Terra Madre (health food store)
103 High St, Northcote, Melbourne
I’m lucky enough to have this little piece of heaven not too far a drive from my house, which makes me a very happy camper. Terra Madre is one of the most crazy busy stores I’ve ever been to, and they were selling all things organic, special diet friendly, vegan, natural and eco-friendly way before it all became hipster and cool.
It’s the most gorgeous little place; actually, no, it’s not little at all. It’s just packed so full of merchandise and buyers, that it feels smaller than it is! They have an amazing range on sale (I’m coming to that…) but what most people don’t realise is that they also run a clinic from the store! They have practitioners that you can book appointments with who cover the whole spectrum of health and wellness, including:
– Herbal medicine
– Massage therapists
Prices, practitioner profiles and appointment information can all be found on their website!
Back to the store itself… the old wooden floorboards creak under the feet of the high levels of human traffic, and every nook and cranny is filled with so much goodness. Some of the things you can find are…
– an enormous range of gluten free flours
– organic, locally grown fruit and vegetables
– eco-friendly cleaning ranges- free range, organic and biodynamic meats
– chemical free skincare and beauty products
– dairy products that range from full-cream to lactose free to unhomogenised and everything in between
– supplements and superfoods
– dried fruits and nuts, raw, toasted and activated
– soooo much more I can’t even start to list them!
My personal favourite, however, is the tea section. I love tea. You guys should all know this before. If you don’t, type “TEA” into the search box to your right, and you’ll see what I mean! Anyway, the tea section. It’s amazing. It has everything. EVERYTHING! It is also one of the only places I know that sells one of my favourite teas, the delicious stuff from the English Tea Shop. And it’s super cheap here!
It’s one of my favourite places to shop in the suburbs; if you find yourself in the area, maybe after a delicious breakfast or brunch at the Red Door Corner Store or the Breakfast Club, do yourself a favour and stop in for a box of tea, a bag of cocoa nibs and some fancy, delicious breakfast muesli!