Ballarat just scored a drive-thru grocer in support of local businesses
14.09.2020

Ballarat just scored a drive-thru grocer in support of local businesses

Ballarat residents can shop small and support local businesses.

If we’ve learned anything from this whole pandemic, it’s that we should always be supporting the little guys.

We’ve come to realise that the big supermarkets will survive – their empty shelves of rice, pasta, and toilet paper is a testament to this – but that little wholefood store or greengrocer on the corner, they won’t.

With that in mind, we’re absolutely in awe of the new business venture that’s just popped up in Ballarat.

Taking over the old Thirsty Camel bottle shop in Eureka Street, the newly opened Eureka Street Food & Wine Store is a joint venture between Carbonis Italian Kitchen, Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre, Azzuri Mediterranean Restaurant and Good 4U Meals.

Deciding to renovate the bottle shop back in August, it only took the team of passionate locals seven days to open the drive-thru food and wine store.

To give Ballarat residents an easy way to shop small and support local businesses, you’ll find everything from pre-packaged meals, gnocchi, lasagna, and local produce to coffee, beer, wine, salads, breakfast rolls, cakes and slices, among other items, all available for purchase from 6.30am weekdays and 7.30am weekends.

You’ll even be able to stock up on essential grocery items, including milk, cream, yoghurt from Inglenook Dairy, beautiful sourdough loaves from 1816 Bakehouse, freshly sliced block loaf from the Buninyong bakehouse, free-range eggs from Millbrook and so much more.

“Part of the inspiration to open our little Food and wine store in Eureka Street were a bunch of requests to offer tasty, healthy meals in our drive-thru that could be prepared quickly and easily at home,” the store said in a post to socials.

As the newest and perfectly named one-stop-shop to grace our region, Eureka Street Food & Wine Store is created on the conviction that we need, more than ever, locals who support locals… and what’s not to love about that?

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DINNER (OR LUNCH) IS SERVED. Part of the inspiration to open our little Food and wine store in Eureka Street were a bunch of requests to offer TASTY, HEALTY meals in our DRIVE THRU that could be prepared QUICKLY and easily at home. Well guess what? Thanks to our partners at Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre, Carboni's Italian Kitchen, Azzuri Mediterranean Restaurant and Good 4U Meals we have a great range on offer for you to grab for lunch or dinner. In stock now are a variety of Good 4U and Eureka Street pre packaged meals, Fresh potato Gnocchi, Chef Dona's Lasagna a la Bologna and Lasagna Vegetarian, Soup 2 Go, Marinated Beef Rib Eye and Potato & Smoky Cheddar Croquettes. As little as 2 minutes in the microwave and dinner (or lunch) is sorted…we can even heat them for you.! Call in and see us for lunch or on your way home after work…we are open until 6:30pm each and every day. See you soon. #visitballarat #ballaratcafes #cityofballarat #plateupballarat #winnewsballarat #thecourierballarat #ballarattimesnewsgroup

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Located at 152 Eureka Street, The Eureka Street Food & Wine Store is open from 7:30am to 6:30pm on weekends, and 6:30am to 7:30pm during the week.