Sometimes it’s difficult to find ‘alternative’ ingredients, especially since Coles and Woolies tend to segregate these items into the Health Food aisle, which is limited and often expensive. Below are a few places I have found, which offer some great deals, especially when buying in bulk!
Maloneys – great range of products, best I’ve found for raw cacao, 1L coconut oil – located in Surry Hills and Coogee
Costco – Absolute Organics Coconut Oil (900ml for $13), Coconut Flour (1kg for $6.50), raw almonds (1.3kg for $17) and ChiaCo chia seeds $19 for 1kg
Wholefoods House – best buy for quinoa, loose $12/kg for white (Woollahra and Waterloo)
Niulife – for anything coconut related (sugar, oil, flour, cream, butter)
Honest to Goodness – Organic and Natural Food
Biome eco stores
Alfalfa House – a not-for-profit organic food cooperative that provides, minimally packaged and processed, affordable organic food to its members and visitors to the shop.