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Going to Market @ Queenstown Central

A centralised hub for fresh food and produce, known as The Market, is making its mark at Queenstown Central. Housed in Queenstown’s newest shopping centre The Market is an attractive indoor retail and dining destination with an industrial aesthetic featuring high stud, polished concrete floors, offset by splashes of greenery supplied by Queenstown plant experts, The Borrowed Botanicals.

“ The building is quite unique with large opening glass-hanger doors top and tail either side offering versatility through winter and summer months, “ says Queenstown Central marketing manager Emma Allen. ““The ceiling to floor glass windows allow plenty of sunshine into the communal space with collective dining tables used by all retail outlets in The Market.”

Eating options include dine-in or takeaway food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. “ The Market offers the best in organic, locally-sourced produce, coffee roastery and specialty meats with the added convenience of an asian supermarket and liquor store.” says Emma.

Soul Food Organic Soul Food Organic is making a name for itself with its wide range of vegan, gluten free, dairy free, sugar free food options, alongside fresh produce and meats. Owner, Paul O’Hara, says the store attracts a wide cross section of people. “We have great selection of fresh organic produce, pantry staples, specialty items and a salad bar which is popular. Our vege boxes can be ordered instore or online and our home-made organic sweets are all gluten and dairy free with no refined sugar. It’s early days for us in Queenstown, but we have been warmly received and look forward to serving the resort well into the future.”

Black and White Coffee Cartel New Zealand’s first micro-roasting coffee franchise, Black and White Coffee Cartel, brings a funky, independent coffee shop to café lovers. “Our house coffee blend is Cartel Boss made up of coffee from Honduras & Brazil. We also offer a rotating range of single origin coffee with an extensive range to keep it fresh,” says owner Kelly Roach. “We cater to everyone with a wide range of cabinet and kitchen offerings made onsite that constantly change. Everyone can eat with us including vegan, vegetarian, dairy and gluten free.” The café oozes character with its eclectic collection of artworks scattered over the walls. “We’ve had a great response from locals and tourists alike and are often referred to as a hidden gem.”

Kim’s Asian Mart Kim Asian Mart is the type of grocery that stocks all the necessaries for Asian cooking at home. “Our large product range is sourced across many different Asian countries. We have all types of snacks, sauce and dressings, pastes, frozen vegetables and meats including sliced pork, beef and lamb and the largest range of frozen dumplings in Queenstown,” says owner Chris Kim. Speciality kitchen wares, cosmetics, dietary supplements and other Asian products are also available. “Our fresh vegetable selection is Asian inspired with bean sprouts, spring onions, daikon radish, bok choy, spinach, garlic shoots, peeled and crushed garlic, Chinese cabbage, chili peppers and so on,” says Chris.“ Many of our customers are from China, Korea, Japan, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and also plenty of Kiwis, American’s and Europeans.”

The Meat Preachers The Meat Preachers, an authentic South American-inspired barbeque experience created by Queenstown company Zamora.
The  delicatessen style butchery is also a licensed restaurant that focuses on traditional South American cooking techniques and Zamora’s award-winning produce. “ It’s wonderful to be at The Market which has helped to make our product range more accessible. It’s central and with lots of carparks, and our customers are happy to shop here,” says co-owner Matias Maurone. “Our whole menu at Meat Preachers seems to be very popular, but the winning dishes are our brisket sandwich and our must try signature beef ribs.”

Merchants Liquor Merchants Liquor has been servicing the Otago region for years offering a wide range of products. “ Our craft beer station is unique with each keg individually chilled for maximum taste and flavour,” says general manager Harry Singh. “We carry beers from award-winning breweries like Deep Creek, Panhead, Emerson’s & Fortune Favours and our refill stations are environmentally friendly as you can bring your own bottle.” Merchants Liquor is Queenstown’s exclusive liquor retailer for AA Smart fuel cards and Harry says the response has been impressive. “We have received great feedback since opening fulfilling orders for business functions, hens’ parties, weddings, family get-togethers. We also sponsor events for local organisations such as the Queenstown Cancer Society.”

Brumby’s Bakery Brumby’s Bakery is a great stop-in for freshly baked bread and a good quick lunch to go. “We bake fresh every day and pride ourselves on preservative free, scratch baked breads,” says manager, Andrew McGregor. “Our artisan sourdough range is made from a culture with long fermentation and no commercial yeast.” The bakery produces pies, scones, doughnuts, sandwiches, cakes and slices and serves Fair Trade organic coffee making it a popular spot. “ We offer a wide selection of traditional baguettes, savouries, breads and rolls ideal for anytime of the day. Our customers include tradies grabbing morning coffee and hot pies, workers getting their lunch and tourists wanting traditional sourdoughs. The speciality cakes are very popular for birthdays and weekends are busy with families before and after kids’ sports events.”