Melbourne has so much to offer. I love experiencing new places and events and sharing them with you.
I have an interest in gluten free, vegan and vegetarian diets so I will let you know if you these can be catered for in my reviews.
Published June 11th 2012
If you live in or around Seddon in the inner west, here's some exciting news – A. Bongiovanni and Son have finally opened their doors. Now, if you are not one of the locals, you would not have noticed the shop being fitted out over many months, and wondered what those aisles may stock and what kind of difference this new store may bring to this little shopping strip.
It's fresh. Not just the produce, the look and feel, the customer service and the less frequently seen products and brands. There are loads of deli type items such as dips, many of which are gluten free. Italian pastas, sauces, dry snacks, biscuits, meats, dairy and dairy free products.
The supermarket is logically set out, with wide aisles and is easy to navigate. The staff are helpful and friendly. There is even a 'how to' video presentation showing how to use various produce, such as paw paw or asparagus.
If you are looking for something different, they stock brands I have never seen before, and I shop in many 'alternative' shops. There is a lot of gluten free and vegan products such as coconut icecreams and yoghurt (CocoLuscious for example), and interesting flours and grains, (quinoa, Bob's red mill products as an example).
If you are entertaining, here is where you will find gourmet biscotti or the like too. Of course they have fresh fruit and vegetables, including organics, and flowers, and that is just the start in this supermarket exploration.