Golosi Food Emporium

Golosi Food Emporium is one of the most impressive specialty food shops on the Gold Coast. Established in March 2013 by Selena Quested, the passion for fine food has been continued and expanded by new owner Donna Harrison, who also owns Burleigh Bar and Bites, also in James Street. The shop may be small, yet […]

Grobnik Fine Foods

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 […]

Gotzinger Smallgoods

It’s one of our favourite winter weekend breakfasts: Spanish chorizo with garlic, spinach, chargrilled capsicum and tomato served on a piece of sourdough toast. Filling, nourishing and delicious, it’s easy to prepare, especially with a few shortcuts! Chorizo sausages freeze well in the packet, and most other ingredients come from the pantry or garden, so […]

Harvest, Newrybar

‘Harvest’: a bounty that follows a season of work, culminating in Thanksgiving; a veritable feast. It’s a fitting name to describe this well-established Newrybar cafe/restaurant, bakery, delicatessen and farm. We’ve heard lots about Harvest, and decide to visit for Saturday lunch, a relaxed chance to breathe in the country atmosphere with no pressing timelines to […]

Poloz Continental Foods

This little mixed business is a bit of a ‘jack of all trades’. More utilitarian than cute, it has a split personality: Polish deli on the one hand and takeaway brekkie/lunch spot on the other. There’s Kransky Roll and Pierogi on offer as well as the usual fried suspects, Big Brekkie for $11, and sandwiches […]

Ambarella Fine Foods, Burleigh Waters

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 […]