I'm a freelance writer living in the beautiful river town of Mannum in South Australia dreaming of the day I can retire from the 9-5 to write full-time.
Published January 18th 2018
A supermarket with so much more than groceries
Frewville Foodland - Voted best in the world.
If you were looking for something interesting and fun to do on the weekend and someone suggested visiting a supermarket, you might think they'd lost the plot. But I can assure you that this is one supermarket that offers so much more than groceries and there is always a reason to linger long after your shopping is done.
Frewville Foodland was voted the world's best in 2016 and again in 2017, and it's easy to see why. The moment you enter through the doors, you are immersed in an experience unlike any other. The first thing I encountered was an in-store cafe called Mr. Nick's, with a fresh and varied menu. You can order to go or sit and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere.
Entering into the shopping area, I was overwhelmed by the abundance of produce on display, from an extensive dairy range with every kind of gourmet cheese you could imagine, to the bakery section with freshly baked bread, cakes, cookies and pretzels, all brilliantly displayed to entice you over.
But what intrigued me most about this store is that there is live entertainment and a seating area within the supermarket right next to the fresh aromatic fruit and veg section, where you can rest a while, breath in the earthy garden smells and listen to the sounds of a live piano or violin performance, a soft-voiced man singing ballads and strumming his guitar, or even a Mariachi Band on the right day.
Be entertained while you shop
Take your time
I stopped in with a friend while visiting the area, intending to grab a quick drink, but ended up staying for lunch and a chat with the gentleman who was there to entertain the shoppers. I loved the upbeat and contemporary atmosphere of the Frewville Foodland and can only regret that it is so far from where I live, otherwise, I would definitely make it my regular shopping experience.