It’s hard to keep it all balanced – supporting local, reducing our waste, eating well… not to mention everything else life throws at you. We love a farmer’s market, but sometimes you need a weekend sleep-in. Luckily, there are plenty of organic grocers around Perth you can hit up any day of the week.
Dunn & Walton
If you want to feel confident about what you’re buying, Dunn & Walton has got you covered. As a NASAA (National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia) Certified store, they have stringent vetting process for all of their stock: ensuring anything on their shelves is certified organic, plus a commitment to fair-trade and low-waste approaches. The attached cafe also cooks everything on-site, utilising ingredients from their store – so you can give it a taste before you stock up! If you need an extra convenient option, they’ll also deliver seasonal, organic boxes straight to your door.
Shop 8, 257 Scarborough Beach Road, Doubleview
Freo’s “original whole foods store”, Manna is a must-visit for anyone looking for an organic, local grocer, low-waste bulk food or eco-friendly cleaning and body products. Come with an empty stomach – their in-store cafe will leave you sated whether you’re a vegan or omnivore.
274 South Terrace, South Fremantle
The Organic Collective
Organic Collective have been operating for over 20 years, nurturing a local sense of community and connection. Working with local, certified organic growers, their store (and delivery boxes) are packed to the brim with seasonal fruit and veggies. As well as fresh produce, they stock heaps of other organic products – coffee and tea, tinned foods, oils and vinegars, pasta, toiletries, household cleaners and more, which you can add to boxes or pick up in store.
1 Greenslade Street, Hamilton Hill
The Clean Food Store
The Clean Food Store might not be the destination for your big weekly shop, but the café slash grocer has plenty of interesting bits and pieces on offer. As well as grab-and-go meals, they also stock organic goods like tea, flour and tasty goodies like locally made relish, plus beauty goods like local and organic Mokosh Skincare or Australian cosmetics label Ere Perez. Stop in for your next coffee date and pick up something unique while you’re there!
214A Nicholson Road, Shenton Park
Starting as a home-based co-op in 2009, Perth Organics is now has now grown to include a commercial packing facility and retail store in the Swan Valley, as well as a delivery network that stretches to Kununurra, Kalgoorlie and throughout the South West. 100% WA owned and operated, they are passionate about making healthy and affordable produce accessible to everyone.
The Valencia Complex, 55 Benara Rd, Caversham (Open Fridays and Saturdays)
Loose Produce Wholefood Grocer
If you’re looking for a hard-to-find ingredient, you need to stop by Loose Produce. Their range covers everything from bulk foods to organic fresh produce, plus lots of gluten-free, paleo and vegan goodies covering just about any food intolerance or preference. If that wasn’t enough, you can also swing by for a tasty lunch or coffee while you’re in Vic Park. Delish!
171 Albany Highway, Victoria Park
Organic and wholefood shopping tends to lean towards the trendy and upmarket – but Tony Ale proves that it can be affordable and unpretentious. The store has a huge array of local, direct from farmer, fresh and organic produce, as well as continental goods… plus you’re in the vicinity of a Marco’s Fussy Meats pie, which is always a plus.
86 Hammond Road, Cockburn Central
Malibu Fresh Essentials
Another unpretentious gem, Malibu Fresh is your one-stop-shop for everything fresh and local. Open since 2000 and recently renovated, they’re committed to stocking high-quality, organic and free-range food, as well as a delicious range of ready-made meals, deli rolls and fresh coffee, plus fresh flowers if you’re feeling like treating yourself to something extra-special.
110 Malibu Road, Waikiki
Organic On Charles
Positioned on the busy and bustling Charles Street, Organic On Charles maintains a cruisey, community-driven vibe. The family-run store stocks a range of in-season, local fresh produce, as well as a wide array of other dry goods and groceries – including staples like milk, eggs, bread and spices, and a selection cleaning products.
Shop 7, 299 Charles Street, North Perth
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