I wanted to share with you some foodie shopping ideas from my part of Bondi, and the shops included in list below are all within walking distance of each other. Up the hill and tucked away a bit from the beachfront Campbell Parade strip, these are some of my favourite spots in Bondi. My recipe this weeks lets some of these amazing products take centre stage without too much interference from me, with details for mini smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels.
137-147 Bondi Road, Bondi NSW 2026
If I am having trouble tracking down a specific ingredient for a recipe, I can normally find it here. Kemney’s is part independent supermarket, part gourmet deli, part independent liquor store. It stocks a variety of labels and products you won’t find in mainstream supermarkets, including a wide choice of European, Kosher and even Brazilian products. I love just having a browse through the treasure trove and seeing what I come across. The liquor section has a fantastic range at good prices, including extensive clear skin wine options. There is also an online website for ordering liquor http://www.kemneys.com.au. Parking can be tricky but you might be able to score a parking spot in the car park on Watson Street behind the store, and if you’ve stocked up you might even get some help transferring your purchases to your car.
157 Bondi Road, Bondi NSW 2026
The bus load of tour group people are an indication of how popular this bakery is. This bakery sells a delicious range of breads, bagels, pies, quiche, biscuits, studels, cakes, slices and biscuits. The cherry and cheese strudel is my favourite.
Glick’s Cakes and Bagels
173 Bondi Road, Bondi NSW 2026 (other branches also in Sydney and Melbourne)
Glick’s produces the most amazing bagels, including mini-bagels which are perfect if you are catering for a girly high-tea or bring-a-plate type get together. Be warned, they are closed during the day on Saturdays, and it pays to place an order ahead of time if you want something specific (I pre-ordered my poppy seed mini bagels) and to get there early (open from about 7am) as the line extends out the door as the morning progresses on Sundays. As well as bagels, Glick’s also sells a range of breads, biscuits, cakes and pastries.
Krinsky’s Kosher supermarket
175 Bondi Road, Bondi NSW 2026
Next door to Glick’s, Krinsky’s stocks a wide range of asian, middle eastern and other Kosher foods. A handy place to stock up on vegetarian jelly that does not contain gelatin. Worth having a browse if you want to try cooking with different ingredients or are looking for a bit of inspiration.
131 Bondi Road, Bondi NSW 2026
A Russian inspired deli that has an extensive range of smoked fish products, caviar, cured meats, dips, and other European delights.
Mini smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels
- 200g cream cheese
- 1 bunch of chives, finely chopped
- Zest and juice from 1 lemon
- 400g smoked salmon
- 18 mini bagels
- Add the cream cheese, chives, lemon juice and zest to a bowl and mix to combine.
- Wash your lettuce and cut or break into smaller sizes to suit your bagels.
- Cut your bagels in half.
- You are ready to start asembling – spread a generous amount of cream cheese to the bottom half of each bagel. Top with some lettuce and smoked salmon. Add your bagel top.
- Refrigerate until you are ready to serve. Enjoy.
What is your favourite foodie shop? Has this post inspired any new ideas?