Hill Street Grocer: Gourmet food shop in Hobart, Tasmania

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Hill Street Grocer HeartHeartHeart
Food store
Hobart
Open: Daily

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Phone Number: +61 3 6234 6849
Address: cnr Hill Street and Arthur Street
West Hobart, Tasmania, 7000
Country: Australia

The Hill Street Grocer now has sparklng new premises just along the street from where they started. This corner location sees larger premises, a homewares section, a large cheese room and cheese display and an expanded prepared foods section. You can even buy the famous Zalto wine glasses here!
Rather than the traditional weekly shopping excursion to a soul-less supermarket, locals drop into the Hill Street Grocer once or twice a day for their bread or fruit and vegetables or a bottle of premium Tasmanian wine or for some Greek-inspired pre-prepared dinner dishes from the large trays in the deli section.
The staff seems to know most people by name and there are lots of discussions about children, schools, businesses and other day-to-day happenings at the checkouts!
We are particularly impressed with the depth of the offerings and the care and attention to detail that is evident throughout the store.
Just stand and watch three or four staff constantly and continually refreshing the fruit and vegetable displays, making sure that every piece on display is perfect. They also strongly support local growers, particularly those who have switched to organic produce such as the wonderful York Town Organics.
And watch the staff in the deli section as they carefully ensure that it is the most spotless food service area imaginable. Others are constantly patrolling the shelves ensuring that stock is kept tidy and current.
Wine is also a feature here. Under the watchful eye of master winemaker Peter Althaus the wine has been selected to represent the best that Tasmania has to offer. And what better than to start your exploration of Tasmania's finest than with Peter's own Domaine A Cabernet Sauvignon. Tasmania is not noted for the production of this variety, however the finesse of this wine (which is only produced in the years that the grapes are up to the winemakers exacting standards) has caught the attention of collectors throughout the world. But there are other great wines available here as well. As you look through the racks of wine just inside the door you will see pinot noir and chardonnay from Stefano Lubiana. You will see the luscious pinot and chardonnay from Freycinet vineyard and the approachable offerings from Bream Creek Vineyard among others.
Hill Street Grocer is one of the most 'complete' stores we know in terms of great produce and grocery items combined with willing and friendly staff.
They also have other stores on the corner of Augusta Road in New Town, 362 Macquarie Street in South Hobart, Shop 7, Bayview Market, 5 Opal Drive in Blackmans Bay, 42/54 Oldaker St in Devonport, 108 - 114 Gilbert Street, Latrobe, 1 Reid Street, Strahan, 60 Carlton Beach Road, Dodges Ferry and at 528 South Arm Road in Lauderdale.
 
     
     
     


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