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Top Choice Market in Salamanca Place & the Waterfront

Salamanca Market

Every Saturday morning since 1972, the open-air Salamanca Market has lured hippies and craft merchants from the foothills to fill the tree-lined expanses of Salamanca Place with their stalls. Fresh organic produce, …
Top Choice Market in Launceston

Harvest

Excellent weekly gathering of organic producers and sustainable suppliers from around northern and western Tasmania. Craft beer and cider, artisan baked goods (including locally baked Manu bread), cheese, Mt Directi…
Top Choice Toys in Latrobe

Reliquaire

After a fire destroyed its Gilbert St outlet, this marvelously eccentric shop and cafe relocated to a 19th-century mansion nearby. Customers travel here from Devonport and beyond to source a huge range of quality im…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Deloraine

Deloraine Creative Studios

The arts and crafts being produced in this artist-operated studio space are a cut above many galleries and craft shops on the island. Wander around to see artisans at work in their open studios – if you like the fin…
Top Choice Homewares in Fitzroy, Collingwood & Abbotsford

Third Drawer Down

It all started with its signature tea-towel designs (now found in MoMA in New York) at this 'museum of art souvenirs'. It makes life beautifully unusual by stocking absurdist pieces with a sense of humour as well as…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Launceston

Design Tasmania Shop

Seeking to snaffle a souvenir to take home? The wonderful shop at the Design Centre Tasmania stocks a huge array of artisan-made objects, with a particular emphasis on furniture and homewares made from local wood – …
Top Choice Food in Launceston

Stillwater Providore

In the loft above Stillwater Restaurant at Ritchie’s Flour Mill you’ll find this excellent repository of good things for the home, kitchen, stomach and soul. There are shelves full of food and wine (and books about …
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Katherine

Mimi Aboriginal Art & Craft

Aboriginal owned and not-for-profit, Mimi is arguably Katherine's best Indigenous art centre. It's a small but carefully chosen collection of works from the Katherine region, as well as the Tanami Desert and all the…
Top Choice Wine in Circular Quay & The Rocks

Australian Wine Centre

This multilingual basement store is packed with quality Australian wine, beer and spirits. Despite its location, it's no tourist trap: smaller producers are well represented, along with a staggering range of prestig…
Top Choice Books in Adelaide

Imprints Booksellers

The best bookshop in Adelaide is in the worst location (in the thick of the Hindley St strip-club fray). Still, don't let it bug you: jazz, floorboards, Persian rugs and occasional live readings and book launches mo…