If you’ve never gone on a shopping expedition through Bedfordview, then you’re in for an adventure. Whether you are a fabulous fashionista or simply looking for a new spot to do your weekly grocery run, there are more than enough retail options in this suburb to suit your needs. Bedfordview also boasts a number of family run curio shops and boutiques, perfect to find one-of-a-kind gifts and trinkets. So, get on your shopping shoes because we’ve got a lot to explore.
Shopping Centres & Malls
Eastgate Shopping Centre
Bedfordview is home to one of the oldest and largest malls in the city. Eastgate Shopping Centre was constructed in 1979 to offer the suburb’s residents a wide variety of retail options at the foot of their doorsteps. The Centre now brings in shoppers from neighbouring suburbs too, such as Kensington, Bruma and Cyrildene. With over 300 stores, Eastgate Shopping Centre is a mecca for all things retail. Stop by to explore the Centre’s fashion offerings, its expansive food court and a ton of fun activities for the kids.
Often punted as Eastgate Shopping Centre’s biggest rival, Bedford Centre is a favourite shopping destination for Bedfordview locals. While smaller than its sister mall, Bedford Centre is home to a number of popular fashion stores. With its family-friendly atmosphere and European-inspired restaurant square, this is the place to go for a good dose of retail therapy. Bring the kids along to Jump Gravity while you browse around the Centre for your next fashion buy.
Village View Shopping Centre
Not everyone enjoys doing their shopping at big malls. If you prefer a bespoke retail environment, visit Village View Shopping Centre. Situated along Bedfordview’s main avenue, this shopping centre is relatively quiet. Here, you will find boutique fashion stores, a Woolworths food store, and a number of health and beauty shops. The Centre is also home to some of Bedfordview’s best restaurants. Pop by on a Saturday morning for a casual brunch before kicking off your shopping escapades!
Bedford Village Shopping Centre
Another one of Bedfordview’s smaller shopping centres is Bedford Village. Just a hop and skip away from Village View Shopping Centre, this retail precinct is all about good food and great eating. Bedford Village is home to Spar Bedfordview – the verified home of the best gelato in the suburb. There is an array of restaurants at the centre, too. Once you’ve had your fill of yummy eats, pop into La Koufeto Gift Shop. This family run trinket store is the perfect place to find baby’s first birthday gift, custom jewellery and one-of-a-kind keepsakes.
Bedfordview Meat Centre
Nothing beats getting your meat cut and packaged by a local butcher. Bedfordview’s local butchery is tucked away down a side street, flanked by bustling restaurants. It is quite easy to miss it, but once you know where it is, you’ll be unlikely to get your meat anywhere else. Another one of Bedfordview’s family run businesses, Bedfordview Meat Centre stands out as an independent grocer amidst the grand shopping centres of the area. Visit them for a taste of old-worldly charm and great customer service.
Italian Cheese Distributors
How about a bite of mature Italian cheese and delectable deli meats? Italian Cheese Distributors is one of Bedfordview’s secret hidden gems that you simply must visit. Come and get your share of Italian deli meats, canned goods, pastas, dairy products and frozen ready meals.
At the far end of Bedfordview, you will find one of the best Greek delis in the city. Meze Emporio stocks all assortments of Greek sweet and savoury delights. Pop by to gather up a true meze selection of cheeses, dips and preserves, as well as the best Greek coffee in town and a few homemade sweets.
Sabers Wholesalers sells sweets, savoury snacks and cold drinks to the public at factory prices. Visit their store at Sunview Centre to get hard candies, chocolates, chips and juices in bulk. Sabers is the ideal shopping destination for small retailers and public customers looking for factory prices on all their favourite sweets and snacks.
Right next door to Sabers is Country Pies. Here, you can purchase a variety of baked snacks and meals at factory low prices. This family-run business has been in operation for 20 years, delivering top quality pies and pastries to the public. Visit them to get your supply of catering goods or a selection of yummy eats for a large party.