City Organics

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34 Criterion St, Hobart, Tasmania, 7000

Vegetarian, vegan, and special dietary foods. Stock includes organic food, gluten free food, fresh fruit and vegetable, baby food, pet food, natural cosmetics and beauty products. Has delivery service. Open Mon-Fri 9:00am-6:00pm, Sat 9:00am-5:00pm.

13 Reviews

First Review by vegan_simon

hidden away worth seeking out - Edit

small but lots of hard to find organic special items. booja chocolate for example! though sometimes they will only sell individually and not in the packs?? loads of vegan products that other stores don't carry, i think the owner is vegan and strives for that in the products. lots of beauty products. staff are hit and miss though, sometimes very knowledgeable and helpful but sometimes have no idea. certainly a good variety of imported quality items. and they have a good range of vegan frozen food and steady supply of fresh seasonal produce. open 7 days. i find sunday is best when the owner is on duty and has time to advise

Pros: open 7 days, lots of imported hard to find items in range, sunday

Cons: small, close an hour too early for city workers, a bit chaotic - not a relaxed experience

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Nothing beats City Org! - Edit

The number 1 grocery store for all things vegan in Tasmania! A MASSIVE range of products from all over the world. It legit has everything you need and if on the off chance it doesn't, never fear! The gorgeous owner Jackie will order it for you! No need to shop online from the US. You will always get the best customer service when you visit and you know it's the best cos the store is almost always packed with people shopping! You will not find another store even remotely like this in Tasmania! Staff is always super helpful with all the info you could need/want. All you gotta do is ask and Jackie will sort you out :D So grateful to have this awesome business here in Hobart, otherwise us tassie vegans would sorely miss out. Prices of products are completely reasonable. You would pay a lot more shopping online from mainland or overseas. I prefer to shop local to keep awesome businesses like this here! Thanks City Organics! You'll always have a loyal customer with me :)

Pros: Has pretty much everything you need, They can order products in for you, Reasonable prices

Cons: No cons at all

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City Organics - Edit

Friendly staff who are willing to talk to you. Usually can be give you advice. Sometimes you can be waiting in line for this reason though. But when the service is good its exceptional and when its bad it is dreadful.
If you can not find something they will tell you where it is.
Great range, but they do have a habit of discontinuing items. Items I was thinking of buying or used to buy in the past. This may have to with suppliers, yet it is annoying.
Sometimes you can feel like your being treated like a thief because they come out asking you for what you are buying.
They are more expensive than Eumarrah for certain items for example certain fruit and vegetables. I try to balance it out and buy items from both small businesses, buy what one does not have.
The advice they give whether it is a deliberate lie or not is also annoying sometimes. The cancer rate is at half the population for instance. Half the body is made of bacteria. Whether this misinterpretation or misrepresentation of data or they have read that somewhere else it is annoying. It maybe unintentional but it potentially comes across as dishonesty. You know that they want you to buy something, but it is annoying.
Otherwise it has an interesting array of products. A variety of fruit and vegetables. Family friendly and community orientated business. The business owner and boss is warm.
Like many businesses these days it does not supply all that you want.
I personally buy Green Tea from there for its antioxidants. Sage in a shaker jar, amongst other things. I would have difficulty finding these items if it shut down anywhere else.

Pros: Interesting variety of goods for sale, Some of items are not readily available elsewhere, Friendly, helpful and warm service

Cons: Sometimes slow and rude service, Certain items are more expensive than anywhere els, Discontinued stock items such as socks

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TamsynChittychitty 26 Jul 2017 - I thought I'd better respond to your post to reassure you that what the Happy Cow staff have said with regards to the current cancer rate is correct. It is now officially 1 in 2 people. Scary! As for the comment on bacteria: for every human cell in your body you have 6 bacteria cells!! They are smaller than human cells, but this means that we are more bacteria than human! Again, scary thought!!  


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Great Range & Friendly Staff - Edit

A godsend to vegans/vegetarians in Hobart. A brilliant range of amazing food, treats, teas, natural skincare and health products all in one place.

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Bad quality... - Edit

Sadly I learnt the hard way that you can't trust this place 100%. I have noticed a few of the dates on my products have been changed using pen - simply scribbled over the top of the old date. :( I completely respect that the nature of fruit and veggies means that they go rotten & mouldy quickly but to have found so many disgracefully old items of produce in the fridge and on the shelf is beyond me. They have some lovely products here but to be honest I don't think I'll be returning in fear that I will get sick due to staff changing the dates on old product. Very disappointed as this place really could be incredible and I will miss some of my favourite treats. Can probably purchase cheaper elsewhere though as prices are quite steep.

Pros: Good product range, Friendly staff

Cons: Changed dates, Rotten produce, Expensive

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tiny but convenient - Edit

Convenient for city workers and visitors, but I sometimes wish they had more space. As the staff if you can't find what you're looking for as they do pack quite a range into their shoebox.

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Good range of grocery items - Edit

This place has a great range of products, including grocery lines, treats, cosmetics, household cleaning products etc.

They stock quite a few things that are hard to find elsewhere

Have found they're happy to order things in if something's out of stock.

Have recently expanded their fridge/freezer selection, which is great.

Pros: Great range, Central location

Cons: Difficult to park for a quick stop

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vegan rise - Edit

I only discovered this place recently, but it was a very good find. They have some different types of vegan cheese!! Staff are friendly, and there is so much goodness in that little space, you might not know where to start, but take your time and take it all in. Some items are a little expensive, but most of us living here really can afford it.

Pros: friendly staff, wide range, vegan cheese

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get your groceries here! - Edit

It was fantastic to be able to shop here without worrying about the prospect of something having meat, gelatine, rennet, etc. for an all vego shop it has a good range of products. I noticed there is also a loyalty program for the loyal locals. Plenty I organic, fair trade and cruelty free products here! It also has a nice feel too it, not pretentious in any way. Very friendly staff.

Pros: all vego , friendly, loyalty for locals

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Great Range - Edit

City Organics has a lot packed into a small store. Great range of vegan foods, including groceries, refrigerated items, cosmetics and cleaning products.

Very helpful and friendly staff.

Pros: great range, friendly staff

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Fantastic shop! - Edit

I go in there with a huge shopping trolley because I stock up when in Hobart. They have the best selection! And the staff is friendly and helpful.

They also do shipping online via their website if you do not live near Hobart. This is how I ordered from them during the year we were living in Derby.

Pros: Selection, Staff, Location

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A Good Find - Edit

I was so pleased when I found this shop after moving from Adelaide after months of searching I finally found my favourite tofu brand. The staff even offered if I would like a different variety in the same brand that they would order it in for me. So I as really pleased with the service and have become a member which gets you discounts on different products. They have a really good range of vegan chocolates and the yummiest dark chocolate coated roasted almonds. They also have fair trade products and they sell some cheezly products.

Pros: Friendly Service, Yummy Vegan Treats

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all fresh & all vegetarian - Edit

i love this place! central location, friendly staff, fresh goodies & all vege (plus you can get a discount loyalty card)!

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veganik 22 Feb 2013 - I just noticed today that they're selling some convenience food that has meat in it, so they're not all veg. It could have been fake meat though, I didn't check.  


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