There are a variety of places to get groceries in town.
Coles & IGA are the two Big Box grocers in town.
- Coles offers some organic products.
- IGA offers somewhat more local produce.
- Essence of Organics is a 2-aisle store that also operates The Spice Girls. The book section tends toward woo, but the store has fantastic produce and a wide variety of natural foods.
- Pacific Halal Store sells some food and is also a restaurant.
- Some stores in town will have a box of 1-2 kinds of produce for sale.
- The 1-2x/monthly Saturday market is not to be missed!
If you happen to be in Cairns on a weekend, check out Rusty's Market (a huge farmer's market).
There are also several butchers in town.
- There is one in the Coles shopping complex,
- and another next to Essence of Organics.
- There is also a seafood butcher in the IGA shopping complex.