I am a natural movement & outdoor enthusiast who is always on the lookout for ways to incorporate physical activity into my life. My perfect day would combine outdoor movement, great food & convivial company.
This is the HQ of the legendary family-owned Nut Shop in the Strand Arcade, where you can buy premium quality nuts, chocolates and dried fruit at a discount:
200g bags - 10% discount on retail prices
500g bags - 15% discount on retail prices
Get your nuts any way you like them, from raw or roasted, salted or unsalted. There is a wide variety of dried fruit, including incaberries and dried sour cherries. Our favourites are the Roasted Almond Chocolate Slabs and Almond Splinters, made with their own blend using Callebaut dark chocolate, and their roasted blanched almonds. These guys don't skimp on the roasting time with their nuts and it shows in a deep nutty flavour and crunch.
Hours: Mon-Thurs 7.30am - 4.15pm; Fri: 7.30am - 3.30pm Saturdays: Closed from December 27, re-opening February 7 Closed all Public Holidays
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Situated in a warehouse which doubles as a giant coolroom, you will see rows of parkas as you enter. Do put one on as it is frigid inside, so you can shop in comfort as you fill your trolley with export-quality meats, both grain and grass-fed beef, lamb and pork. More exotic meats (like crocodile) and offal (lamb's brains) are available in the freezer cabinets.
Our favourites are the lamb ribs, grass-fed scotch fillet, grass-fed beef mince, free-range pork and crackling which is a steal at around $2-3 per piece (depending on weight). They also have a deli selling cheese and smallgoods. Once you make your selections, exit the coolroom, hang up your parkas and make your way to the checkouts.
If you want any of your meat cut up, you can then proceed to the butcher's counter where they will cheerfully deal with your meal however you like. For a small charge, they will vacuum pack your meat into smaller bags.
Wrights the Butcher
73 Burrows Road, Alexandria
Phone: 61 2 9557 0066
Hours: 7am – 4pm Monday to Saturday
Sells quality Australian and International meat at wholesale prices. According to their website, they promote "natural and ethical meat production and the brands we sell represent our commitment to offering only the highest echelon, naturally farm raised meat."
They sell Beef, Veal, Lamb, Pork, Venison, Kangaroo, Poultry, Duck, Spanish Jamón, Italian Prosciutto, Charcuterie, Offal and Spanish Ethical Foie Gras.
Unit 44/566 Gardeners Rd
Alexandria NSW 2012
Hours: Mon-Thurs Pick Ups 9.00am - 5.00pm; Friday 9.00am - 3pm
**You will need to order a few days ahead before picking up.**
Suppliers to many cafes and restaurants, Mondo Kitchen bake a wide range of cakes, pastries, tarts, friands, slices and cookies from their Alexandria industrial unit. If you are a cake decorator, they also sell 'naked' cakes and cupcakes (uniced round or square cakes) with many flavours to choose from, leaving you to do the fun part - the decorating. For product list, visit their website.
Mondo Kitchen: Naked cupcakes ready for decorating
Serendipity Ice Cream Factory Shop
333-339 Enmore Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204
Ph: (02) 9557 8986
Mon - Fri: 9am to 5pm
Sat: 10am to 2pm (September to March inclusive)
Sun & Public Holidays: Closed
Serendipity's ice creams have won more awards than is possible to list here. They craft premium ice cream in unusual and tempting flavours. Our favourites include Death by Chocolate (which won the 2015 Champion Premium Ice Cream trophy at Sydney Royal), Salted Caramel Swirl and Peanut Butter Disaster (salted peanut butter, chocolate, peanut brittle). Visit their factory shop to get your ice-cream fix. We love how you can get it in 500ml tubs (as well as larger 2L tubs).