The Pantry sells organic, ethically produced food ranging from corn chips to bananas to chocolate. They also have a bring-your-own-container system for an assortment of dry goods (flour, pasta, muesli, etc.), and some wet (honey, soy sauce, etc).
The pantry stocks more than just food though. They also sell cleaning materials and personal care products.
The Pantry also offers a Fruit and Veg box option. The boxes come in three sizes: Standard ($35), Medium ($49) and Large ($69). They must be ordered by noon on Monday, and become available for pick up on Thursday. Delivery is available for $7, so long as you aren't TOO far from South Melbourne.
Order forms for boxes are available here, or you can check out their website for more information.
I want to be upfront with you: it's not a cheap greengrocer, but it's cheap for what you get. If you are struggling to pay for that coyo habit (rich, vegan and addictive coconut yoghurt), then offer to volunteer.
The Pantry is always looking for people to help out, and as well as meeting new people, you'll get $7.50 with them for every hour of your time. Call The Pantry to ask how you can help! Also, don't forget that members of The Commons get 10% off.
The Pantry is definitely worth a look, and is open Thursday to Sunday, so make a day of it: head to the Bank Street Market (held in The Commons' car park and hall), have a cuppa at Let Me Be Frank, (The Commons' cafe), and grab your groceries from The Pantry at the same time. Lovely.