This shop has a wide array of baked goods - from the popular local delicacy- scallop pies to pastries, slices, cakes, biscuits..even freshly harvested apples ($4 for 2 kilo bag) which were so crisp and sweet, the best we've had so far!
The custard tarts were so good too and a big serve at $5 and other usual favourites- chunky meat pies, sausage rolls, apple and bery pies and many more. They also serve hot and cold drinks and other basic food supplies.
Mon - Sat: 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
What to buy: The custard tarts were so good too and a big serve at $5 and other usual favourites- chunky meat pies, sausage rolls, apple and bery pies and many more. They also serve hot and cold drinks and other basic food supplies.
Some Products -CUSTARD AND CREAM VANILLA SLICE 6 PACK $7.50
VANILLA SLICES 6 PACK $7.50
FRENCH VANILLA SLICES 5 PACK $8.30
STRAWBERRY DELIGHT VANILLA 4 PACK $7.80
APPLE SLICE 6 PACK $8.30
FRENCH CHOC BLOCK 4 PACK $7.80
DUTCH APPLECAKE SLICE 6 PACK $9.70
ALMOND CAKES -ALMOND FILLED SHORTCAKES
8 PACK $5.50
LAMINGTONS 6 PACK $7.50
CREAMED LAMINGTONS 6 PACK $8.50
RASPBERRY SHORTBREAD SLICE EACH $8.00
CHEESECAKE SLICE RASPBERRY 6 PACK $7.50
CHEESECAKE SLICE APRICOT NECTAR 6 PACK $7.50
CREAM PUFFS EACH $1.50
APPLE TURNOVERS EACH $2.70
APRICOT TURNOVERS EACH $2.70
ECLAIRS EACH $2.70
CUSTARD AND CREAM CROISSANTS EACH $3.00
MINI PAVLOVA EACH $3.00
MINI MUD CAKES EACH $1.90
MATCHES STRAWBERRY EACH $2.30
CUSTARD TARTS EACH $2.70
CUSTARD TART LARGE EACH $8.50
FRUIT RINGS EACH $3.70
ALMOND RINGS EACH $3.70
COFFEE RINGS EACH $3.70
HOUSECAKES STRAWBERRY, RASPBERRY, BLUEBERRY EACH $4.70
SWISS ROLLS EACH $6.20
LEMON MERINGUE SMALL EACH $3.50
LEMON MERINGUE LARGE EACH $13.00
APRICOT PIE SMALL EACH $3.20
EGG AND BACON PIES 2 PACK $6.80
PARTY PIES 6 PACK $4.70
COTTAGE PARTY PIES 6 PACK $4.90
CHICKEN PARTY PIES 6 PACK $5.20
SAUSAGE ROLLS MEDIUM 12 PACK $12.00
SAUSAGE ROLLS BITESIZE 24 PACK $12.00
QUICHE 6 PACK $7.00
PASTIES 4 PACK $11.00
CHEESE AND ONION PASTIES 2 PACK $11.00
MINI PIZZAS SUPREME 4 PACK $12.00
MINI PIZZAS HAM AND PINEAPPLE 6 PACK $12.00
SCALLOP PIES 2 PACK $11.50
7x TASMANIAN SCALLOPS PER PIE
What to pay: from $4-6 for pies and $4 for a 2 kilo bag of apples
Located just a block away from the fishing piers and a couple blocks away from Franklin Square, is one of the few souvenir shops in the CBD area. It is called Mawson's Sheepskins and Opals, and has a ton of t-shirts, fur products, keyrings, bumper stickers and all those other collectables for the tourists.
In the back room however there are a few other high end souvenirs such as the sheepskin, and the opals. Expert tourist pricing allows you to yet again use your bargaining skills to haggle for a better price, or just grin and bear it for full price knowing you are supporting the local community.
What to buy: The shirts here were ok on pricing, and there were a few nick-knacks that would not set you back too badly.
This is a chocoholics dream. Not only have you spent an hour touring the factory picking up free samples and watching the wonderful brown liquid flow into bar form, but now you get that slightly damaged but perfectly delicious chocolate for 1/3 the price!
Bring your pocketbook and your chocolate recipes, because the possibilities are endless when you leave here!
What to buy: All types of Cadbury Chocolate and candy items. Also clothing items with the Cadbury seal on them.
What to pay: $5 AUD for three large blocks of Cadbury Chocolate, plus other special deals on mis-shaped, damaged or slightly past prime aged chocolate.
Salamanca Market operates EVERY SATURDAY from 8am until 2.30pm, will operate on Saturday 26th December, Boxing Day this year and in 2010 because Christmas Day falls on the Saturday.
Over 300 stallholders sell produce and crafts from all over Tasmania. Ranging as one of the top attractions in Tasmania, The Salamanca Market is another good reason to slip into Hobart for a few days. Sadly we didn't have time to look around much but we got souvenirs- little items to take back home- fridge magnets and knick knacks for the kids.
What to buy: Just about everything can be found- especially lovely arts & crafts and fresh produce.
This is the cheapest place for internet access in town! The lovely lady who runs this shop actually sells imported clothes (Indian Style), but besides she has set up some computers for the VT addicted traveller.
What to pay: 15min-up to 1hr internet for 3 AU$
This a great place to browse for travel & guide books, aswell as maps of all kinds and from every corner of the globe. Of course you get globes here aswell:).
If you buy a map you can have it laminated at the store.
What to buy: Books & maps
Me & my mate bumped into Ian at Salamanca Market where he had a stall and was doing a brisk business selling away his postcards & photos.
Photographer to photographer, it was always a joy speaking to a fellow enthuiast.
If you like to stock up on scenic shots, well, look out for Ian, if he is still peddling his fine talents at the market. If not, try to hunt him down at his Gallery in Richmond. (We tried but we could not find his Gallery)
What to buy: Photos, postcards etc
What to pay: They're not at all too expensive.
All Aussie cities has a street marked and devoted to the art of shopping. In Hobart, it's Elizabeth Street Mall, where you can find a concentration of departmental stores, boutiques, bookstores, cafes, shoe-stores and other shops selling you things you might or might not need.
So for folks in Hobart on the weekdays (where you'll miss the weekend Salamanca Market), this is the place to be.
Do note that like all Aussie cities, all shops closed at 5pm on most weekdays except for Thurs and Fri when it is late night shopping.
What to buy: Everything under the sun I would presume.
What to pay: Varies from stores to stores, depending on what you're buying.
We were on a mission to find a specific Tasmanian item on our trip to Hobart. Earlier in the trip, we saw a pair of socks with a great catch phrase for our trip... It was a little Tassie Devil with a caption "Please send more tourists... the last ones were delicious!"
We were not able to find it since the King Solomon Caves, so we were happy to finally reunite with it in the Salamanca Market.
The market also contains plenty of Tasmanian Art, woodworking, Huon Pine collectibles and of course the typical tourist kitsch.
What to buy: Good prices on art, a little higher than Strahan on the woodworking items.
Established in the early 1970s by the Hobart City Council - Salamanca Arts Centre is largely a space for local artists and crafts people to display, exhibit and sell their wares and works. Inspite of the over all Salamanca Pl precinct being a bit of a tourist trap there can be found here high quality hand made products and contemporary art, craft and theatre performed. The place is a bit of a rabbit warren, all the stores are located on the ground level while studios, galleries and management are located on the upper levels. The Peacock Theatre is located with in the Salamanca Arts Centre.
What to buy: Handmade or locally made post cards / greeting cards, locally crafted jewelery and homewares, drawing and paintings.
What to pay: Due to the number of different artist run shopfronts exhibiting their works here prices are usually reasonable and competitive for what most of the products are.
In the centre of the city we also found some interesting Indian Bazaar type shops.
There were Asian food shops, Health food and specialty stores.
Hobart seems to have all the shopping you could want and more, amazing for its relatively small size and population.
The shopping centre is quite modern too.
Near the intersection of Watchorn & Liverpool there?s even a little city supermarket.
Liverpool Street I found to be VERY good.
There's one shop there called The Tasmania Shop, which had probably the best quality Tasmanian goods I saw anywhere.
It was expensive (but if you?re from Europe or USA it?s half price with the exchange rate!) but a huge range of items, many quite unique.
There are many hidden courts/arcades in the city which were much more interesting to me than the more obvious shops (perhaps the discovey of out of the way places?)
Outside the Cat & Fiddle Arcade (behind the Mall) is the Darrell Lea Chocolate shop - yummy good quality chocolate
The Myer Department store is also to be found here.
EATING : There?s a food court in the Cat & Fiddle Arcade
What to buy: In the Centrepoint arcade, I made a real find of a shop : a Lord of The Rings style Faerie shop called « Grios ». They had some interesting things I?d never seen anywhere else, like special candles, pewter goblets in the form of creature faces, even pewter mounted butterfly ornaments which were made from real butterflies wings, then laquered. I could hardly believe they were real, but you can actually see the fine butterfly veines in the wings. Exquisite but very expensive !
Best of all, were Lord of the Rings gold or silver rune engraved ?Golum? rings.
What to pay: The "Golum" rings were around A $200, not sure what carat gold, but if you're into that stuff it's probably not a lot to pay.
I found the souvenirs to be of exceptionally high quality generally (very little ?cheap stuff? like on the mainland, I noted with surprise). You pay a bit more for the quality, but it looks to be well worth it.
What to buy: No 1 : Wooden products : i.e., wooden chopping boards and cheese knives made from Huon Pine or Sassafras timber, other wooden products,
Cascade locally brewed beer.
Apple Cider (from the famous Huonville area), Tasmanian devil stuffed toys, honey, fortified wines, fruit, wine, cheese, pewter native animals locally cast, lavender oils, soaps.