French traveller and writer wannabe, my love for the ocean and surfing has led me to Aussie territory where I enjoy rambling about food, wine, encounters and anything really. Follow my shenanigans at www.thatoceanicfeeling-australia.tumblr.com
Published May 10th 2012
It's so easy to fall in love with Kakulas Sister. If you are in the search for high quality food, enjoy strong spice smells and old-fashioned grocer stores atmosphere, then this Fremantle-based wholefoods boutique is the right place for you.
I came across Kakulas Sister about two months ago when I was looking for buckwheat flour to save my savoury crepes' dinner party. Coles failed me, so I rushed to Kakulas Sister crying for help before closing time and boy did I step into another world! I'm obsessed with the store ever since and wish they had membership cards.
There are too many reasons why you should enter the world of Kakulas: make your own muesli or tea, try beans with odd names, be tempted by super-expensive-but-totally-worth-it raclette cheese or simply test a different kind of rice that you've never cooked before.
Looking for a simple yummy afternoon treat? Too easy: take a brown paper bag and sample the many nuts and dried fruit. Personal favorites are lemon myrtle choc macadamia, choc coffee beans - hello mini tiramisu in a nut!, and raw almonds.
What I particularly enjoy about Kakulas Sister is that I can buy the amount of produce that I want. In chain supermarkets, you are forced to purchase by the 50g, 250g, 500g bag. But buying wholefoods from their rustic sacks is much more interesting in terms of quality and price. Plus it's fun to dig your hand in the coffee beans!
And if Freo is too much of an effort, you can always swing by Kakulas Bros in Northbridge.