Cafe Chat: GoodFor opent zijn deuren in Christchurchoktober 15, 2019
GoodFor, the Auckland-based package-free lifestyle grocery store, has opened a store front at The Welder, Christchurch’s new health and wellbeing collective on Welles St.
Open seven days a week, shoppers can find almost every dry ingredient under the sun here, including flours, grains, dried fruit, confectionary, tea, coffee, pasta, super foods, oils, syrups and vinegars.
Of the products available for sale, 80 per cent are organic and many are sourced from Canterbury. Refill your coffee beans with All Press, Supreme, C4 or Underground roasts. Enjoy She Universe bliss balls and other treats and keep things around the home in tip-top condition with the full range of Ecostore cleaning products, which can be found on-tap.
Bring your own bags, boxes and jars, or stock up on GoodFor’s reusable packaging in-store.
“We’re making it as simple as possible for people to shop plastic-free in a sustainable way that promotes a circular economy,” GoodFor’s James Denton explains. Even better, GoodFor gives patrons more than one reason to feel good about shopping with them. For every purchase made, GoodFor’s partner, Trees for the Future, plants one tree in Africa.
20-26 Welles St, Christchurch CBD
Kell’s Kitchen Amberley
Kelly Northover has been a qualified baker since she was 18. She learned to bake at the Christchurch Academy of Baking and has recently opened Kell’s Kitchen, an Amberley-based cafe bakery concept devoted to the basics.
Northover, along with her husband and their three kids, have created a spot that is all about getting back to old-fashioned, traditional, like-your-grandma-made, additive-free treats and eats. Old-school slices, homemade lamingtons, chocolate malt fudge and gourmet sausage rolls are among Northover’s creations. Everything is made the traditional way, in small batches resulting in an exciting array of gourmet creations with a “bit of class”. Items like the keto, sugar-free jelly-tip cheesecake are as unique as they are popular. Pop in for a treat, a coffee or a quick takeaway – just off of State Highway 1.
240 Carters Rd, Amberley
A “little vegan utopia”
When Britteny Bryan and Nick Harlow decided to start eating vegan in 2017, they weren’t sure where to start, how to cook or what to eat. They had landed in what was then a huge gap in the Kiwi food industry and they decided to fill it. Since then, they’ve developed and built Berkano, New Zealand’s first fully plant-based ready-made meal manufacturer.
After offering their meals for online order and delivery with great success, the pair were approached by a merchandiser who wanted to stock Berkano products in supermarkets.
After many months of working hard to scale the business to supermarket-ready levels, Bryan and Harlow moved production to a larger facility. In addition to these big changes, the two are excited to soon open a “little vegan utopia” in the front of the same building.
Set to open in about a month, the cafe will offer Berkano’s ready-to-eat pies, sandwiches and goodies, as well as other Kiwi businesses’ vegan sweets and treats. They’ll also be scooping 20 different flavours of locally-sourced vegan ice cream and gelato, making this location Christchurch’s first fully vegan ice cream cabinet. Vegan, fair trade coffee drinks will be on offer too.
Unit 6, 1008 Ferry Rd, Woolston
Try This! Rollickin’ Gelato
Rollickin’ Gelato is now an Ōtautahi dessert legend.
Making everything fresh each day with organic milk and the very best ingredients, Rollickin’ serves up top-notch gelato in a funky atmosphere with a cheerful attitude. Their Arts Centre and New Regent St locations feature their handcrafted flavours and, more often than not, lines out the door. The upcycled furniture and quirky decor at both shops suits the out-of-the-box, yet totally delicious gelato flavours that bring the people out in droves. You can snap a pic with Frank, Rollickin’s iconic Orangutan, while you wait.
Rollickin’ has recently re-released an old favourite, Black Forest, which boasts creamy dark chocolate gelato with layers of cherry curdiness and chunks of house-made chocolate cake (even the add ins are homemade here). Meanwhile, Cookie Monster and Nut Munch are among the new flavours that are sure to be equally delightful, so don’t miss them.
Dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan flavours are on offer and are tasty in their own right, with rich notes and surprising flavours.
Keep an eye out for upcoming Rollickin’ events like the Rollickin’ Dog Walk, which includes an iSite walk, followed by ice cream for owners and dogs alike.