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

  • 2016-02-15 11.24.01

    We have a new team in the kitchen producing some wonderful fare and preserves with the bountiful seasonal produce we have in store at the moment. Kitchen menu 9-2pm Monday to Fridays and self-serve beverages and cakes during shop hours.

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    An opportunity to visit Taste Nature Gardens and Habitate Heritage Fruits Nursery in Waitati. 1-4pm Sunday 13th March. Come along and see this beautiful, diverse permaculture garden and nursery in person. Tour at 1.30pm and pot luck finger food shared picnic. Hope to see you there.

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.

  • 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 […]

  • Bennetto drinking chocolate

    A favorite with our staff – made with Peruvian chocolate and crafted in Christchurch New Zealand. Just blend with steaming milk – froth and serve HOT or cool for iced chocolate milk for these very warm days. Original or Orange, Cardomom & Chilli. Fair trade certified, gluten – free and vegan.

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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