspired eats; try the pastrami and pickle toastie, or the supremely satisfying deli grazing plate. Need to stock up on booze? You’ll find plenty of local favourites, including Two Bays beer, Noisy Ritual wines and more.