Renowned Australian chefs Maggie Beer, Pete Evans, Matt Moran and George Calombaris are among the many who have discovered Kangaroo Island’s excellent produce. The Island’s bounty is prized for its purity and provenance – as unique as the people who grow it, farm it and harvest it.
For three generations on Kangaroo Island, we have tapped into these delights and want to share our journey and produce with you and all lovers of fine foods.
On Kangaroo Island, sourcing the local specialities can be difficult and time-consuming. Many roads are unpaved and key coastal destinations can be a two-hour drive from town centres. Even restaurants and casual eateries can be scarce and subject to seasonal closures.
Tips about finding Kangaroo Island produce
- TIP 1. Locals refer to Kangaroo Island as KI
- TIP 2. Check how far your accommodation is from the nearest supermarkets in Kingscote and Penneshaw. If you are in the middle or western end of the island, the tiny rural town of Parndana has two small shops that stock basic items and has a hotel and liquor store. You can get petrol but there are limited hours of operation. Try to plan a shopping trip on the way to your accommodation so you don’t have to waste time driving.
- TIP 3. To avoid disappointment and long unnecessary treks, do your research and phone ahead to make reservations for places where you would like to eat, even before you arrive on Kangaroo Island.
- TIP 4. If you have rented self-contained accommodation with a kitchen, make sure you try cooking some of the wonderful local produce yourself. Ask a local! They will point you towards the local produce while you’re shopping.
- TIP 5. Did you know we are one of the few businesses on Kangaroo Island which cooks the local lamb, free-range pork and goose? Sadly, it’s not easy to find local meat in the supermarkets or in the restaurants here on Kangaroo Island because there is no commercial meat processing here. We source the specially farmed meats from Adelaide so that our visitors can enjoy these unique, quality products while visiting Kangaroo Island.