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Published July 11th 2021
An array of fresh and carefully selected quality food
The Standard Market Company opened at Gasworks Plaza -Newstead, Brisbane- in September 2013. The founders Darren Frame and Mitch Love opened their shop in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane in 2002. They had a massive success due to providing their customers with excellent products from the best suppliers, great seasonal produce and researching and stocking original food not carried by the big chain retailers.
The Standard Market Company at Gasworks stores only fresh and original food. Photos by Author.
Mitch and Darren supplied only high-quality gourmet food and vegetables and kept expanding, adding to their store a gourmet delicatessen and high-quality signature meat.
A plethora of fresh fruit, including green papaya, yellow papaya, watermelon, oranges, bananas, finger limes, chestnuts, figs, kiwi fruits, dragon fruits, custard apples, persimmons and passion fruits. Photos by Author.
The idea behind the scenes was to set a new high-quality standard for fresh fruit, vegetables, products and ingredients. The Standard Market Company was created, delivering fresh every day, inspiring a different style of cooking and offering new ideas for genuine and healthy meals.
The most beautiful nectarines, huge lemons, watermelon and juicy mandarins. Photos by Author.
When you enter the Standard Market Company store, you notice immediately the high quality of the fruit and vegetables that have been carefully selected. The store stocks fruit, vegetables and products that may not be available in the supermarkets. Only the best fruit and the best vegetables are delivered to the customers to eat, prepare and turn into delicious and healthy dishes.
The personnel is friendly and trained to help you choose the right food items and how to prepare or cook them.
Pumpkins, capsicum, carrots, tomatoes, celery, Red cabbage, Sugarloaf cabbage, Drumhead cabbage, Lebanese cucumbers, Continental cucumbers. Photos by Author.
I had an incredibly fantastic time walking in the aisles of the Standard Market Company store. My eyes were captured by the many different colours and shapes of all the fresh produce and products. The tall shelves are full of an unbelievable variety of local gourmet products and food from many different parts of the world, like Italy, Spain, England, France and Mexico. I discovered many new products made in Brisbane, in Queensland and in different regions of Australia.
The advantage of a store that sells exclusive food is it gives you the possibility to concentrate on the right ingredients for the preparation of fantastic traditional recipes and recipes from the world.
I have noticed the shop doesn't carry superfluous food like unhealthy soft drinks, salty chips or sugary sauces. This store reminds me of a shop from bygone days - the ones you could buy only real food then you would go home and start your cooking.
Sweet potatoes, different variety of pumpkins, garlic, onions, ginger and many other vegetables to turn into delicious meals. Photos by Author.
The meats department at The Standard Market Company is a multi-award winner for the quality of the cuts, presentation and innovation in the butchery area. Like all the other departments, the quality of the meat is very high and you can find excellent meats for your special meals and for your celebrations, including Black Angus. Beef, Bangalow Sweet Pork, Nerang Park Poultry and Tasmanian Royal Lamb.
The Standard Market Company's butchers make gourmet sausages, stir-fry mixes, gourmet roasts and marinated products on site daily.
There is also a special cabinet where purebred Wagyu beef is hung to age with Himalayan salt bricks to enhance the flavour and preservation qualities of this incredible meat.
Lamb loin chops, Veal schnitzel, Super trimmed lamb cutlets and many more cuts of meat. It is easy find the right ingredients for a special meal. Photos by Author.
The Standard Market Company butchers prepare every day fresh gourmet sausages, from Wagyu beef sausage, Cumberland pork sausages, Honey chipotle beef sausages, Chicken sausages and many more. They are ideal to cook at home or for a special bbq! Photo by Author.
The deli is not different from all the other departments at the Standard Market Company. You can find fresh local gourmet and fine food from different countries like cheese varieties, olives, cured meats, oils, pasta, honey and many other products. Again, only the best food arrives on the shelves of the store. A great place to shop for sophisticated parties and special picnics.
An incredible assortment of olives to satisfy every taste! from chilli &garlic pitted Sicilians, Pimiento stuffed olives, Mount Zero mixed Australian olives, chilli stuffed green olives, pitted herbs Sicilian olives, Extra large Greek Kalamata olives in brine, and so many more; the olives are both Australian and from other countries in order to offer a complete selection of different flavours. Photo by Author.
The Standard Market Company has its own warehouse in Brisbane Markets at Rocklea. Only the best produce gets chosen and then carefully packed fresh, undamaged and delivered to its own shops.
Fremantle octopus, Picklehead dill pickle chips, zucchini & couscous falafel, quinoa falafel, marinated artichokes, feta stuffed bell peppers, dolmades, semi sundried Roma tomatoes, different types of salami included the original Tartufo salame and many more foods that work well as an antipasto. Photo by Author.
This section is dedicated to the Prosciutto. There are the famous prosciutti from Italy, San Daniele and Prosciutto di Parma; there are prosciutto make in Spain and made in Australia. Prosciutto is cured pork meat, ideal as an antipasto or to create fantastic dishes. Photo by Author.
You also find Australian made foods as well as products from all over the world like Italy, Spain, France, England and Mexico just to mention a few.
When you want to find the best cheese for authentic pasta dishes, for topping a homemade pizza or the best cheeses for antipasto, it's important to choose the right cheese! A kaleidoscope of cheeses made in Italy, France, Spain and Australia. Fresh, soft, semi-soft, semi-firm, hard, and blue-veined, rich in flavour, creamy, tangy, spreadable, just pick the right one. Photo by Author.
Products like frozen gourmet pizzas, lasagne, soups, dips, salads, snacks, gourmet yoghurt and desserts to take home, the foods are made by highly qualified chefs sourcing the best ingredients. Fresh local gourmet and international fine food including cheese, olives, cured meats, oils and pasta. Again, only the best food arrives on the shelves of the store.
Ranieri Olio Extra Vergine di Oliva from Italy; Pomodoras is a series of balsamic dressings in different flavours; Pomodoras is made in Australia from at least 75% Australian ingredients with Balsamic Vinegar from Italy. Black Truffle Oil is made in Spain. Photos by Author.
Special Kombucha, Probiotic Kitchen has different flavours and made with different ingredients. Probiotic Kitchen is made in Morningside, Brisbane. Homemade multiple gourmet food awards jam The Grainge is Australian owned and operated business. The Grainge provides high quality jams. Mary Valley Food dried lemons and orange, perfect for your cocktails or fine desserts. Mary Valley produces artisan dried fruit sourcing their produce from farmers around Amamoor in the Mary Valley, Queensland, Australia. Mr Consistant are handmade Premium Cocktails Mixers and uses fresh ingredients; Mr Consistant products are made in Burleigh, Gold Coast. Photos by Author.
Sgambarro pasta is made in Treviso, in Northern Italy. Making pasta is a business owned by three generations, keeping in mind the precious resources of the country and respecting the environment. Pangkarra is a family and operated business based in Clare Valley, South Australia. The Maitland's family is deeply connected with the farm and the land that produces the grains for flour. La Pasta di Mamma Isa is produced in Colacchio in Calabria, South Italy. Photos from Author.
Great article Cris. The fruit and vegies look very much as described. I was almost turning vegetarian until I came to the meat photos. The cakes, slices and ice-creams made me postpone my diabetes appointment for a week, well almost.
Based on your review it looks like an extraordinary place to shop, especially if you want to cook a meal from fresh meats, fresh dairy and produce. Pretty amazing review, it had good photography and I think adding the details on what the foods involve, such as where they are from etc. etc. was great promotion for that store and overall, a great review, thanks for sharing.