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Sunday, November 21, 2004

Foodies on the run--Rozelle to Balmain

With a Grande Bouffe breakfast churning its way down our digestive tracts, we set off on a fearless foodie frenzy from Rozelle to Balmain.

Darling Street was but a row of white pellets in our mind's eye, and we were individual Pac Men, determined to consume everything in sight...


The Fine Food Store has its own cheese room and stocks a mind-boggling array of gourmet goodies including a good range of Pastabilities fresh pasta, Tetsuya's products (including his divine Black Truffle Salsa for Butter and countless other tantalising treats essentials.

But man cannot live on bread alone... a healthy daily serving of chocolate is also required. How about a colossal serve, say, from this chocolate Colosseum by Belle Fleur?





Laden with sugar, we made tracks [groan] up the road to stumble upon more bread at Common Ground, all organic and all very tasty!



A quick browse through Inside Traders & Co...


a breath of fresh air at Bonsai and Beyond Garden Centre...




and a few jetsetting pangs of envy at The Travellers' Niche.


These snags raised a smile at Ralph's Delicatessen.


And I've always loved the ceiling festooned with hanging garlic and chillies at Emile's Fruit and Vegetables.


The walk down Darling Street from Rozelle to Balmain is easy and always fascinating. The pics here are just a few of the places we browsed. Key words in the Rozelle/Balmain area are gourmet, organic, eclectic and vintage. Don't forget Rozelle Markets either, Saturday and Sundays 9am-4pm at Rozelle Public School.

Next we had lunch to tend to.
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The Fine Food Store 595 Darling St, Rozelle. Tel: 02 9810 2858

Belle Fleur Fine Chocolates 658 Darling Street, Rozelle.
Tel: 02 9810 2690

Common Ground Bakery 586 Darling Street, Rozelle.

Inside Traders & Co 499 Darling Street, Balmain. Tel: 02 9818 1499

Bonsai and Beyond Garden Centre 427 Darling Street, Balmain.
Tel: 02 9810 3517

The Travellers' Niche 381 Darling Street, Balmain. Tel: 02 9810 2869

Ralph's Delicatessen 337 Darling Street, Balmain. Tel: 02 9810 2340

Emile's Fruit and Vegetables 321 Darling Street, Balmain.
Tel: 02 9810 2759

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posted by Helen (AugustusGloop) on 11/21/2004 11:59:00 am


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  • At 12/07/2004 4:38 pm, Blogger Ben said…

    Great stroll but you forgot to stop in at Herbie's!. It's a great spice shop at 745 Darling Street Rozelle - every foodie must go there. I particularly like his blends but he also has hard-to-get stuff like asafoetida and blade mace.

     
  • At 12/07/2004 9:45 pm, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Actually I did check out Herbies, BHR, but forgot to take a photo whilst I was in there. Sorry, I should have pointed out that the photo essay was a mere sampling of the numerous shops we treked into (I've since amended the post).

    Thanks for reminding me though. Herbies is cool and was an incredibly popular Sunday breakfast spot!

     
  • At 12/08/2004 9:39 pm, Blogger R said…

    Herbie's isn't open Sunday's either.

     
  • At 12/08/2004 10:22 pm, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Argh. You're right R. A blonde moment. I was thinking of The Barn Cafe & Grocery at 731 Darling Street.

    So no I haven't seen Herbies. I'll have to check it out next time.

    Thanks for the correction R. Again a proven foodie font of knowledge.

     
  • At 12/09/2004 12:08 pm, Blogger pinkcocoa said…

    woah! I would love to chow down that chocolate Colosseum . ;-) To tell the truth, I have never really been to the inner west part of Sydney. I really have to make an effort to go. It seems like foodie heaven!

     

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