"Jingeri jimbelung" (hello friend/ g’day mate in Yugambeh)
Taste Australia Bush Food Shop is a 100% Australian owned and operated online business based on the western side of Tamborine Mountain, 45 minutes drive from either the Gold Coast or Brisbane.
Before the British arrived the region was home to nine first nations clans; the Bullongin, Kombumerri, Cudgenburra, Moorungburra, Tulgigin, Gugingin, Migunberri, Mununjali, and Wanggeriburra. Centered along the Logan, Albert, Coomera, Nerang, and Tweed rivers their shared language of Yugambeh is one of more than 250 once spoken throughout Australia. LEARN MORE HERE
Pick up is by prior arrangement. Our best display is what you see on this website.
We monitor activities every day of the week so if you have a query it will usually be answered by return email quite quickly. Of course you can always call us during the week.
Ph 02 9045 0007 or 0428 892217 (NOTE we are not on Daylight Saving)
We switched to NBN Feb 2017 which means that our 02 9045 0007 number is internet dependent. So call our mobile if you can't get through or send an email.
March 3, 2021 NOTE: Only mobile phone number working at present due to massive electrical storm.
On January 15, 2021 we celebrate 25 years of doing business online, beginning as an ISP in 1996. By 2008 the WWW matured enough to gain acceptance throughout the world as a really useful medium and we could get back to doing what we wanted to do with the WWW in the first place.
This website was created to encourage like minded people to have ready access to ingredients that are native to Australia and combines our love of cooking with extensive retail and marketing experience.
This is our current list of the bush food ingredients we have managed to gather from around Australia. Some are commercially grown and some are wild harvested. Our growers and collectors are both indigenous and on indigenous. Our mission is to cross the great divide for the betterment of ALL Australians.
To navigate this website simply select the ingredient from the menu above and the range of products we have containing that ingredient will display on the right.
Since 2008 our objective has been to encourage the inclusion of bush foods in your every day diet.
We love eating good food and we reckon the best can be found in our kitchen :-)
The key ingredient in our businesses has always been service so if our shop says we have an item in stock, we do and we will despatch the same day wherever possible.
We offer bulk pricing with our per kg prices providing the best indication of what we can do for orders less than $500.
The popularity of bush food ingredients has grown enormously since we began in 2008 so now our prices are set upon the receipt of each shipment.
Should you require a larger quantity of a particular ingredient than what we have in stock please email us with your requirements and we can let you know price and availability.
Leaf based ingredients are generally harvested and dried on demand to ensure you have the freshest possible so if you need more than what we can supply today then there could be a couple weeks delay.
Stock of seasonal ingredients is generally pretty good so long as the harvest has been bountiful and that is very much weather dependent - too little rain or too much.
Thanks for the opportunity to review your amazing products. Unfortunately, I can’t because I gave the all away as Xmas gifts. However, I am getting very excited reviews from the recipients.
You guys are heroes, you responded so well to my late orders and got them in time for me to distribute my Xmas gifts.
I will be spoiling myself soon and ordering some for myself in the near future.
Antoinette (Jan 2021)
Hey Guys .
Everything has arrived. Thanks so much, we are really excited about using your products.
Again, thankyou for such prompt amazing service.
Josie (Ramada Eco Beach Resort Broome WA May 2016)
Colette (Gold Coast) - July 2014: Thank You for your Lovely product. We have been using your ingredients for Cooking with kids at Burleigh Heads State School in our Stephanie Alexander KItchen Garden Program for NAIDOC Week. It's been such a hit I have to buy more.
Barbara (Germany): I am happy, the delivery came this morning with the postman. I loved the smell of the Australian herbs when opening the package. No other culture has this flavor. And I know a lot of herbs, spices and condiments worldwide. (September 2013)
John Bek (Sydney): I just want to say thanks so much for the very prompt delivery on my little order of spices. (March 2013)
Ann (Bendigo): I was delighted to discover your Bush Food Shop. Lots of goodies for gifts or for yourself. No hassles with ordering and when the goods came I was very pleased with my selection and your lovely free gift. (December 2012)
Janet & Peter (Brisbane Qld): Thank you so much for the parcel which arrived today (so quickly! and so beautifully packed). We were thrilled with everything - and especially with the beautiful smell that emerged the moment we opened the box. We are now looking forward to trying all the different things. (December 2011)
Debbie (Narangba Qld): Thank you for my gift in a box. They smell and taste divine. (July 2011)
Katarina (Brisbane): Thank you for the fast & smooth delivery. (17 Nov 2010)
Samuel (Switzerland): Wonderful – thank you very much (5 Aug 2010)
Jan (Sydney): Our NAIDOC bush tucker afternoon tea was a great success( 20 June 2010)
Ronda: The beautiful “smells” from the order are just wonderful. (20 July 2010)