Top 5 Hobart Foodie Shopping Spots

13 November 2012

Tasmania is a foodie's paradise and Hobart boasts several mouth-watering speciality stores for chefs who only use the very best of local and imported ingredients. If you're planning a picnic, or hosting a fine dinner party during your stay, be sure to stop by these foodie shopping spots for some of Tasmania's best natural produce and delicacies.

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Wursthaus Kitchen
Tasmania's famous Wursthaus Kitchen, located in the heart of Hobart's Salamanca, offers the best local and imported products, including fresh produce, premium cuts of meat and deli products to die for. Pick up a gourmet hamper and select a premium cool-climate wine from Tasmania or from a special selection of over fifty wines from Europe. If time permits, register for a cooking class or treat yourself to a degustation dinner. When in Hobart, Wursthaus Kitchen is the discerning foodie's one-stop-shop.

Hill Street Grocer
Hill Street Grocer is a remarkable little corner store, located at 109 Hill Street in West Hobart. Made famous by its Greek owners of over forty years, for its fresh fruit and vegetables, and an impressive deli line-up, Hill Street Grocer also offers event catering, office fruit boxes, gift hampers and a wine and cheese club that boasts wine and cheese evenings and special offers fro its members. Hill Street Grocer is a little touch of Greece in Hobart with some of the best produce and deli products on offer.

Sweet Envy
Sweet Envy, on Elizabeth Street in North Hobart, is the city's answer to a modern day French patisserie, boasting impressive looking and tasting cakes, cupcakes, pies, sandwiches, pastries, macarons, ice cream and confectionary. In a fine white street-side setting, classic recipes and traditional techniques stand the test of time alongside original contemporary creations so there is a special sweet to suit every occasion. Our favourite treats are the red velvet cupcakes and fancy cookies for kids. Sweet Envy is on a mission to make afternoon tea the new lunch.

Bottega Rotolo
Fine food and wine merchants with a national reputation for excellence, the Bottega Rotolo of Tasmania is located in Bathurst Street, near the corner of Harrington in Hobart. With off-street parking available you can plan to stay and enjoy a bottle of Italian or Australian wine and a tasting plate in the fully licensed space. Boasting a fabulous cheese room and a wide array of specialised Italian ingredients, including fresh artisan pasta, bread, olives, olive oil and coffee, it's easy to select some mini bar treats to see you through to the end of your stay or pick up a gourmet hamper.

Bruny Island Providore
On tiny Bruny Island, just off the southeastern coastline of Tasmania, located in the beautiful Hiba Gardens in Adventure Bay, sits Bruny Island Providore. Famous for more than twenty-five different flavours of Bruny Island Fudge, delicious chocolate truffles and chocolate sauce that is said to be so good it can be drizzled over just about anything.

Xanthe Coward

Xanthe's favourite travel destinations are the Greek Islands, Indonesia, Fiji and Vanuatu. With a background in performing arts, fine food, wine and good times, Xanthe enjoys travel that brings her close to the locals and their leisure activities. Being a theatre reviewer means that Xanthe will always do dinner and a show before checking out the late night city scene and still be up early to find the markets and a decent pot of chai.