Spelt and quinoa. Despite being two of the most ancient grains, they’re often overlooked as ingredients but this shop is changing that.

Located in the heart of Fitzroy, just around the corner from both the Vegie Bar and Yong Green Food, Spelt Quinoa offers local, organic products at an affordable price – something not often found in a health food store.

It’s not just about grains here. The interior space is small, but packed full with a variety of treats that make eating healthy a delightful adventure. Products range from assorted bulk grains, pulses, flours and nuts to pre-made treats like kale chips, bread rolls and cakes. If you’re looking for a sweet fix, the Probites (protein balls of dates, quinoa, tahini and agave) are guilt-free melt-in-your-mouth treats. House-made products like the Spelt Quinoa Sunrise muesli are a great way to start your morning.

Owner Gemma Flye’s decision to open the storewas born out of her passion for cooking and baking interesting foods and this permeates the shop. With such an abundance of choice, it is hard to leave Spelt Quinoa without feeling able and inspired to go wild in the kitchen.