Today was a beautiful sunny Winter’s day in Sydney and it was the perfect day to head out to The Grounds of Alexandria cafe to the grand opening of the Box Fresh weekend fruit and veggie market. The Grounds is probably the trendiest cafe in Sydney at the moment. It’s certainly the most talked about and blogged about which is always a sign that the foodies are excited. And we were suitably impressed with its beautiful refurbishment of a warehouse space, produce and herb gardens, baby animals for petting and amazing looking food.

The coffee was good and the service was very friendly and efficient, despite it being incredibly busy. Trying to get a table would involve a considerable wait and you can’t book ahead. BUT to compensate this, they have a fantastic takeaway system that means you can order basic breakfast, drinks, pastries and delicacies and just eat it in the garden area seating which is plentiful. We just ordered coffee but the food looked very good. Hence the billion photos I took…

Back to the reason that we drove a hour to Alexandria for though – Box Fresh! I met Greg and Mikala almost 4 years ago now and not only are they a beautiful couple but they are incredibly passionate and knowledgeable about fresh produce and good food. Greg’s background as a chef means he knows where to source the freshest, in season produce and create delicious but easy recipes for his customers. Not only do they have produce but they also supply the best quality staples such as eggs, bacon, gourmet muesli, an Italian pantry range, fresh herbs and even restaurant quality meat from The Butcherman.

Did I mention this is all delivered right to your doorstep? So convenient!

I think one of my favourite things about it Box Fresh is it makes you get a bit more creative in the kitchen and vary your fruit and veggies. Greg’s expertise as a chef is handy here as he always sends out weekly recipes and tips for the more unusual ingredients so you aren’t left wondering what to do with kohlrabi! You are eating the best quality because you are eating in season.

The opening day of their new market was really something special. Beautiful, vibrant colours of seasonal produce and even black truffles were available! It was very much worth the trip out and I came home with a bag of mixed gourmet mushrooms which I think are going to be just divine cooked up in some garlic and organic butter tomorrow.

Plus, Greg has very kindly offered a special for ZOMT readers on their first order so you can try out how good it is. Click the link below for your discount.

1/2 price on your first box of delicious fresh produce from Box Fresh

more of the vibrant fresh produce – get this delivered to your doorstep!

I highly recommend heading out to The Grounds of Alexandria on a Saturday or Sunday to grab some beautiful produce from Box Fresh, enjoy a delicious coffee and grab a bite to eat if you are happy to brave the crowds.

I’ll let the photos speak for themselves….

fresh produce from Box Fresh
making fresh mozzarella, warm and so divine
Box Fresh proving to be very popular!
some of the mixed mushrooms I came home with
delicious looking pastries
brownies, so very rich looking but not on my nutrition plan today!
the team of expert baristas
loved this room divider
baby chicks, adorable!
there was lots of chirp chirps from these little babies
I fell in love with this little piggy, loved a scratch and pat
the little pig with the big personality!
homewares – very unique range
pretty flowers
I really liked these bowls and the white vases
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