Kombucha or kimchi? Spirulina or seaweed? If these items top your grocery list, and don’t sound like a second language, then look no further than the city’s best wholefoods grocers.

The word "wholefoods" is used rather broadly these days, so to put it simply – we’ve collected the shops that deliver products closer to their natural forms than conventional markets. This means selling the organic option when possible, minimising products with preservatives and additives, and choosing environmentally conscious suppliers.

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Terra Madre


The Disney World of wholefoods grocers.

103 High Street, Northcote

Wild Things


Come for the large selection of organics, stay for the in-store tastings.

228-230 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North

Aunt Maggie's


Bigger and better than your aunt’s pantry.

188 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

Pachamama Wholefoods


Inspired by an ancient Andean goddess, run by modern naturopaths.

74-78 Sydney Road, Brunswick

The Staple Store


Don’t forget your Tupperware.

19 Glen Eira Road, Ripponlea

Clay Health & Organics


Wholefoods sold with a personal touch.

719-721 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North

Apples and Sage Organic Wholefoods


Browse the organics without tripping over your neighbour.

371 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn

Plump Organic


Small but mightily stocked.

24 Ballarat Street, Yarraville

The Organic Food and Wine Deli CBD


100 per cent organic, 95 per cent vegan, zero per cent food wasted.

28 Degraves Street, Melbourne