Join the Thoughtful Family


Current Opening Hours (Summer 2020/2021)


Tuesday:                    10:30 - 5:00

Wednesday:              Closed

Thursday:                   9:00 - 7:00

Saturday:                   10:30 - 4:00

Last trading day for 2020: Saturday 19th December (last veggie day is Thursday 17th).

First trading day for 2021: Tuesday 5th January (first veggie day is Thursday 7th, orders need to be in 5pm Tuesday 5th).


Please make sure you wash your hands with soap in white hand washing sink in the backroom before starting your shop. The maximum number of people allowed in the co-op is 6 people, with a limit of 2 people in the backroom.

We are no longer accepting cash payments. Contact-less payments are strongly preferred and we accept VISA and Mastercard.

NSW Health has additionally recommended the use of masks when unable to practice social distancing, including when doing groceries. These masks can be reusable home made fabric masks. Information on how to use masks safely is here. Importantly, masks are not a replacement for other precautions and we still need you to abide by the other rules - hand washing, keeping a safe distance, single use scoops and staying home if sick and getting tested. 

Pre-ordered organic fruit & veggie boxes are ready for pick-up every Thursday (available for members only). Members receive discounted prices on most in store items and can also bulk order individual products. You will be notified when your bulk orders are ready for collection (this will depend on delivery frequency from different suppliers). Anyone is welcome to become a member! You can find out more about membership here


Note: Thoughtful Foods is a 100% volunteer-run shop and also your local food co-op :) This means that on occasions opening hours can change at shorter notice than you might expect with other shops.


Volunteer Induction

Our one hour volunteer induction is compulsory for all members who wish to volunteer (in whatever capacity, whether in store, at our stalls or behind the scenes!). In Term 3, volunteer inductions will run on an appointment only basis on Wednesdays at 1.15pm and Thursdays at 1.30 pm given COVID restrictions. To book in for a volunteer induction contact: 

Fruit and Veggie Boxes

These are now available every Thursday! Collection is between 12 noon and 5 pm. Place your order at the till during opening hours on online before Tuesday 5 pm for collection that week. If you are a current member of Thoughtful Foods you can sign up for the weekly reminder email that gives you access to the online bread and veggie box ordering system here.

Bread Orders

Bread must be pre-ordered and prepaid during shop opening hours or online. Our bread comes from the lovely team at Organic Bread Bar in Darlinghurst. There is a product list in the shop. Get your order in before 5pm on Tuesday for delivery on Thursday that week after 12 noon.


We are located on the UNSW campus, on the north eastern end of the Blockhouse.