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Pacific Fair is well on the way to creating an ‘eat or shop’ dilemma. As part of a $670 million redevelopment, high end fashion shops with huge investment fit outs have been opening along the boulevard attracting international shoppers and lots of onlookers. The centre is also well on the way to establishing itself as...
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It’s Jamie Oliver’s fault. I lift my nose in the air when it comes to sausages. I don’t do ‘bits’, and unless I know who made those sausages and what’s in them, I just won’t eat them. Enter Grobnik. My sausage heaven! We’ve bought Josip Marsanic’s sausages at the farmers’ markets long before we visited...
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Adrian Grazioli always had a dream of opening his own patisserie. After training at Brunetti’s in Melbourne, Adrian moved back to the coast, working for different cake shops before opening his own premises, ironically in the same block as the restaurant his parents founded: Riviera. Hidden away in a tiny suburban shopping centre in Sorrento,...
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Halal meat is an important produce item for Australia, not only for export (with a worldwide market of over 1.4 billion Muslims worldwide), but also for Australia’s 300,000 Muslim population. So it’s hardly surprising that many larger meat companies process and prepare Halal meat and meat products, nor that Australia is a world leader in...
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Although completely shaded by canopies, it’s best to visit Helensvale Markets early during the summer months. Held on the basketball courts at Helensvale State High School, this market is nestled into surrounding gum trees and well worth a visit because of the stalls which are only located at this particular venue. There’s a fair range...
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There’s more than a touch of a French provincial town market in Ambarella Fine Foods. With its black and grey striped shop awnings, reproduction chandeliers, potted herbs and flowers accenting the displays, Mediterranean-influenced groceries for sale, a French patisserie and boulangerie, and even a kitchenware shop replete with Julia Child inspired cookware, it’s a lush...
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We first came across Bačka Gourmet Foods at the Carrara Markets, while checking out the Farmers Market. Venturing inside, it was hard not to miss their stall: “…then we struck gold: Bačka Gourmet Foods, a stall stacked full of European smallgoods, all gluten-free, preservative and additive free, the smoky aromas drifting out into the market....
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Gold Coast Organic Meats in Mermaid Waters is the only ACO certified organic butchery on the coast. What does that mean? How is it different to a butcher’s shop that sells organic meat? Basically, it means that the shop itself is certified. Not only is the meat fully traceable from birth to sale, but also...
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In an inconspicuous little shop in a tiny suburban shopping centre in Parkwood you’ll find a butcher who sells only organic products: GJ’s Organic Meats. While there are several Gold Coast butchers who sell organic meat, GJ’s is only one of two butchers where every single product in the shop is from certified organic producers....
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Ferry Road Market provides a most civilised shopping experience. There’s a great choice of markets on the Gold Coast, but the ‘trolley trudge’ is not for everyone. Some people need a more pleasurable food shopping experience, as well as a built in ‘need it now’ adaptability to their lives –from ‘there are visitors coming to...