STONNINGTON & BOROONDARA
26 Princess Street, Kew. 9853 8314
This one-stop shop has all your fresh groceries plus anything else you might need. Wine, anyone?
498 Tooronga Road, Hawthorn East. 9882 3088
These deli and market professionals know a thing or two about gourmet food and wine. They also have everything you would find in a big chain.
BAYSIDE & PORT PHILLIP
Stall 80, Aisle B, South Melbourne Market. 9682 3888
Selling hard-to-find groceries, fruit and veg, homewares and frozen food, this family owned business can also offer advice on recipes and food preparation.
4. Limra Groceries
162a Carlisle Street, St Kilda. 9537 1515
Specialises in Indian and Pakistani spices, groceries, preserves, dried foods and bulk grains.
5. Spices & Saree Bazaar
16 Station Road, Cheltenham. 9584 2279
A wide range of Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan and Islander foods, including lentils, herbs, curry powders and cooking oils.
47 Glen Eira Road, Ripponlea. 9528 1200
A gourmet grocer on the Ripponlea strip that also has a popular range of take-home meals.
465 Centre Road, Bentleigh. 9557 8965
For more than 15 years this deli has stocked everything – from charcuterie to wine, cheese and European delicacies.
Prahran Market, 163 Commercial Road, South Yarra. 9826 6039
Fresh vegetarian Asian ingredients and the best spices in town. Try the home-made frozen dumplings ready for you to cook.
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9. Tat Sing Food Stores
890-896 Canterbury Road, Box Hill. 9899 6336
People come from far and wide to shop at this long-running family-owned business.
10/38-40 Burwood Highway, Burwood East. 9808 9570
This store boasts of having one of the largest ranges of unique groceries from all over Asia.
11. KFL Supermarket
1029 Doncaster Road, Doncaster East. 9842 2230
Fresh produce and various varieties of each food item mean you’re spoilt for choice.
12. KFL Supermarket
321 Racecourse Road, Kensington. 9376 4988
Australian-owned and the go-to Asian grocery store for MasterChef’s Gary Mehigan, there is absolutely everything here from fresh fruit, vegies and meat to frozen or dried produce and spices.
13. Golden Mart
439 Keilor Road, Niddrie. 9379 6388
A variety of Asian vinegar, rice, tea and spices are served up in this no-nonsense shop and there’s a butcher at the front.
Shop 68, Westfield Shopping Centre, Airport West. 9310 3777
This shop has all the Asian condiments and spices for your next Chinese dinner party. There’s curry pastes, fresh tamarind and chilli flakes and powder.
IVANHOE & VALLEY
15. Idly Corner
61 Beetham Parade, Rosanna. 9459 2269
Specialises in Indian and Sri Lankan cuisine. The lovely Uma has been delighting locals for years.
16. Good & More Asian Grocery
42 Copernicus Crescent, Bundoora. 9466 9868
Stocks the best and freshest in Asian vegetables. Located in the impressive Polaris town centre, right next to public transport.
17. Nature’s Harvest
920 Main Road, Hurstbridge. 9718 0000
A traditional health-food shop stocked with groceries, organic fruit and vegetables and guilt-free meats.
2 Nicholson Street, Abbotsford. 9429 4028
This large supermarket stocks Asian ingredients including tea, soy sauce and rice wines, hard-to-find mushrooms and useful crockery, stock pots and knives.
19. Kimchi Korea Japanese Grocery
161-163 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. 9416 3438
Buy fresh fruit and veg, gyoza and dumpling skins, and plenty of condiments at this grocery store, which also sells Asian beers and sake.
20. Tan Dai Asian Grocery
142-144 Victoria Street, Richmond. 9428 8881
Visit this store for Asian pantry staples including noodles, tofu, fruit and veg, pickled fish, sweets, tea and sauces.