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• Florence, Camp Hill. The cafe has cut its operations down to takeaway and delivery while selling pantry items that include ferments, pickles, sourdough, soup, pasta and house-made pasta sauce.
• Restaurant Dan Arnold, Fortitude Valley. This brilliant French-Australian restaurant is spending each Saturday morning operating as a fancy grocery store. It's selling cookie dough, citrus and smoked butter, canelés, molasses bread, sourdough, focaccia, French cheese, lavosh packs and a whole lot more. Wine is expected to be added to the offering in the coming weeks.
• I Heart Brownies, Bowen Hills. The go-to, gluten-free brownie joint remains open for takeaway brownies baked in 12 different flavours. It’s also doing contactless delivery, with a minimum order of six brownies per order.
• New Farm Deli, New Farm. This recently reopened classic has shut down its cafe but the deli continues to peddle a huge selection of cheese, smallgoods, meat, pasta, pasta sauces, and fruit and vegetables. A new takeaway and pick-up system has been implemented. See here for details.
• Rosalie Gourmet Market. This local icon has made its reputation on stocking a wide range of eggs, meat, freshly baked bread, pasta, pasta sauces, cheeses, dry goods, and fruit and vegetables. Also, there’s a stack of pre-prepared meals. Contact-free deliveries are now available, also — see here for details.
• Thai Hoa Grocer, Inala. If the Inala Woolies and Aldi are out of control, head to the southern end of the Inala Civic Centre to Thai Hoa. Owner Michael Nguyen is popular among local restaurateurs due to his knack for sourcing some of the best fruit, vegetables and herbs from around the region. Nguyen leans into harder-to-find items such as persimmons, langsat, mangosteen and amber jack, but all of the basics are there, along with stacks of herbs, eggs and various dry goods.
• The Bardon Shed, Bardon. The western suburbs favourite is now offering home delivery and in-store collection of its wide variety of cheese, eggs, vegan goods, smallgoods, meat, pasta, pasta sauces, fruit and vegetables. Check Instagram for details.
• Miss Jones, New Farm. Daniel and Hannah Bowles's enormously popular New Farm cafe is moving pantry staples such as sourdough, coffee, eggs, avocados and crumpets.
• The Standard Market Company, Newstead and Fortitude Valley. Both outlets of this superstar grocer remain open. Each is serving up the usual range of dry-aged meats, pasta, pasta sauces, eggs, cheeses, dry goods, and fruit and vegetables. The much-loved rotisserie chickens are available from the James Street store only.
• The Stores Grocer, West End. The gourmet grocer is operating as normal with its wide selection of cheese, small goods, meat, eggs, pasta, pasta sauces, dumpling packs, and fruit and vegetables. It even has Who Gives a Crap toilet paper. You know what to do.
• Jocelyn’s Provisions, Albion, Camp Hill, Fortitude Valley. Jocelyn’s is by now an icon for those in the market for gussied up baked goods, but it's also selling cookie dough, pasta, pasta sauces, granola, heat-at-home gourmet pies, curry sauces and ready-to-go picnic hampers.
• Agnes, Fortitude Valley. Ben Williamson and the Same Same crew's much-anticipated woodfired restaurant has opened in stripped back form, selling sourdough, cluster rolls, pizzette, salumi, lasagne, picalilly and wood-smoked butter, as well as a wide selection of wine.
• Kin + Co, Teneriffe. This exceptional Teneriffe cafe has turned itself into a hole-in-the-wall providore, selling pasture-raised eggs, sourdough, pasta, alternative milks and coffee.
• Scenic Rim Farm Box. Scenic Rim Farm Box represents a bunch of producers in the Scenic Rim and as of early May is getting ready to start delivering customisable boxes of produce throughout Brisbane. You'll be able to fill them up with meat, small goods, breads, vegetables, milk, beer, wine — whatever your heart desires, basically. Some inclusions are seasonal so take a look at the website to register your interest and see what’s on offer.