Jones the Grocer is an Australian gourmet food chain which also has a store and café in New Market, Auckland. I only recently discovered it, but liked it so much I went there twice during my holidays.
Jones the Grocer stocks an awesome range of specialty foods. There is a special deli section and shelves brimming with items such as pasta, sauces, cordials, teas, chocolates – well yeah, there is heaps of stuff that I want to try (especially the black and white bow tie pasta, that looked super cool)! They also sell cute kitchenware like cups and saucers and old-fashioned milk bottles.
The café has a delicious range of food to choose from in the counter cabinet and there is a menu to pick from too. One things you must try is their iced chocolates – they taste amazing and come in funky little glass bottles.
If you are unable to visit their Auckland store, their website is pretty cool too - each month they stick up a new recipe. At the time of writing this the recipe is for Earl Grey Tea infused chocolate truffles.