Isolation indulgence: Enjoy the flavours of Nelson Tasman from home

Isolation indulgence: Enjoy the flavours of Nelson Tasman from home

Posted on Friday 3 April 2020

The Nelson Tasman community is home to many talented artisans, creating diverse and delicious offerings to tantalise your taste buds. When combined, our rolling hills, picturesque plains, fertile soils and consistently sunny climate are the perfect ingredients for crafting delicious artisan products.

Whilst our markets and hospitality businesses are closed in the wake of the Level 4 restrictions, that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the flavours of Nelson Tasman from the comfort of your own home. Whether it’s a glass of local tipple or some yummy sweet treats, you can still show support to our region’s artisans during the lockdown.

When it comes to writing a shopping list with a local theme – we’ve made it easy for you. Keep scrolling to find a summary of the local businesses working hard to produce everything you need for some isolation indulgence.

Where to buy:

  • Many of these businesses have their own online stores and are offering special discounts or free delivery for direct purchases
  • Fresh Choice stores are known to stock a large selection of locally made products and offer a great delivery service
  • Raeward Fresh, Connings, The Veggie Guy, Benge & Co, Countdown, New World and Pak N Save are other great options, with many offering deliveries
  • Other smaller local stores such as Prego, CJ’s Asian Food Market, Beetroot Motueka and more continue to operate either physically or with home-delivery options only.


Proper Crisps
Satisfy your cravings with Proper Crisps 100% natural potato chips. Their white corn and cheez-a-peno tortilla chips are the perfect ingredients for an isolation fiesta. Bulk online orders also available.

Penati Crackers
Up your self-isolation platter game with these honestly delicious, all-natural crackers. Bulk online orders also available.

Zesti Snacks Range
Biscotti, fruit bars, sunflower snacks and cookies - tasty, wholesome and oh-so-good. Online orders also available - free delivery for orders over $35.

Hogarth Chocolate
High quality chocolates made with real, natural ingredients and a healthy dose of passion. The perfect substitute for an easter egg. Online orders also available - free shipping nationwide on orders over $30. 

Little Beauties
The flavours of Nelson Tasman shine through in this delicious range of dried fruit treats. Online orders also available. Lockdown Easter special: Purchase 5 and only pay for 4.

Try these totally cool freezer-fillers - the perfect go-to snack for the kids on hot afternoons. Online orders also available.

If you need some snacks for the pantry look no further than Eat Right Foods with a range of cookies, crackers, cakes and snack packs. 

Nutty d'Lites
A selection of cashews, almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts and peanuts lovingly coated in a gratifyingly crunchy caramel and roasted over an open flame. Online orders also available with free delivery over $30.

It’s a new apple season and the best, crispiest, freshest apples in the world are grown right here in Nelson Tasman. Support local growers by picking up local apples next time you are at your supermarket, dairy or fresh produce market. Eve, Ambrosia, Smitten, Rose or Royal Gala – love ‘em all!


A delicious range of handcrafted ice-blocks made from real fruit and simple ingredients, with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. Online orders also available, with free delivery in Nelson Tasman.

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Photo: Hogarth Chocolate

Dairy & Dairy Alternatives

Oaklands Milk vending machines
Oaklands Milk comes from locally from A2 tested cows, which may improve digestibility, especially for those who struggle with dairy intolerance. During COVID-19 Level 4 Oaklands Milk vending machines are open at River Kitchen and Saxton Field for those living locally.

Aunt Jeans Dairy
Aunt Jean's whole milk straight from A2-tested, happy cows at Raine Farms in Nelson.

Appleby Farms
From cow to cone, the whole process of making Appleby Farms icecream is a labour of local love. Stock the freezer with this delicious A2 premium dessert.

Viavio Cheese
A combination of the very best natural New Zealand ingredients and traditional Italian know-how results in delicious Italian style cheese and yogurt. Online orders also available with free delivery.

Thorvald Sheep Cheese
From sheep milk yogurt to a range of award-winning sheep milk cheeses, Thorvald has everything you need for an isolation platter.

Dr Feelgood Frozen Pops
Frozen treats with no weird stuff… An amazing array of flavours to choose from – Jellytop Chocolate and Raspberry, Jellytop Passionfruit and White Chocolate, Banoffee Banana Caramel and Cream, Chocoholic Cacao and Cream, Cosmic Cola last but not least Pink Lemonade. 

Appleby Farms Icecream taken by Oliver Weber credit


Breakfasts & Spreads

Yum Granola
A YUM-my breakfast all made by hand with a whole lotta love to start your morning. Online orders also available. Even better, for every 1kg of YUM you purchase from their online shop until 1st June 2020, they will donate a 400g bag of YUM to local and national food banks to help families who are struggling.

Pic's Peanut Butter
Start your morning the right way with a jar of peanut butter goodness. Maker's of Nelson Tasman's favourite peanut butter - a true crowd favourite. Online orders also available.

Nelson Honey
From Manuka to Honeydew and direct from our own backyard, spread some of the worlds best honey on your toast. Online orders also available. 

Mountain Valley Honey
The team at Mountain Valley Honey harvest, extract, pack and distribute their glorious honey products for spread-lovers the world over to enjoy. Online orders also available.

Biohoney offers a premium range of pure New Zealand honey, carefully selected for its unique properties and purity. Online orders also available with free delivery.

Master Beekeeper
A delicious honey that comes to you raw from the hive, preserving the distinctive floral sources around each apiary. 

Moutere Fruits
Delicious real fruit jams, sauces, marmalades and conserves are crafted on-site at our very own local strawberry farm. 

Don Rodrigos
Our favourite selection of breads, pastries and hot cross buns are never really far away.

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Photo: Pic's Peanut Butter

Pantry Staples

Neudorf Olives
Award-winning blends of Single Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil - the perfect companion for a platter of their Egyptian Dukkah and Don Rodrigos bread. Online orders also available.

Absolute Wilderness
Breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert - a selection of these tasty freeze-dried meals is all you need to stock your cupboards for isolation. Online orders also available.

Goulters Vinegar
Keep your health in check and boost your immune system with Goulters Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. Online orders also available.

Tasman Bay Herbs
The best fresh culinary herbs on the market are made right here in Nelson Tasman, and they're just what you need to add some extra flavour to your meals.

D'Hondt & Sons
If you're into fermented superfoods, try these natural antioxidant and pro-biotic products with dense nutritious organically produced ingredients.

Neudorf Black
A range of highly nutritious Black Garlic products. Plus, they are all locally produced, diabetic, vegan and keto friendly - does it get much better than that? Online orders available.

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Photo: Neudorf Olives

Meat, Fish & Eggs

A delicious selection of ham and streaky bacon for lunches and Sunday morning breakfasts.

Quail Valley
Free range eggs farmed here in the beautiful Quail Valley, Wakefield.

Sungold Organic
Certified organic free range eggs that have been farmed here in Quail Valley, Wakefield.

The Smokehouse
The taste of the ocean in every form - pates, fish, pies and chowder.

New Zealand King Salmon
The Regal and Southern Ocean brands showcase premium kaimoana from the pristine waters of Marlborough Sounds. You can even get Omega-plus pet food so your furry friends can enjoy it too!

Frozen fish, tinned tuna and ready-to-eat meals. Whether you're a fan of hoki, tuna, salmon, mussels or even orange roughy, Sealord has you covered.

The Sausage Press Deli Co
Preservative free, filler free cured and smoked meats and salmon. Online orders via Facebook available.

The Mad Butcher
Get all your meat and BBQ needs delivered to your door when you order online.

Guytons Fisheries
Get fresh fish and seafood delivered to your door when you order online.

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Photo: Awaroa Lodge

Non-alcoholic Beverages

Chia Sisters
Sip on New Zealand's most nutritious, healthy and sustainable juices - Awaka and Chia, made in a solar-powered factory right here in Nelson Tasman. Online orders also available.

Pete's Natural
Fill your fridge with a delicious range of non-alcoholic and entirely natural craft drinks. Online orders also available with free shipping when you use the code LOCKDOWN. Pete's have also converted some of their production to hand sanitisers, so keep an eye out for those too!

Kombucha Bros
Grab some kombucha brewed and hand blended right here in Nelson,  using only the finest in local ingredients and flavours. Online orders are also available.

Sprig and Fern
Sweet and spicy ginger beers are exactly the kind of cold brew you need during lockdown. Online orders are also available. Free delivery for orders over $80.

Nelson's best kept secret is this delicious range of non-alcoholic beverages produced by Kiwi Kai - unique ingredients with a unique taste. Online orders available.

Heke Homemade Herbals
These award-winning local favourites comprise of over 60 blends of organic, loose-leaf Tea and Herbal Tea at affordable prices in compostable/recyclable packaging. Online orders available.

Your Coffee Fix

Celsius Coffee
Organic, Fairtrade and a Living Wage Employer! Celsius Coffee ticks all the boxes, even those for tea lovers – there’s something special for everyone who loves a good cuppa.

Sublime are 100% committed to ethical coffee relationships – if it’s good for you, us and the grower – they’re onboard! Online orders also available, with free delivery.

Pomeroys are back in business for online orders of Coffee and Tea. Yes, that’s right, they’ve been around since 1989 and continue to look after their customers to this day, even during lockdown.

Wine, Beer and Cider

A premium wine region, Nelson Tasman produces exceptional wines across a range of varieties from our two unique and diverse sub-regions of the Plains and the Hills:

Get hoppy in the craft brewing capital of New Zealand with this epic selection of craft beers:

Referred to by National Geographic as 'heaven for cider seekers', here is the perfect place to enjoy a fruity bevvy in the sun:

Moutere Artisans 3 credit Chocolate Dog Photography

Photo: Chocolate Dog Photography