Dunedin’s Organic Store & Eatery

Taste Nature is a locally owned business run by Mark and Rayna Dickson. They are passionate about all things organic. They run an organic food store, eatery and kitchen which is a community hub for all things organic in Dunedin. The store, eatery and kitchen are based at 131 High Street. They also have a garden in Waitati which supplies the store, alongside produce and wholefoods from over seventy New Zealand suppliers. We have a strong ethos on minimising packaging, and this year won the “Keep Dunedin Beautiful – Waste Minimisation Award”. 

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The Garden

Situated on the Waitati River in the heart of the village, The Garden has recently been brought under the Taste Nature banner. It is run as a collaboration between Mark and Rayna Dickson of Taste Nature and Jason Ross of Habitate Nursery. We grow a range of seasonal salad mixes, greens, and culinary herbs for the store and local community.

The Store

The Grocery Store has a long history as suppliers of certified organic food in Dunedin. We’re a BioGro certified retailer and stock a wide range of organic produce from local growers alongside organic fill-your-own bulk natural wholefoods, cleaners, skincare and haircare products, many gluten-free goods, and gardening supplies.

The Kitchen

In The Kitchen we are passionate about creating vibrant and wholesome food. Here, we make a menu for our self-serve eatery, and produce a range of our own products to sell in our grocery store. We make seriously delicious breads and pizza bases, and produce a variety of artisan products such as hummus, kimchi, and preserves.

The Eatery

At The Eatery, we’ve created a space for our regular customers, local workers, and out-of-town visitors to relax and enjoy food made in our kitchen. We offer a simple menu based on seasonal primary produce and wholefoods, and a range of cakes and slices, organic teas, and fair-trade plunger coffee at our self-service eatery bar.

News + Events

  • ‘Understanding Your Soil’ Seminar – 8th October

    A SEMINAR IN THE TASTE NATURE EATERY. Thursday 8 Oct 6.30-8.30pm. In this beginners workshop on understanding soil we introduce some basic soil science and recommendations for growing healthy crops. The seminar is run by Andy Barratt who is an experienced local organic small farmer. Sign up by emailing shop@tastenature.co.nz with “Soil Seminar” as the […]

New Products

  • Be Nourished

    New in store: we have three varieties of Be Nourished sauerkraut. Prepared in small batches using organic ingredients and a potent probiotic culture starter to ensure a consistent delivery of goodness. Varieties in store… Wild Out West (390 g) Ruby Perfection (390 g) Kimchi (390 g).  

  • Bon Tampons

    We are pleased to have Bon Organic Tampons available instore. These quality-made tampons are imported from a certified organic factory in the EU. Light – Regular – Super. 100% Organic Cotton. Environmentally Friendly. NO Chemicals or Pesticides.  

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday 9am-6pm

Saturday 9am-4pm

Sunday 10am-3pm

Phone: 03 474 0219  

Email: shop@tastenature.co.nz

Located at 131 High Street, Dunedin



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Seaweed tasting with Louise Fawcett from Pacific Harvest in the shop - next Wednesday 14th October from 10am to 2pm. Information and recipes available - come along and find out more about these fascinating and nutritious sea vegetables. ... See MoreSee Less

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Gorgeous selection of salads in our cabinet today. Perfect for this warm spring weather we are having! Or to enjoy alongside today's special of rice fritters with camenbert cheese and balsamic roasted cherry tomatoes. Yum! ... See MoreSee Less

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