I buy most of my flours, nuts, oats, rice, dried fruit and spices at Kakulas Brothers in Northbridge as I find they have the cheapest prices and you can buy in bulk! However if I don't have time to make the trip to Kakulas, most of these products are stocked at Woolworths or Coles in the health food/gluten free/dried fruit and nut aisles. These health food aisles are great and in fact most of my nut butters are from Woolworths (Woolworths Macro) or Coles (although I usually make my own almond butter and get 100% peanut butter freshly made at my local health food store).
Specific products like coconut sugar, superfoods and nut butters from overseas I buy through www.iHerb.com as I find they are cheaper than my local health food stores (you can use my discount code NNP455 for a $5 - $10 discount!). If you're not too fussed about prices then health food stores will most likely stock a majority of these products, but as a full-time uni student I prefer to get the most bang for my buck!
I buy my bee products and most of my fresh produce from the Stirling Farmers Market, but there are heaps of great farmers markets all around Perth, such as the ones at Subiaco Primary School or Manning. The only "fresh" items I don't get from the farmers markets are Greek yoghurt (supermarket), non-egg protein sources (supermarket), coconut water (I get this directly from Natural Raw C), non-seasonal fruit (fruit and veg stores or supermarkets) and occasionally bread (Baker's Delight or Lawleys Bakery if I don't buy any from the farmers market). My mantra with fresh food is to basically eat local produce when I can, as this supports local famers whilst getting cheaper and fresher products than supermarkets.
The things I've put in bold are what I believe are the most necessary items when you're first starting, but keep in mind that this is a generic list about what I eat over all seasons (so don't worry if you can't find fresh figs in winter!)
- Baking: Baking powder, baking soda, psyllium husk
- Bee pollen
- Bottled: Extra virgin olive oil, tamari, apple cider vinegar, rice wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, lime juice, sesame oil
- Canned: Tomato, black beans, chickpeas, mixed beans, kidney beans, tuna in spring water, lentils
- Cereal: Wholegrain quick oats, rolled oats, Norganics organic corn flakes, Weetbix, puffed brown rice
- Coconut products: Coconut water, shredded coconut, desiccated coconut, coconut flakes, organic coconut sugar, coconut butter, cold pressed organic coconut oil, coconut flour, canned coconut milk, canned coconut cream
- Condiments: hummus (or make this yourself), Dijon mustard, wholegrain mustard
- Dried fruit: Goji berries, cacao nibs, pure dried apple, dried figs, sultanas, dates
- Flour: Buckwheat, brown rice, wholemeal spelt, almond meal, chickpea
- Frozen: Raspberries, blueberries, bananas (buy fresh and freeze yourself), edamame
- Herbs: Chilli, dried onion, oregano, Italian herbs
- Grains: Brown rice, black rice, wild rice, quinoa, 100% buckwheat soba noodles (Spiral Foods), wholemeal pasta (Barilla), 100% corn pasta, 100% brown rice pasta, buckwheat (I activate this myself)
- Non-dairy milk: Rice milk, soy milk, oat milk, almond milk
- Nori (seaweed)
- Nut butter: Peanut, almond, tahini, Mayver's Hazelnut and Cacao, Justin's Chocolate Hazelnut, Artisana Chocolate Hazelnut, Peanut Butter & Co. Cinnamon Raisin Swirl, Mayver's Dark Chocolate Superfood Spread
- Nuts: Almonds, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews, pine nuts
- Seeds: Sesame, sunflower, pepitas, chia, hemp, ground flaxseed (linseed)
- Spices: Cinnamon, nutmeg, ground clove, ground ginger, vanilla extract, turmeric, paprika, garlic powder, oregano, curry powder, cumin, chilli flakes, salt, pepper
- Superfood powders: Raw organic cacao, maca, acai, mesquite, nutritional yeast, green tea powder
- Sweetener: Rice malt syrup, pure maple syrup, local raw organic honey, stevia
- Wholegrain crackers
- Bread: Rye, wholemeal, wheat/gluten-free, organic sourdough, cape seed loaf (Bakers' Delight) or a mixture of these
- Brown onion
- Coconut water
- Dairy: Organic Greek yoghurt, goats milk feta
- Fresh herbs: Basil, parsley
- Fruit: Apples, bananas (I always buy heaps so I have some in the freezer for smoothies/banana ice cream), pears, fresh berries, oranges, fresh figs, pears, papaya, persimmons, mango, watermelon - pretty much any fruit that takes your fancy!
- Greens: Bagged spinach, kale, bagged mixed greens, bok choy/Asian greens
- Local garlic
- Protein: Tofu, tempeh, chicken breast (freezer), salmon (freezer), free range eggs
- Starchy vegetables: Sweet potato, potato, pumpkin
- Tomato: Roma, cherry
- Vegetables: Broccoli, carrots, zucchini, avocado, celery, capsicum, red cabbage, cauliflower, mushrooms - the more the merrier really!
Hope this was useful!