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

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    At TASTE NATURE it is pretty much business as usual over the festive and holiday season. We are CLOSED on statutory days only – Friday 25th, Saturday 26th, Monday 28th December, Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd and Monday 4th January. Our KITCHEN is CLOSED from Friday 25th December to Sunday 17th January – opening again on […]

  • wine promo

    With the end of the year approaching fast and Wibke, a new ‘wine savvy’ addition to our staff, we have had a good look at the range of wines we are currently stocking. We’ve decided to focus on what we do well – keeping it simple, organic, affordable and as local as possible. So you’ll […]

  • Wine Tasting with Aurum Wines

    Lucie Lawrence from Aurum Wines in Cromwell is bringing some of their lovely BioGro certified wines for us to try out this Friday evening 4-6pm in the Taste Nature Eatery. Please join us for tasting and nibbles. Everyone welcome to come along – no prior wine knowledge needed.

  • Pacific Harvest seaweed tastings in store today

    We had a lovely time seaweed tasting with Louise Fawcett from Pacific Harvest in the shop today.  Louise made some refreshing dishes of Karengo Tapenade, Avocado & Citrus Salad with Smoked Kelp and Mung Bean Sprout Detox Salad with Sea Lettuce.  She came armed with lots of useful information about these fascinating and nutritious sea […]

New Products

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    Chantal organic tahini is back in store. Carefully roasted and stone ground by Chantal in their Hawke’s Bay premises. Highly nutritious and delicious spread on toast or a great addition to dips, sauces, dressing and pastes. Great source of calcium.

  • Cherries

    Beautiful cherries just in from Chris Denniston in Central Otago. BioGro certified. $10 kilo!

  • Coconut products

    This new range of organic coconut seasonings has just arrived from Ceres – made from the sap of organic coconut flowers and naturally fermented. Coconut Aminos Seasoning – a natural ‘umami’ flavour; Coconut Balsamic Dressing, aged with tarragon leaves and Coconut Cider Vinegar, naturally aged using the ‘mother’ of the vinegar. All BioGro certified. 250 […]

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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Waitangi weekend hours. We will be open on Saturday 6th Feb 9-4, Sunday 7th Feb 10-3 and CLOSED on Monday 8th Feb.

We will be baking our fresh bread on Tuesday 9th Feb.

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