All too many of us get so caught up in the stress of present shopping that we leave all the other stuff to the last minute. And if you’ve ever found yourself scrambling for food, decorations, and various homewares at the last minute, you’ll know very well how that kind of stress can ruin your festive season. This year, let’s put all of that behind us!

You can do all your essential Christmas Day shopping right here in Moonee Ponds. With various local businesses offering top-quality products with a personal approach, you can get all your goods taken care of without travelling far and wide. Below is a comprehensive guide to some of the best spots to shop these holidays, from bakeries to flower shops.

Shopping for All Your Christmas Food Needs

Loved ones, presents, food. When we think about Christmas, those are probably the top three things that pop into our minds. There’s nothing better than gathering with those you love most around a delicious meal that leaves you feeling full until the New Year! But catering for that many people can have you ripping your hair out. Finding somewhere to supply your food is one thing (especially with those Christmas waitlists!). But finding somewhere that’s high-quality, without having to break the bank…

Well, it can be a challenge. But the perfect solution might be closer than you think! Here are some of our top picks for the finest food suppliers in Moonee Ponds, from meat and seafood to cakes and gelati. With any of these stores on your side, your Christmas guests are bound to be amazed by what you’ve supplied.

Rays Top Nuts

Ray’s Top Nuts has become a staple in Moonee Ponds for high-quality food supplies. This is your one-stop shop for countless essentials this festive season, with tasty fresh products at impressively affordable prices. You can buy bulk foods, nuts, legumes, dried fruits, herbs, spices, flours, and more. Their top priority is providing both exceptional quality and service, making your shopping experience as seamless as possible. Visit their Moonee Ponds store today to take a look at their collection.


Ladybird Organics

Looking for top-quality organic produce these holidays? Ladybird Organics is the grocery store to check out. This welcoming and homely environment offers a wide range of products. This includes organic produce, seasonal fruit and vegetables, superfoods, and more. You can purchase all your key Christmas food needs there, such as bread, meat, fish, and frozen goods like ice cream and berries. Not only are these supplies packaged with sustainable and biodegradable packaging, but Ladybird Organics can offer Paleo, vegetarian, gluten-free, and lactose-free food options.

The Seafood Depot

Part of the fun of a Summer Christmas is enjoying fresh seafood over lunch or dinner. If you’re looking for seafood of exceptional quality right here in Moonee Ponds, then The Seafood Depot is the place to go. They offer a wide selection of seafood, including everything from fish fillets to prawns and mussels. Your order can also include salads, chips, and other sides to make your Christmas feasts unforgettable.



Porterhaus Butcher

Porterhaus Butcher is a family business in Moonee Ponds that has been offering a premium range of meat products since 2004. You can purchase a variety of classic cuts as well as small goods, sausages, pantry items, and much more. You can purchase as much meat as you could possibly need for all your Christmas celebrations. The expert in-store team can offer excellent preparation suggestions and produce advice, ensuring you host the perfect feast for your family.

Grandes Deli

Why not choose something a little different this Christmas? Grandes Deli bases their selections based on the flavours of ‘Mare Nostrum’ – Italian and Greek-inspired antipasto, Spanish-style tapas, cheese from Provence, and cured meats from Catalonia and Romagna. With these curated products on the table, your Christmas Day is certainly going to be one to remember! You can purchase a wide range of salads, meats and cheese boards, and much more. This produce is hand-selected to ensure that you receive only the best of the best these holidays.


F.O.Y – Fresh on Young

If you’re shopping for gourmet, high-quality produce, then Fresh on Young is well worth a visit. This Moonee Ponds food hall can offer everything you need for an incredible holiday feast. You can shop from a range of fruit and vegetables, frozen seafood, antipasto selections, continental groceries, fresh beef, lamb, and chicken. Not to mention the curated gourmet food platters! Plus, Fresh on Young is committed to supporting Australian growers and delivering good old-fashioned customer service.

Mio Dolce Pasticceria Gelateria

Mio Dolce is a local, family-owned business producing delicious sweet treats, gelati, pastries, and more. Drawing their inspiration from Greek, Italian, and Middle Eastern cuisine, their selection of seasonal and occasional foods makes for an unforgettable meal. Head on over to their Moonee Ponds store today to check out their selection of biscuits, cakes, pastries, gelati, and traditional cakes. Pretty soon, you’ll have a Christmas dessert selection that will please everyone – and you could even order a custom cake for the celebrations!

Ferguson Plarre

Since 1901, Ferguson Plarre Bakehouse in Moonee Ponds has been serving delicious cakes, savouries, and sweet treats for the local community. As a family-owned and operated business, the Ferguson Plarre team is dedicated to offering exceptional products with wonderful customer service. Their range of celebration cakes will be perfect this Christmas, sure to impress all your guests. Visit the team down in Moonee Ponds to find the perfect dessert option this December.

Shopping for the Home This Christmas

The busyness of this season can be overwhelming. With work and school wrapping up, it feels like the entire household is more chaotic than ever… which isn’t great when the festive season is right around the corner. Decorating the house, getting everything presentable, and organising all the supplies you need to have guests over can all turn into a frantic rush in that last week before Christmas Day.

Don’t put too much on your plate! If you’re looking for some extra furniture pieces, some fresh decor, or all your napkin and bonbon essentials, then we’ve got you covered. All the below stores are right here in Moonee Ponds, ready to sort out all those final details. Soon enough, your house will be looking better than ever – just in time for Santa to visit!

Bed, Bath N Table

As one of Australia’s leading providers of homewares and house decor, Bed Bath ‘n’ Table can provide all the essentials to enhance your home. These products are high-quality, stylish, and extremely functional. Plus, with a wide price range on offer, you’re sure to find something to suit your budget. Check out their Moonee Ponds store for all your table accessories, cushions, towels, decorations, and homeware.



The Flower Merchant

The Flower Merchant team has been creating flowers and bouquets to suit every occasion, from life’s biggest celebration to times of comfort, since 1980. This Christmas is no exception! Browse their gorgeous festive collections, or order a custom arrangement to best suit your Christmas plans. Your festive celebrations could be more stunning than ever with the right flower order. You can shop in-store at Moonee Ponds or place your order online.


D’artagnan Interiors

With an extensive selection of unique homewares and decor on offer, D’artagnan Interiors can help you transform your home. If you’re looking to elevate your home design this festive season, this store may have just what you’re looking for! Shop their collections of furniture, home fragrances, books, and much more. Check out the Moonee Ponds boutique in-store or online.



The Reject Shop

The Reject Shop is one of Australia’s staple brands. If you’re looking for affordability these holidays, we absolutely recommend stopping by The Reject Shop! Not only does this store offer plenty of popular food brands, but also all the homewares, cards, electronics, toys, homewares, and garden supplies you could possibly need. From your Christmas napkins and bonbons to your cards and gift tags, their Moonee Ponds store will be able to offer all the essentials.


Support Local Businesses This Festive Season

It’s the season of giving. As important as it is to get all your shopping down, it’s also important that we think about how we can build up our local community during the holidays. One of the best things you can do is support some of the locally-owned businesses in your area!

Moonee Ponds is home to exceptional services, small stores, and family-owned businesses. Why not take the extra step this year and do all your festive shopping locally? Doing so can help our beautiful community to flourish and thrive as we round out the year. To learn about some of the other businesses in your area, you can take a look at the Moonee Ponds online business directory.