Foodland

I have recently convinced myself that shopping at Foodland is completely unlike shopping anywhere else. An excursion to the recent import Costco has only confirmed this belief.

I’m speaking, mostly, about the newer and renovated Foodlands, since older ones are much like any other generic supermarket. But newer Foodlands are a supermarket unto themselves, and I’ve been out to take some pictures to share with you.

It seems that, while most supermarkets are keen to become more clinicial, even to scanning a picture of the item, self-service checkouts, and shopping online and having it delivered, Foodland is determined with each new renovation or location to become more and as much like an outdoor street market as is possible for a supermarket chain.

I took most of these pictures in the evening, so it was pretty empty – both of people and of food on some shelves!

Grocery

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Bakery

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Fish

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Deli

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Cheese

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Gourmet Wall

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Live Community Music

In the grocery section

In the grocery section

The booking schedule

The booking schedule

The Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free and Vegan Aisle

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Gluten-free pasta (including the Brown Rice range which is also corn-free)

Gluten-free pasta (including the Brown Rice range which is also corn-free)

Dairy-free (soy) yoghourt and cream cheese.

Dairy-free (soy) yoghourt and cream cheese.

Dairy-free (coconut) cheese.

Dairy-free (coconut) cheese.

Odds and Ends

Fritz

“Fritz” is a South Australian institution. If you’ve ever eaten bockwurst, picture that, but much larger and cold. It’s known in other states as “devon” or “luncheon”.

Above is the entire fritz shelf, and below is a close-up so you can see the labels.

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There is even more fritz in the meat section. This is “bung” fritz, because it comes with an orange skin.

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The sign in the meat section:

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With thanks to Foodland at Pasadena, Frewville, and Stirling.

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2 thoughts on “Foodland

  1. Ruth Hay says:

    yay for Foodland – my favourite place to shop especially when someone is playing the piano!

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