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Published January 17th 2017
Ezy mart really hits the spot
This shop has recently opened in The Spot Randwick (the popular restaurant district of Randwick past Coogee Bay Road). This is not your standard Ezy Mart Store. They offer many, many fancy brands and hard to source overseas items. There is even a dedicated organic section in the back of the shop, filled to the brim with organic foods and household items – they even stock organic washing liquid and cleaning products. The cashier is friendly and always has a smile to offer you. He knows the store well and has a good knowledge of the products available.
They stock Ben and Jerry's famous ice cream here, a hit with the vegetarians, as they use only cruelty free methods to produce the diary components of the ice-cream. The shop is neat and clean and everything is laid out in perfect order. The prices are not too bad for a convenience store – you can get Hersches Chocolate syrup (imported from the USA) for only $3.99, some convenience stores in Bondi sell it for up to $12.
This Ezy Mart stocks a large variety of imported and local chocolates and lollies; they have a huge selection of sweets. This store rivals any dedicated sweet shop for variety, this is like a dentist's worst nightmare, but popular with kids. They have many US brands such as Reese's, Ritter Sports, Lion, Nerds Rope, Sweet Tarts and many more exotic treats as well as stocking the local favourites like Cadbury's chocolates.
Most household items are available here – you can get anything from a hairbrush to fine imported organic olive oil. They do sell some medicines too – strepsils, panadol and nurofen. There are usually some fresh fruits and vegetables available that are fresh – since they do not stock many.
The real surprise about this shop is the amount of good quality organic produce available. It was a delight to discover the Organic Garden section of the shop. It almost functions as a local health food store. The range of organic staples like: organic rice, breakfast cereals, olives, cheeses, dips, bread, antipasto, pasta, nuts, beans, diced tomato and more, is amazing for a small shop. The only negative aspect is that some items do not have prices on them so you will need to ask how much they are. Absolute Organic is a favourite here. They also have some interesting gluten free options too – try the Piranha Potato Grills in creamy mushroom for a tasty snack. Cobs Natural popcorn in cheddar or nacho cheese, coco crunch or sea salt and cider vinegar are on offer here too.
For those in the mood for a cool and sweet dessert, they stock Pat and Stick's unique ice-cream sandwiches. They have their own fridge and stock the complete range. They have all the flavour varieties such as Peppermint Chocolate Chip, Espresso Lace, Chocolate Lace and Caramel Pecan to name just a few.
If you like imported treats and trying exotic goods then this place is for you. Equally if you love your health and need good quality organic produce at a reasonable price then this is the shop for you; just make sure you resist the temptation of the sweets on your way to the organic section.