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by finy (subscribe)
A retired business owner, my passions are cooking, photography and eating. I use all three of these when I write for which is on HubGarden
Published August 10th 2016
Best Gourmet and Fruit Shop in Perth
The Boatshed Market has been in Cottesloe for many years, and it has just gone on and on improving.

It looks very ordinary from the outside!

The displays are incredible and worth going there just to see! Their range of all types of food is second to none in Perth, and their food to go is excellent. The range of fruit and vegetables is unreal and some of them I had never even heard of. They are displayed with such flair and imagination that it makes all the food look so inviting.

Boat Shed
Display of vegetables

Part of the Boatshed Market greens display

I had just been involved in a discussion on the internet regarding custard apples, and to my delight, I found them here even though I had not seen them in my local fruit shop. The very friendly man fixing the vegetables showed me where these were and explained how to eat them and get them to the ripe stage for eating!

Explaining about custard apples

They have an incredible bakery which includes house made breads of all varieties, cakes, mini cakes, pasties, pies and so much more. It was so tempting, I had to take the photos and quickly walk on as I am unable to eat cake at the moment!

Part of the cake, pastry and bread ranges

They range in price dramatically and start at $2.50 for a very small cake.

The range of take-away is very varied and is divided into sections with each counter having a specialised food, as well as a large counter with various home cooked meals which you can buy by the kilo/container. They have dips, sauces, salads, sushi, soups and much more for those who are busy and do not have time to make everything themselves. From previous experience, most of these are excellent, despite being quite expensive.

Look at those pizzas!

They even have special sections for some of their homemade hot meals which you can buy in small quantities or eat on the go. Apart from those photographed below, they also had a huge dish with a house-made Italian Chicken Cacciatore meal (hot) which looked delicious.

Food to eat on the go

Their range of cheese is the best I have seen in Perth in a long time, and includes cheeses from all over the world.

They have double this amount of cheese on display

The Boatshed Market is definitely not a cheap place to buy, although they do have specials on their fruit/vegetables which are always very fresh. It is refreshing not to find bad bits in fruit, and if you shop at The Boatshed Market, this is a rarity as the fruit is hand picked and checked continuously by the many staff in this area.

Their range of flowers was stunning - colourful, fresh, and striking.

This is just part of their flower range!

They also have a fish shop and a butcher attached to the main middle shop and needless to say, they also sell quality products.

Aged beef display

This is an experience not to be missed, and is situated at 40 Jarrad Street, Cottesloe and is open until 8.00 pm, with off street parking right outside.

Check out their websitefor more information.
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Why? It is an incredible place!
When: Up to 8.00 pm daily
Phone: 9284 5176
Where: 40 Jarrad Street, Cottesloe
Cost: Varies
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It is truly a world class store. It is also called the Bloodshed by the locals because it costs a bomb and leaves you bleeding!
by liste (score: 0|2) 1949 days ago
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