157 Spring Street, Melbourne. t: +61 3 9639 0335. (Website)
Tucked away at the scenic end of the city and inspired by the classic alimentari of 1940’s Rome and Milan, Spring Street Grocer is a lot like the local grocer that you remember from childhood – but perhaps a little bit fancier.
Unique in the city's central business heart, the Grocer supplies a beautiful range of wholesome and nutritious (mostly organic) foods: think fresh seasonal produce, wonderful cheeses, whole-foods staples, imported delicacies and a delicious range of chef Curley's ready-made take-home meals.
“It’s the boutique food store this end of the city has needed forever. Rainbow chard, zucchini flowers and plump tomatoes come in daily from the markets and are stacked up next to tins of duck fat and jars of fancy salt. The walls are lined with salami from Australia and Calabria (you can buy these whole) and the staircase off to one side will soon give you access to a subterranean cheese cave”. Time Out Melbourne
Spring Street Grocer is open daily from 8am-10pm.