The grocers, bottle shops and gourmet delis we’re stocking our pantries with this festive season

Mane Specialist Bottleshop Belmont Osborne Park
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The holiday season is well and truly upon us, and we couldn’t be more ready for making merry… And yet our pantries and fridges are embarrassingly bare!

Before the Christmas mayhem unfolds, we’re heading to our favourite spots around Perth to stock up our pantries, bars and fridges for all our festive entertaining needs.

Mane Specialist Bottleshop

With over 1000 different beers in stock, Mane’s Belmont store has long been heralded as Perth’s ultimate craft beer mecca. Beer isn’t the end of it, though – their wine and spirit offerings are equally impressive, alongside a robust, expansive collection of hot sauces, pickles and other pantry goodies, as well as an affinity for some crowd-drawing pop ups and carpark parties with Perth food greats.

This kind of ambitious range can’t be contained to just one store though! A mammoth second store in Osborne Park opened in March 2023, which means they’ve been doling out even more of their good stuff.

Mane Specialist Bottleshop Belmont Osborne Park

237 Great Eastern Highway, Belmont
392 Scarborough Beach Road, Osborne Park

Commune Wine Store

Arriving to Maylands nearly two and a half years ago, Commune Wine Store has proven itself a valuable addition to the neighbourhood, with a second Subi store currently in the works. While they’re beloved by locals, their lush selection of delicious drops – focusing on boutique, minimal intervention, natural and lo-fi wines from small independent producers – is well worth travelling for, particularly when they’re hosting one of their frequent tastings or private wine classes.

Perth's Best Boutique Bottle Shops, Commune, Maylands

209 Railway Parade, Maylands

Merchant Homewares

It’s almost comical just how frequently we recommend a visit to Merchants – but they just seem to have everything! Whether trying to find a tricky gift for just about anyone, the perfect tableware for your next dinner party, charming children’s toy, niche baking paraphernalia, gourmet apparatus or gardening goodie… They’ve got it all! From entertaining to gifting, a thorough browse through Merchant’s shelves is always sure to tick a few things off the list.

Mother's Day What's On Perth Merchants of Swanbourne Best Gift Shops

125 Claremont Crescent, Swanbourne
Shop 3/21 Mends Street, South Perth

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, The Wine Thief 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

Now situated in the heart of central Freo, Wise Child is a family-run bottle shop with a big focus on organic and naturally fermented wines – and makes a perfect pairing with a visit to Little Sister Delicatessen next door for all your cheese-y needs, or Kakulas for some international groceries. While it’s a delight to pop into in person, if you’re short on time (too busy at the beach tbh), why not jump online and order a party pack for delivery?

Wise Child Wine Store Market Street Fremantle

21A Market Street, 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.

Re Store Leederville

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.

Lo Presti And Son Grocer

170 Canning Highway, East Fremantle

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 an always expanding number of outposts, these guys are constantly 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

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Old Bridge Cellars

“So, what are we drinking?” asks Old Bridge Cellars’ awning. “One of everything”, you will reply on the way out. This North Freo spot has been around for yonks, and you’re sure to leave with something you never expected – it might even be a North Street Store cinnamon bun, or a La Paleta icecream. The drinks pairing you never knew you needed. And as if we couldn’t love them any more, these legends have expanded in 2021 to another store in Como – so it’s even easier to get your hands on a good drop.

221 Queen Victoria Street, North Fremantle
461 Canning Highway, Como

Angelo St Market

A South Perth institution since 1988, Angelo St Market has garnered a reputation for the best, fresh local produce and gourmet groceries. Not only do they make a mean conti roll, they’ve got a beaut in-house bakery, a café and a massive range of international and local specialty smallgoods and cheeses. (They also opened a sister store in Melville in 2022!)

Angelo St Market South Perth

67 Angelo Street, South Perth

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