For Goodness Sake
You’ve got to love an outspoken grocer.
The team behind the gorgeous abundance at Fredericks Fine Grocer are ready to stand up for what they believe in, so they tell it like it is.
To paraphrase managing director Richard Konarik, if we only rely on the big supermarkets to provide our food, we kiss goodbye to what’s important – real food, fresh and organic, chemical free and flavour rich.
Before you dive in to the shop for a crisp apple or some delectable icecream, pause and look up at the building itself. The site is where one Frederick Porritt, in 1857, ran his fruit and veg business, possibly growing some of his wares there too.
A bank was later erected on the site, which is why it’s so grand now, and why, too, it’s heritage listed.
Part of the interesting shift towards good living and informed shopping and eating that’s sweeping down the Cremorne streets into Richmond, Fredericks Fine Grocer has been open since 2014, touting itself as an environmentally friendly store that also supports Australian produce.
The vibe inside is relaxed and friendly, so you can have a browse and a chat, particularly if you want to discuss the merits of almond milk vs camel’s milk, or whether manuka honey has the right flavour to sweeten your Tinnitus Tea.
They stock organic wine too, as well as gluten free breads. Fancy a treat? Easy: Gourmet Grills crisps for a savoury hit, or Organice Times Premium Chocolate for that sweet indulgence.
Pack a picnic lunch, and head on down to the Botanic Gardens, or for a walk along the Yarra. Time to enjoy the good life.