Our Story

"There is no sincerer love than the love of food."
George Bernard Shaw

Hello!

Welcome to The Village Grocer & Store, Bundanoon's new home of fresh seasonal produce and essential groceries, including an abundance of well-priced fresh fruit and veg, specialty deli items, everyday necessities, and indulgent treats, many sourced from local growers, farmers, and suppliers.

We LOVE LOVE LOVE good food (as evidenced by the circumference of Kaz and Lloyd’s waistlines). Everything about preparing a meal - from deciding on the recipe, choosing the ingredients, cooking, and of course eating the results - gets us excited. And we love sharing that passion and will talk enthusiastically about food and cooking with friends, family, or anyone who stays still long enough to listen. For us, food is more than fuel – we believe it enriches every aspect of life. Every day mealtimes and celebrations are all made better when all the components are fresh and prepared with care and love.

Like so many before us, we arrived in Bundanoon as refugees escaping the noise, isolation, and congested craziness of Sydney’s inner suburbs. A chemical engineer, a book marketer, and a clutch of small dogs, we settled into an old cottage on Erith Street in 2012 with dreams of setting up a food-based business. We made things in jars, we catered for parties, and Lloyd found out all about short-order cooking. Then in late 2018, we made a serendipitous visit to the Bundanoon Supermarket just as it was put up for sale. It was an opportunity too good to pass up.

Like most of us who live in the area, we enjoy a drive through the landscape of the Southern Highlands, but we are often frustrated by the obligatory 35-plus kilometre round trip to stock the pantry. With that in mind, we created The Village Grocer & Store to supply the local community with a wide range of products, priced to reflect value and quality, minus the more-than-one-hour round trip.

We hope to inspire and excite local and visiting food lovers while also providing the daily necessities of life. So, thanks for stopping by and for choosing to shop with us. We’re so glad we can be a part of your life.

Lloyd & Kaz, and the Village Grocer & Store team

PS In the coming weeks we will be undertaking some seriously overdue renovations of the store. We will continue to trade throughout this messy process and trust our customers will be understanding of any inconvenience this causes. Do sign up for our newsletter and keep up to date on all our developments.