King Island Produce
If you’re looking for produce that is fresher than fresh and packed full of flavour, then King island delivers in spades. Top restaurants in Australia, Hong Kong, China, Spain and London seek out King Island’s produce, safe in the knowledge that the island’s producers have a hard-earned reputation for providing top quality produce that will wow their diners. Whether you choose to sample the island’s produce at a local restaurant or cafe or prepare it yourself you are guaranteed a treat for your tastebuds. For the best of both worlds, we recommend ordering a hamper featuring many of the delicacies mentioned above from Foodworks. Give them 24 hours notice and they’ll rustle up a lunch or dinner hamper allowing you take a well-earned rest from your labours and more time to concentrate on watching the waves roll by.
Please note that seasonality plays a big part in what produce is available and when.
King Island Brewhouse
King Island Brewhouse is a locally owned craft brewery producing beer, cider and other fermented beverages for locals and visitors alike. Corey and Sarah Brazendale opened the brewhouse in July 2021 and you'll also find their refreshing products stocked at local establishments around the island. Tastings and tours are available at the onsite taphouse - please call ahead to book.
36 Lancaster Rd, Pegarah
0455 666 138
King Island Distillery
Made on King Island, Heidi Weitjens handcrafts bespoke spirits in her Pot Stills called ‘Copper Angels’ at 40 Degrees South in Tasmania’s Northernmost Distillery. Boutique batches of Native Gin, Ruby Vodka, 40°S Vodka and Distillery Choice Single Malt Whisky, are all ready to be enjoyed now. You may just find your new favourite tipple. Tastings, sales and tours are available at the distillery and you'll also find products stocked at venues around the island.
1 Racecourse Road, Currie
0488 243 377
King Island Garlic
King Island Garlic is grown by Carmen and James under the clear sky and fresh air of the island without the use of pesticides or herbicides, fumigants or GMOs. With 10 different varieties of garlic on offer that have been perfected over two decades, you will find their 'garlic of the day' available at the drive-in, self serve garlic boutique - just look for the roadside 'garlic' sign during summer and autumn.
Frogshack Farm, 1049 Grassy Rd
King Island Bakehouse
Home of the legendary King Island crayfish pie. Also known for their real cream cakes, delicious fresh bread as well as an array of other freshly baked treats and coffee. Open bright and early on weekdays from 5.30am and weekends from 7am.
5 Main st, Currie
03 6462 1337
King Island Dairy Cheese Store
A true cheese lovers' paradise with a range of award-winning cheese available for purchase, tasting and dining in. Settle in and enjoy their signature cheese platters or baked brie available with matching wine and beer while you take in the picturesque surroundings. Groups of eight or more are kindly asked to book tastings in advance. Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday from 11am-4.30pm.
869 North Rd, Loorana
03 6462 0947
King Island Seafoods
Take a wander along the Currie Wharf for picturesque views across the harbour. Dotted with fishing trawlers, this is the hub of the world-renowned seafood industry on the island where much of the produce is shipped internationally. You'll find fresh King Island seafood available for purchase at local supermarkets and used in restaurants around the island. Pre-orders can be arranged through King Island Food Works.
King Island Cloud Juice
Small batch rainwater, bottled for your enjoyment with 9,750 drops of pure rainwater in every bottle. Thanks to the strong westerly winds known as the Roaring Forties, it rains on average 180 days per year providing the ultimate 'cloud juice' which goes into this refreshing drop. Perfect for quenching your thirst as you explore the island. Available for purchase in local supermarkets, restaurants and cafes.
King Island Honey
King Island Lymwood Honey - produced from predominately clover pastures in the Pegarah and Lymwood areas and has that unique King Island flavour and quality. King Island Lymwood Honey is 100% pure and natural and the method of cold extraction used ensures that this honey will retain all the natural goodness and quality that only unprocessed food can give you. For sales enquiries, contact Sean Freeman - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sourdough Mumma bakes traditional sourdough once a week to order using natural leaven and slow proved over 12 hours using only organic ingredients. Choose from fruit loaf, seeded loaf, plain or spelt loaf and custom orders are welcome so don't be shy about asking for your favourite flavour combination or loaf shape. To order, call or text Sourdough Mumma for free delivery to Currie or the airport each Friday morning.
0435 951 678
Private interactive pasta classes with a difference!
Get a group together and have fun whilst learning tips and techniques to make brightly coloured pasta using natural ingredients in the comfort of your own home/accommodation.
"Neptune's Garden" pasta classes will have you feeling inspired to make delicious edible art. You can also check out Neptunes Garden on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/neptunesgarden.ki
Plus, there are even more tasty morsels here.
The following restaurants will provide the ultimate King Island produce experience:
Or, you may like to plan a trip for the Long Table Festival – held annually it celebrates the diversity of food available. The preparation and consumption of this degustation type feast takes place over several days and features local beef, lamb, vegetables, rock lobster, cheese, oysters, octopus and even mutton birds all of which are dressed, adorned and flavoured with local honey, herbs, cream and garlic.
If you haven’t made the decision to move to King Island yet and you are heading home and want to share your King Island experience with friends and family, here are some recipes that you can make at home using King Island produce.
Recipes from the King Island Dairy – including crumbed camembert, baked brie and the ultimate macaroni cheese – King Island Dairy Recipes
Poh’s Kitchen visits King Island – Kefir with elderflower, cheese souffle and cheddar crusted apple pie – Pohs Kitchen King Island Recipes
Alice Zaslavsky – Baked Brie with figs – Alice in Frames baked brie with figs recipe
Delicious magazine – Grilled King Island Crayfish – Delicious magazine – King Island Crayfish
How to put together a deluxe platter using King Island cheeses – deluxe platter instructions