Oh Rosebery, you get all the nice things. Not only do you have Messina HQ, a Black Star Pastry outlet, Archie Rose Distillery, Three Blue Ducks' new café and Da Mario's top tier wood-fired pizzas all in the same block, but now you've gone and added an urban marketplace to the mix.
Think Sydney’s answer to Queen Victoria Markets and you'll get an idea of where they're headed with Saporioum. It's a warehouse turned marketplace where you can combine your weekly grocery shop with cooking classes and leave with a delectable dessert in hand.
Saporium – a hybrid word derived from Sapor, meaning flavour, and Emporium, meaning trading place or market – is designed as a hub for all things food and drink. It’s intended to be a place where producers, shoppers and food-lovers can come together to celebrate everything we love about produce in Australia.
You'll find it, like everything else cool in Rosebery, in the Cannery, and right now it's currently home to eight purveyors, with another six joining by the end of the year.
The current store holders include the Eastern suburb's organic grocery store Wholefoods House, Grain Organic Bakery, Zeus Street Greek supplying Hellenic food, a sweet wonderland called the Choc Pot, and 5th Earl, which is an eatery that offers a fusion of Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and Australian cuisine.
If you have a love for creating food as well as eating it, you'll be pleased to know the Vive Cooking School is located at the heart of Saporium. Here you’ll be able learn how to make the perfect soufflé, become skilled in the art of sushi making or discover the techniques of butchering and knife sharpening.
With a focus on healthy produce and innovative food ideas, Saporium wants to bring the old fashioned market system back into Inner Sydney, and they're on the hunt for new providores. New additions include family-owned and run artisan butcher, Kingsmore Meats; Welcome Dose Speciality Coffee Roasters; and Red Spoon Co.
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