When it comes to exceptional food and drink, Tasmania stands in a class of its own – and a visit to Launceston is a brilliant opportunity to stock up on some of the island state's finest delicacies.
You'll find that Launceston is packed with independent shops stocking some of Tasmania's most popular food items – whether you are after honey, chocolate or fresh fruit and vegetables, you'll find something for everyone here.
Chocaholics won't want to miss a stop at Cocobean Chocolate on George Street, which is open from 09:00 to 17:00 on Monday to Friday and 09:30 until 14:00 on Saturday.
Gourmet chocolates are made right on the premises of this family-owned business using the finest-quality ingredients, with an emphasis on local and environmentally sustainable ingredients.
During your visit, you might want to sample a delectable Chocolate Taste Plate, complete with mini chocolate cake, chocolate coco pod, chocolate mousse, chocolate ice cream and even a shortbread cookie dipped in dark chocolate.
Honey Tasmania, located in Launceston's Quadrant Mall, is another foodie destination well worth exploring. Owned and managed by Rebecca and Tristan Campbell, Honey Tasmania is a brilliant place to find a selection of natural Tasmanian honey from producers located all over the island.
Whether you're after a sweet snack, the perfect souvenir of your time in Launceston or simply want to learn more about the health benefits of honey, you'll find plenty to enjoy here.
Beyond food items, you'll also find Honey Tasmania is well-stocked with a great range of honey-themed books, gifts and even beauty products.
If you fancy a bit of fresh fruit for an afternoon pick-me-up or simply want to browse some of the city's finest fresh produce, a visit to Chung Gon Greengrocers is not to be missed.
A trip here feels a bit like stepping back in time – this charming fruit and vegetable shop has been in business since the late 19th century and is considered to be something of a local legend. This is also an excellent place to stock up on home-made preserves, which will remind you of your time in Launceston long after your visit.