Diversity on Sydney's doorstep
The region’s multicultural population has given rise to numerous commercially produced products using traditional as well as new, innovative recipes from around the world. Western Sydney has an assortment of young, niche and organic producers through to the iconic international brands we all know and love. The following companies showcased give an A to Z sample of the premium quality producers which make up the Western Sydney Food and Beverage Manufacturing industry.
Arnott's is one of the largest food companies in the Asia Pacific region. The company, an Australian icon, was founded in 1865 as a small bakery. Arnott’s now exports to more than 40 countries. Tim Tam, arguably the most well-known of Arnott’s brands, is manufactured at Arnott’s bakeries in Huntingwood in Western Sydney, and Marleston in Adelaide.
Products: chocolate biscuits, chocolate blocks and bars, flavoured snacks, sweet and savoury biscuits
Online sales: via online retailers such as Coles, Woolworths, Southern Sweet Distributors https://www.southernsweet.com.au/home , ebay www.ebay.com.au
Stockists: Coles, Woolworths, IGA, Harris Farm Markets, Officeworks, and other major and independent retailers
Art of Gelato Michelangelo is a boutique gelato and sorbet manufacturer crafting a range of small batch, high-quality traditional and innovatively flavoured products. The business even produced a glow-in-the-dark gelato (Chernobylerone) for Luna Park to sell during Vivid.
Located in Carramar, Art of Gelato Michelangelo supply restaurants, clubs, gelateria and delicatessens across the Sydney region.
Visit the Gelateria to sample and buy classic flavours including chocolate and pistachio. Or try the rice milk chocolate or coconut hazelnut sorbet for a delicious vegan alternative.
Products: Gelato, Sorbets and Dietary specific flavours
Online sales: To learn more about ordering a bespoke gelato cake visit Art of Gelato Michelangelo
Stockists: Wholesale orders can be made by phone on 9755 7899, retail sales can be made at the Gelateria located at 30 The Horsley Drive, Carramar
Bite Size Coffee Treats was born from a tradition of enjoying coffee with a bite-size treat. Bite Size started baking their award-winning, gourmet biscuits in Chipping Norton in 2006 and have been spreading joy, one ‘bite’ at a time, ever since.Customers include cafes, conference venues, hotels, and businesses offering high quality biscuits, gifts and promotional marketing giveaways.
Products: bite-sized biscuits, single-serve biscuits, wrapped biscuits, chocolates, biscuit jars, retail boxes, gift tins, gift boxes, gourmet hampers and seasonal gifts.
Online sales: www.bitesizegroup.com
Stockists: Wholesale orders can be placed by calling 02 9728 0000.
Blue M Food Co based in Katoomba is renowned for high quality products with intense flavour made from premium ingredients. Their range of preserves includes the traditional comfort food of lemon curd and fruit jams through to a caramelised onion range which can be used as a relish or added to dishes during cooking. Blue M Food products are available for retail and food service.
Products: smoked nuts, lemon curd, passion curd, caramelised onion jam, caramelised chilli onion jam, beetroot relish, and a range of chutneys and fruit jams
Online sales: https://bluemfood.com.au
Stockists: Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Carrington Cellars
Blue Mountains Tea Company in Katoomba has built its foundations on quality ingredients sourced from Australia and abroad. Organic and ethically produced ingredients are used to create an inspirational range of teas, tisanes and tea blends
Products: wholesale and retail quality fair trade organic teas. The range includes; organic black teas, organic green teas, organic white teas, chai and chocolate chai.
Online sales: https://bluemountainstea.com.au/collections/all
Stockists: The Nook Leura and The True To the Bean Café owned by Blue Mountains Tea Co
City Kitchen is one of Australasia's leading chilled convenience meal producers and part of the Beak & Johnston Group, which has over 30 years’ experience. Employing over 300 people in their state-of-the-art production facility in Arndell Park, City Kitchen service a range of clients who market and distribute products through supermarket channels. City Kitchen’s vision is “Improving Everyday Lives with Inspiring Food".
Products: Ready-made meals, soups, sauces, side dishes, lasagne and pasta
Online sales: via online retailers including Woolworths. To learn more about City Kitchen visit the Beak & Johnston Group website
Stockists: Coles, Woolworths and other major and independent retailers
Cece Liqueur Pty Ltd, based in Smithfield in Western Sydney, produce Artisan Liqueurs made using 100% Australian produce. Cece’s signature liqueur, Limoncello, is a traditional liqueur from southern Italy, made from a family recipe. Eleven Cece Liqueurs from the range have won world class awards at the prestigious International Wine and International Wine and Spirit Competition held in London
Products: fruit based liqueurs including; Limoncello, Passioncello, Limecello, Arancello, Sambuca and intense milk-based liqueurs in eight different flavours
Online sales: http://www.celloliqueur.com
Stockists: numerous bottle shops as listed at http://www.celloliqueur.com/stockists-liqueur-nsw/ and Dan Murphy's (online only) https://www.danmurphys.com.au
Crostoli King established in the mid 1990s at Prestons. This family business manufactures Italian style continental biscuits. Using traditional recipes and fresh ingredients, Crostoli King now has over 20 product lines with 95% of their biscuits being hand-made.
Products: crostoli, almond bread, milk biscuits, cannoli, assorted amaretti, café biscuits
Online sales: http://www.crostoliking.com/
Stockists: Harris Farm Markets, Supabarn Farmer’s Market, IGA, Trim’s Fresh & Co, Costco
Darrell Lea in Ingleburn, a 100% family owned company, are master confectioners priding themselves on making fresh quality treats. A commitment to their products ensures Darrell Lea is still one of the original Aussie brands, determined to be a name you can trust and enjoy for years to come.
Products: a range of liquorice and chocolate confectionery
Online sales: via online retailers such as Coles, Woolworths, Sweet Chocolate Warehouse https://sweetchocolatewarehouse.com.au, Sweet As https://www.sweetas.net.au/, Joys Delight https://www.joysdelights.com.au/
Stockists: numerous stockists as listed at https://dlea.com.au/find-us
Divine Foods manufacture high quality, traditional and cream-filled biscuits. From a small enterprise initially supplying products to cafes, distribution is now nationwide from their South Windsor base.
Products: The real stars of the show are the wide variety of Melting Moments – from the traditional large vanilla biscuit, to mini vanilla, salted caramel and chocolate melting moments. A new range of gourmet biscuits will be launched in 2020.
Online sales: Online sales are coming soon, until then eat with your eyes at www.divinefoods.com.au
Stockists: Current range is available at Aldi as Belmont Melting Moments and Belmont Mini Melting Moments. Future ranges will be available at several store fronts.
Dolceroma is a wholesale patisserie situated in Prestons manufacturing a range of quality products distributed to cafes, clubs, restaurants and caterers Sydney wide. Dolceroma also contract manufacture patisserie fillings and various bases.
Products: Cannoli, Italian pastries, tarts, biscuits, macarons, cakes, friands, individual prestige desserts, muffins, banana bread, arancini and customised sugar cookies. Patisserie bases include fruit fillings, mirror glaze, shortbread tart bases and fondant icing.
Online sales: https://www.dolceroma.com.au/, https://shop.dolceroma.com.au/ for customised cookies, https://www.ordermentum.com/ for wholesale.
Stockists: Wholesale orders can be placed by calling 9826 0055 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Patisserie base ingredients are distributed by Southern Cross Supplies: https://www.southerncrosssupplies.com.au/products.
Dryridge Estate is a boutique vineyard nestled in the Megalong Valley, Blue Mountains. The grapes are grown and handpicked in the mountains, then transported to Orange, where they are barrel fermented in French Oak. Guests can visit the Cellar Door and enjoy delicious wines, cheese boards, ploughman’s lunches and some of the best scenery in the Blue Mountains.
Products: Riesling, Vermentino, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Rose, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Sangiovese, Shiraz, Barberra and Cabernet
Online sales: https://www.dryridge.com.au/collections/wine-1
Stockists: Carrington Cellars, Lawson Cellars, D’vine Cellars, Leura Cellars, The Ivanhoe and Glenbrook Cellars.
Eclipse Organics at Richmond creates award winning organic, muesli, food bars and innovative health foods combining only the finest quality, whole-food ingredients with a passion and love for flavour. Eclipse Organics was the 2016 Australian Organic Business of the Year. Vibrantly healthy food.
Products: organic muesli, paleo bars, gut tonic
Online sales: https://www.eclipseorganics.com.au/
Stockists: IGA, Flannery’s Organic and Wholefood Market and independent stores
The Edible Bug Shop in Greystanes was Australia’s first farmer of edible insects and is a world leader in edible insect farming techniques. The company has developed edible insect products suited to the Western diet and educates the public about the benefits of insects as a sustainable superfood through cooking demonstrations and media appearances. Products are HACCP certified.
Products: cricket protein powder, cricket tortilla chips, VitaBug snack crickets, cricket dukka, roasted mealworms, ant candy, a range of chocolates with insects and insect marshmallow. Some products are available in native Australian flavours.
Online sales: https://ediblebugshop.com.au/
Goliath Coffee Roasters in Wetherill Park is a small family-run specialty coffee roaster working with Australia’s best green bean suppliers to carefully source and select the finest coffee beans. Goliath uses a state-of-the-art Loring Roaster to develop first class flavour profiles for their signature blends and single origin coffees.
Products: A range of signature blends and single origin coffee beans roasted for wholesale and domestic use. A Nespresso-compatible range of coffee pods with coffee roasted on site and packaged locally by a third-party in biodegradable and compostable (to international standards) pods.
Online sales: https://goliathcoffee.com.au/shop
Herbs of Life located at Lawson produce certified organic raw kombucha brewed the traditional way with Blue Mountains spring water, whole organic fruits and spices, raw cane sugar, tea and mother 'scoby' culture. The company also makes a range of organic traditionally fermented sauerkraut using locally grown cabbages and therapeutic herbalist crafted tea blends.
Products: organic and raw kombucha in seven flavours, herbal teas and sauerkraut in a range of flavours
Online sales: https://www.herbsoflife.com.au/
Stockists: Harris Farm Markets and Harris Farm Markets online https://www.harrisfarm.com.au/collections
Hillbilly Cider, from Bilpin, is an internationally award winning company producing 100% natural ciders. Hillbilly makes the only cider in the world using the ‘Julie apple’ - a chance seedling discovered growing on site. The range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cider is available from their cellar door, as well as bars and independent bottle shops in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and of course locally in the Hawkesbury/Blue Mountains.
Products: alcoholic and non-alcoholic apple-cider
Online sales: https://hillbillycider.com.au/shop/
Stockists: independent bottle shops and Harris Farm Markets (non-alcoholic) as listed at https://hillbillycider.com.au/buy/ and Hillbilly Cider shed in Bilpin
Kurrajong Kitchen, at Windsor, bakes more than 750,000 pieces of Lavosh per day. Lavosh is a flat unleavened bread of Armenian origin. The business has grown from a start-up in a restaurant kitchen to a world class facility producing award winning products containing 85% Australian made ingredients. Kurrajong Kitchen Lavosh is now an essential addition to any cheese platter
Products: lavosh crackers, flatbreads, breadsticks and bites in a range of flavours
Online sales: https://www.kurrajongkitchen.com.au/store/ for gifts and apparel only
Stockists: Coles, Woolworths, Costco, Supa IGA, Harris Farm Markets
Maya Sunny Honey 100% raw is a family-run business handcrafting a bespoke range of honey and honeycomb products using a patented system. Honey sourced from hardworking bees in Mudgee NSW is packaged by the Maya Sunny Honey team in their Moorebank warehouse
Products: a range of pure raw honey, saffron honey, lavender honey, truffle infused honey, macadamia crunch and honeycomb
Online sales: http://www.mayasunnyhoney.com.au/store
Stockists: David Jones Food Hall, Williams Sonoma, Qantas epiQure - online gourmet food and wine store https://wine.qantas.com/gourmet-food
Megalong Creek Estate is a family owned and operated farm situated in the Blue Mountains NSW. The grapes for the single vineyard wines are grown entirely in the beautiful Megalong Valley. The grapes are handpicked and then transported to Mudgee for vinification at the ‘Robert Stein Winery’. The current cellar door is a unique, re-purposed shipping container with a purpose built tasting bar and beautiful views of the majestic sandstone escarpment that surrounds the pristine valley.
Products: Prozzante (lightly sparkled Prosecco style), Viognier, Pinot Grigio, Shiraz Viognier, Shiraz, Pinot Noir and a Late Harvest Pinot Grigio dessert style wine
Online sales: https://www.megalongcreekestate.com/shop
Stockists: Carrington Cellars
Molives is a premium brand of Australian olives, sourced from Aussie farmers and packed in convenient, easy-to-use pouches. The Western Sydney (St Mary’s) based business is dedicated to crafting a variety of perfect gourmet olives which are unprecedented for their distinctive taste and freshness. Molives featured on Luke Mangan’s business class Virgin Airlines menu. The company won the Australian Olive Industry Innovation Award 2016 for their innovative packaging pouch.
Products: marinated olives, dried olives, olives stuffed with almonds
Stockists: Harris Farm, markets and online stockists including Be Fit Food https://befitfood.com.au/collections/snacks-sides-extras and Low Carb Emporium https://www.lowcarbemporium.com.au/search?q=molives
Online sales: https://molives.com.au/
Mountain Culture Beer Co is a craft brewery located in the heart of Katoomba, Blue Mountains. Opening the doors to its brewpub at the end of 2019, Mountain Culture Beer Co welcomes locals and visitors to enjoy a vast range of beers in a transformed heritage building. Currently not open for tastings due to COVID-19, experience the craft beers from the comfort of your home. Online orders are taken 24/7 with east coast delivery available.
Products: The range of craft beer is everchanging from lagers crisper than pre-dawn mountain air to rich, roasty stouts and juicy NEIPAs.
Online sales: www.mountainculturebeerco.com
Sydney Sprouts create a line of tasty and healthy salad seeds and croutons in their Cecil Hill facility. From their humble beginnings of sprout growing, their range has expanded to include ‘salad seeds’, a nutritious blend of dry roasted sunflower and sesame seeds combined with premium herbs and spices to add extra flavour and texture to any dish. The alfalfa and sprouts range are grown in individual punnets, which continue to grow until they are eaten, ensuring maximum freshness.
Products: alfalfa and sprouts range, grow-your-own sprouting seeds range, salad seeds, croutons, crispy shallots, fried garlic and toasted rice crackers.
Online sales: https://sydneysprouts.com.au/
Stockists: independent grocers and online
Whisk & Pin create wholesome, natural and delicious handmade muesli, cookies, chocolates, and other gourmet originals. The Katoomba based company also offers a large range of gift hampers. There is also the option to design your own hamper and choose the products to be included.
Products: muesli, cookies, muesli bars, chocolates, baking mixes, teas, conserves, dried fruit, nuts, jams and numerous hampers
Online sales: https://www.whiskandpin.com.au
Stockists: Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
Zokoko located at the foot of the Blue Mountains, is dedicated to making amazing bean to bar chocolate, reflective of its origin. Zokoko chocolate has a depth of flavour that is both rich and intense but incredibly satisfying. Zokoko source the finest cacao beans from around the world and use traditional artisan methods to make unique chocolate.
Products: artisan chocolate, drinking chocolate and special beans.
Online sales: http://www.zokoko.com/buy-chocolates-online
Stockists: numerous stockists as listed athttp://www.zokoko.com/australian-chocolate-bars-sydney
Western Sydney - The Future Made Here
Western Sydney comprises 12 local government areas – Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Camden, Campbelltown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Liverpool, Parramatta, Penrith, The Hills and Wollondilly. Western Sydney - the Western Parkland City and Central River City, has a population of over 2 million.
Western Sydney food and beverage manufacturing at a glance
- Western Sydney Food and Beverage Manufacturing industry contributed $9,728.538 million in gross revenue to the Western Sydney economy in 2017 representing 3.8% of total gross revenue.
- 1051 businesses excluding sole traders are operating in the Food and Beverage Manufacturing industry across Western Sydney
- The sector employed 15,338 employees representing 2.1% of total employment in Western Sydney
- Positioned for growth with the support of a strong freight and logistics industry and construction now underway on the curfew free Western Sydney (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport.
For more information contact the Western Parkland City Authority at InvestmentAttraction@wpca.sydney