By Danielle Kutchel
Borne from frustration with increasingly wasteful and unhealthy lifestyles, Good Food Emporium offers an alternative to mainstream supermarkets – a business with heart, driven by passionate staff and customers.
Based on an ethos of sustainability, Good Food Emporium offers a wide range of organic produce, vegan and vegetarian foods, natural beauty and remedies – even sustainably-produced wine! Many of the products filling their shelves have been supplied by other small businesses, putting more back into the local economy.
And as the world pivots to a more thoughtful way of living and as interest in the environment, wellness and health increases, the Good Food Emporium offers a one-stop-destination for the whole family’s needs, with a wide variety of products curated and sourced with the community, country and planet front-of-mind.
In keeping with their environmental consciousness, the naked food range is expanding and now includes pasta, chickpeas, popping corn, the most delicious vegetable chips, and a range of chocolate coated nuts and berries that are hard to resist.
Good Food Emporium has a large range of medicinal mushroom products – all the rage at the moment and said to be a boost to the immune system.
Health and safety of customers and staff is paramount, with hand sanitiser available at the entrance and physical distancing encouraged.
Other practical changes to the store will help customers adapt to Covid-normal: the emporium has started running a home delivery service and click and collect, with their fresh, organic produce able to be ordered online. Fresh produce boxes have proven to be popular, with customers able to add other items to their online order too.
Meanwhile, the 100 per cent plant-based café is still open, serving delicious coffee and good food to go, along with a selection of cakes and slices.
The team lives the ethos and are passionate and authentic about what they do.
Customers can call in-store to chat with one of the qualified nutritionists, naturopaths or beauty therapists.
Staff can even personalise the shopping experience with in-store tours and advice about any products customers are unfamiliar with.
Good Food Emporium is at the Casey Lifestyle Centre, in Narre Warren, and is open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, and 9am-4pm on weekends. The café is open daily from 10am – 2.30pm for takeaway. To order online or find out more, visit www.goodfoodemporium.com.au/