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Meet your local fresh food retailers

We are excited to introduce Westfield Woden's three newest fresh food retailers. Below you'll be able to discover more about your favourite local businesses, learn about what makes their store special and how to use their unique ingredients.

MarketPlace Fresh

First up, discover the vast range of offerings at MarketPlace Fresh. With a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as refrigerated, frozen and pantry staples, MarketPlace Fresh is a haven for all chef levels! MarketPlace Fresh offer new and exciting produce that you won't see elsewhere, with specialty Asian vegetables like Snake Gourd and Okra, and tropical fruits like Dragonfruit and Jackfruit. But, that's not all! They also have a wonderful range of Asian condiments that you can use to compliment their produce. Visit their store, explore their range of fresh offerings, and purchase some fresh specialty ingredients to transform your taste buds.

So you can explore new cooking techniques and exciting flavours, we've compiled a list of our favourite ways to utilise MarketPlace Fresh's unique ingredients:

-Exotic Mushrooms make the perfect star-ingredient to step-up your vegetarian meals. The fungi are perfect to imitate ‘meaty textures’ while also providing great plant-based nutrients.

-Their beautiful range of tropical fruits allow you to taste the summer, despite the unpredictable nature of Canberra weather. With options of pink and white dragon fruit, feijoa, custard apple and more, you can create a stunning fruit salad that’ll transform your taste buds onto a tropical island dream. Or, try the unique flavours of durian, an exotic fruit which is so versatile!

-Spice, or sauce, up any dish with their extensive range of condiments. Grab a few Asian specialty veggies, like Bok Choy, Choy Sum and Chinese Broccoli, and a bottle of fish sauce, oyster sauce, and thai chilli sauce all from the one market to make your meal-prep shopping quick and efficient!

Find MarketPlace Fresh located on level 2 in the Fresh Food Precinct

The Butcher Shop

If you're looking to cook something hearty for dinner and want the best quality meat, look no further! The Butcher Shop is all about meat, whether it's specialty cuts, gluten-free sausages or ready-to-cook curries and schnitzels. The Butcher Shop is a Canberra local business, and it's butchers are the best when it comes to experience and knowledge of meat. At the Butcher Shop, all of the meat is of the highest quality, Australian sourced and prepared fresh in-house.

Whether you're looking for a unique take on a classic dish or want to avoid the hassle of preparing meat, The Butcher Shop offers something for everyone. These are a few of our favourite Butcher Shop offerings:

-A vast range of schnitzels means you'll never get bored of your favourite dish! They have options from the classic, to a unique greek or portuguese style.

-The Butcher Shop's 35-minute ready-to-cook curries and stir-fry options allow all of the stress and hassle to be removed from your cooking. With multiple flavour-profiles to choose from, you can have an easy-made meal that doesn't compromise on quality or taste! Or, if you're looking to impress at a Sunday night family dinner, try their stuffed roasts!

-If you're gluten-free, try the Butcher Shop's famous sausages. Their large unique range of gourmet flavours, which are all gluten-free, means you don't have to miss out on their delicious goods.

Find The Butcher Shop located on level 2 in the Fresh Food Precinct

Tasty Fish Market

To taste the freshest seafood, you don't need to visit the coast, just head to Tasty Fish Market in Woden! Tasty Fish Market source all their seafood from the Sydney Fish Markets so their quality is guaranteed. Plus, they bid weekly so there will always be something new for you to explore cooking. Their vast range of seafood from fish, to scallops, to oysters, to prawns and more allows you to have all the most unique seafood options within your local shopping centre. Tasty Fish Market is also owned by a Canberra local, so you'll be supporting a local business!

Whether you love to cook with seafood, or it's something new you'd like to try, Tasty Fish Market have something for everyone! These are our favourite offerings from Tasty Fish Market:

-Tasty Fish Market offer a vast range of whole fishes, which means you can impress your dinner guests with a beautiful whole-baked fish! This also means nothing goes to waste.

-If whole-fishes are too intimidating, their range of fresh oysters and cooked prawns are delicious on their own. Or, grab one of Tasty Fish Market's sauces to spruce them up!

-Tasty Fish Market's hot-food section allows you to taste their delicious quality before buying some for home. Otherwise, if you're not up to cooking, it is the perfect takeout spot to satisfy your seafood craving.

Find Tasty Fish Market located on level 2 in the Fresh Food Precinct

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