Co-Lab Pantry: Melbourne's next-day gourmet grocery delivery

Updated: Mar 5

Delicious wonderbao baos from Melbourne
Wonderbao baos. Source:

You know when you get cravings for a Goz City cheese and spinach gozleme, a Wonderbao BBQ Pork Bao or a sweet treat like Piccolina's salted caramel popcorn? But then you realise it's 9pm and they're closed, or they're too far away, or WORSE - you're in stage 4 lockdown?

Well the clever cookies at Co-Lab Pantry have created the perfect solution to satisfy your unprecedented yearnings, and more importantly help hundreds of businesses around Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Co-Lab is an online pantry selling gourmet food products from the best restaurants, bars, local makers and producers the wonderful state of Victoria has to offer. And I know I'm biased (Melburnian, born and bred!) but we have a tonne of good food here! The platform offers specialty produce, ready-to-eat meals, condiments and gifts all delivered the NEXT DAY (if you order by 2pm, that is).

The wide-ranging pantry - stocking iconic Victorian brands like Brunetti's, Four Pillars Gin, ST ALi coffee, Tipico and Yarra Valley Dairy - started out in early 2020 as an emotional project to help local restaurants find a much-needed source of revenue during COVID-19 lockdowns. I mean, Victoria had one of the strictest lockdowns in the Western world...2020 was hard for everyone, but it was especially devastating for the food and hospitality industry.

tipico melbourne's pizzas, peroni beers and red wine
Tipico Melbourne's pizzas - BUONISSIMO! Source:

Co-Lab now has over 150 restaurant partners and new products added daily. And not just food - you'll find cook books, clothing merchandise, tote bags and lots of fancy drops. Hello Rice Paper Scissors Lychee Martini! The site stocks everything you'll ever need to survive lockdown and ensures your own pantry is always well-stocked too.

Check out Co-Lab Pantry here:

Insta: @colab_pantry