Groceries and essentials
Our larger towns often have multiple supermarkets. While they may not be the mega-multi aisled versions you see in the city, you’ll find all you need at a quieter, easier pace, with chain stores offering the same specials as metro-counterparts.
Our supermarkets and smaller stores are regularly stocked with plenty of fresh fruit, veggies, dairy, and meat along with your favourite pantry staples. Also look out for the local bakeries and butchers.
Pubs, motels, restaurants and cafes serve up breakfasts, brunch, lunch and dinner. Don’t forget tourist attractions have great cafes and options for treats.
Menus expand beyond familiar pub grub, with a wide selection. Mouth-watering curries, classic Chinese takeaway, juicy barbecue, camp-oven sensations and fine dining. Rest assured there are still lots of options for all-time favourites steaks, schnitzels and parmys.
Need to wet your whistle, never fear. Whether you’re sitting down to dinner or enjoying a river cruise, the central west has plenty of options when it comes to beverages for all tastes. Pubs also operate liquor stores, or provide over the counter takeaways with your favourite brands.
Places to grab a coffee continue to grow with cool cafes cropping up, bakeries and even the pubs serving up a brew.
Blackall has fast become the ‘Byron of the Bush’ with no fewer than nine places to grab your coffee and a bite to eat.
Many cafes and restaurants including pubs and motels can cater for dietary and allergy requirements, or are happy to help in arranging some options if you ask in advance.
Need anything else? Supermarkets and food stores offer a growing selection of foods to cater for special dietary needs. Speciality health food stores and pharmacies may also stock what you’re looking for, or delivery options still work out here too!
Book ahead – On the weekends and during tourist season places get busy, so be sure to check if you need to make a booking. Keep an eye out for special menu evenings and events. Check out Facebook pages and websites for what’s coming up.