The monopoly supermarkets once held over us food eaters has waned in recent years. Market halls are becoming the logical response to people's renewed interest in small batch, bespoke, local, sustainable, organic produce, because who wants to spend hours traipsing all over the city looking for the good stuff? Not us. Luckily, Sydneysiders now have a providore marketplace which brings all the aforementioned things together in one location for you to pack into your roll-along nanna trolley.
As well as housing Archie Rose Distillery, Black Star Pastry, Three Blue Ducks and Italian restaurant Da Mario, The Cannery also offers everything you need to live a wholesome, healthy life together in one place. The huge 4500-square-metre retrofitted warehouse in Rosebery has a greengrocer, a butcher, a baker, a coffee roaster, restaurants and a cooking school.
It's been in development for some time. The first stage saw Grain Organic Bakery, Zeus Street Greek, 5th Earl and The Choc Pot open their doors, then came Vive Cooking School, organic grocer Wholefoods House, artisan butcher Kingsmore Meats and Welcome Dose Specialty Coffee. It also landed a sustainable bottle shop, The Drink Hive, which features refillable beer and wine stations, and regular market days on weekends.