Current Opening Hours (Term 2, 2021)
Tuesday: 10:30 - 5:00
Wednesday: 12:00 - 3:00
Thursday: 9:00 - 7:00
Saturday: 10:30 - 4:00
Public holidays: Closed
We will remain open as an essential service (grocery store) the duration of the recently announced lockdown. If opening hours change they will be updated on this website. Please check the list of exposure sites and follow health advice to get tested and self-isolate if you have attended any of the venues. Make sure to take care and look after yourselves.
Please regularly check and follow NSW Health advice and stay home if you feeling unwell and get tested.
Face masks are compulsory in all indoor non-residential settings. This includes shopping at the coop. Please make sure you scan the QR code on the door before you come into the co-op - this now mandatory. Essential shopping (e.g. for food) is now limited to one household member once per day and needs to be within 10km of your home or 5km if you are in one of the LGAs of concern.
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.
Face masks are compulsory in all indoor non-residential settings.This means it applies to doing groceries at the co-op. 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.
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!). Currently, volunteer inductions are by appointment given COVID restrictions. To book in for a volunteer induction contact: [email protected]
Fruit and Veggie Boxes
These are now available every Thursday! Collection is between 12 noon and 6 pm. Place your order at the till during opening hours or online before Tuesday 5 pm for collection that week. (If you order in-store on Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday your box will be packed on the following Thursday). 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 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. If you order in-store on Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday, your bread will be available for pick up the following Thursday.
We are located on the UNSW campus, on the north eastern end of the Blockhouse.