Food lovers delight open in Melville

Owner Katie Bailey in Melville's new wholefoods shop. Picture: Jon Hewson
Owner Katie Bailey in Melville's new wholefoods shop. Picture: Jon Hewson

FOODIE lovers can rejoice with a new wholefoods store open in Melville.

Local Foodie Hub opened on Marmion Street on May 4 and offers a range of meats, nuts, sauces and more.

Owner Katie Bailey said her mission was to assist local food entrepreneurs by hiring out fridge, freezer and dry shelf space.

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“I had a business selling wholefood treats to markets and I found it really hard and involved, so it evolved from there,” the Ardross resident said.

“I want to use my experience helping other businesses while creating somewhere great for the community.”

Mrs Bailey said people could expect bread, baked treats, preserves, chutneys, chilli sauces, organic meat and takeaway meals.

“There will also be kombucha, cold-pressed juices, seeds, nuts and dried fruit,” she said.

Staff member Kate Best helps Katie Bailey check the stocked shelves inside the Local Foodie Hub. Picture; Jon Hewson

It’s all made locally with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.

“I think there is a gap in the market in Melville, people generally go to Fremantle but we want to be a place for foodie lovers.

“We were looking for the right premises and Marmion Street is a great strip of shops, plus I’m a local.

“So far it’s been really good, we’ve had people looking through the windows while we were putting the shop together.”