Where We’re Stocking Up At For This Holiday Season

bySally Hall
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The sun is out! The holiday season is almost upon us, and we couldn’t be more ready for making merry. We’re appreciating being close to our friends and family here in WA, and sending good vibes to those more further afield.

Commune Wine Store

The hallmark of a beloved Perth drinking institution appears to be endless hampering via red tape and bureaucracy. This seemingly bodes well for freshly opened wine store Commune. After a rough go of it with their liquor licensing, the airy and bright shop has finally opened its doors, and we couldn’t be more jazzed for it. Lo-fi, minimal intervention wines are the star of the show, with refillable growlers on offer and a staff of certified sommeliers to show you the ropes.

209 Railway Parade, Maylands

The Wine Thief

This suburban West Leederville bottle shop is like a shimmering treasure trove. With a lovingly curated collection of wine, beer, cider and spirits, this is the perfect spot to pick up something unique – particularly if you’re looking for something beautifully packaged to gift someone special. Make sure to drop into the attached Coffee Thief for a killer coffee if it’s a bit early in the day to crack open the vino.

69 McCourt Street, West Leederville 

Wise Child Wine Store

Tucked away on a leafy corner in North Freo, Wise Child is a family-run bottle shop with a big focus on organic and naturally fermented wines. This light-filled, white brick corner store is one of the most pleasant bottle shops to drop into for some A grade service – but if you’re short on time (too busy at the beach tbh), why not jump online and order a party pack for delivery?

28 Thompson Road, North Fremantle 

Re Store

The original! The big kahuna! When it comes to smallgoods and European imported goods, the Re Store (that’s both of them) is singular. Stock up on everything from salumi and cheese to pasta and sweets – just make sure to leave enough room for a conti roll.

72 Lake Street, Northbridge
231 Oxford Street, Leederville

Lo Presti and Son

First established in 1932, before moving to East Fremantle in 1964, Lo Presti and Son are some OGs when it comes to continental delis. You won’t be able to go past its charming, very Freo shopfront filled with wooden crates and olive oil cans. Not only do these guys do a ripper conti, but you can get it (and their antipasto trays!! I think that warrants an extra exclamation point…) delivered via UberEats. The perfect solution for last minute drinks.

170 Canning Highway, East Fremantle

Black Pig Deli & Co.

Black Pig Deli & Co. owners Adam and Marissa have been making top shelf charcuterie for years under the Poach Pear label, and you can get their products, as well as other local artisan producers at the deli. These small goods have big flavour, whether it’s locally made walnut saucisson, pate en croute, or pork and sage terrine. This is just the tip of the iceberg though, with plenty more on offer, like international cheeses, pickles, mustards, oils… the list is endless, but everything is delicious.

4/890 Beaufort Street, Inglewood

North Street Store

We can’t shut up about North Street Store – not that anyone really needs telling at this point. In spite of a few vocal locals, these legends are still going strong, baking some of the best loaves in town. With the addition of sister store Little Loaf Bakery in South Freo, these guys will be pumping out even more of the good stuff. Not just cinni buns, this is the perfect spot to pickup some olive oil, dips, cheese and a fougasse for your next backyard drinks.

16 North Street, Cottesloe

Cover photo of Lo Presti and Son