Find Wanaka's best kept secrets, those hidden gems only the locals know to buy fresh, locally-grown and made produce in-person or online.
Wanaka is a community of food lovers, with a network of foodies wanting to buy and support local. There are now a number of providers offering ways to buy local produce in-person, online and at the farm gate. Below is a list of places you can purchase locally farmed, grown or made produce.
Florence's Foodstore & Cafe is an experiential food destination, where your eye, as well as your palate, is appeased.
You can eat and drink at the cafe or on the outdoor terrace, and also wander through the food store, tasting and enjoying the display of foods local and imported. The perfect place to browse locally-made produce including fresh bread, pickles and more.
Cnr Cardrona Valley Rd and Orchard Rd
T: 03 443 7078
Open 7 days 8.30am - 2:30pm
Honest Wholefood Co.
Honest Wholefood Co. was started by Nicola and Emma, two sisters with a passion for living as sustainably and waste free as they possibly can. As well as trying to encourage and influence as many other people to do so too. They aim to provide eco-conscious customers locally and across New Zealand with access to healthy, affordable, unprocessed foods with no excess waste and plastics.
Wanaka Depot: 15 Reece Crescent
Open - Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
Organic Wholefoods is where you can find the best range of wholefood organic supplies Wanaka has to offer, making your journey to healthier eating easier. You can also bring your empty cleaning and homecare bottles down to be refilled, so you can do your little bit in reducing waste.
24 Dungarvon Street, Wanaka
T: 03 443 8801
Open Mon-Sat 9am-5pm
Hawea Store & Kitchen
From farm, shelf to table, we work alongside growers, beekeepers, winemakers and bakers to stock and serve the best of the Southern Lakes, whether it’s organic and spray-free fruit on our grocer shelves, or local lamb served with a side of international inspiration at our upstairs restaurant and bar.
33 Capell Ave, Lake Hawea
T: 03 443 1696
Open 7 days.
Located in the heart of Wanaka, the Meditteranean Market has been the shopping haven for locals for years. Providing a mix of local and international produce, bulk goods, fresh bread, meats and vegetables, you will be sure to find most locally-produced artisanal items here.
20 Ardmore Street, Wanaka
T: 03 443 0118
Open 7 days
Local Larder is Wanaka’s only truly local food box, offering a different range of meat, vegetables and other local goodies each week delivered straight to your doorstep. When you shop through Local Larder, you can be confident that 100% of the products you purchase are from the Central Otago region, made with passion by locals. Their goal is to support local producers, to help grow their business by reaching new customers, as well as enabling customers to purchase high quality, good value products with just one transaction, paying one delivery fee and receiving just one delivery of goods.