Swan Valley Food Delights

I love visiting the Swan Valley located 20 minutes east of my hometown of Perth (see map below).  It is home to Perth’s wine region.  But also home to wonderful Swan Valley food delights.

In this Article on Swan Valley Food You Will Learn:

Purple grapes on vines in the Swan Valley, Western Australia
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Great Food Places to Visit in the Swan Valley

The Margaret River Chocolate Company

rocky road, chocoalte covered treats at the Swan valley Chocolate factory
Selection of chocolates at the Margaret River Chocolate Company

One of the reasons The Margaret River Chocolate Company is so popular is the free handfuls of chocolate buttons available.  the thing is once you’ve tasted the chocolate you have been tempted (obviously this is their marketing ploy and it works) you then just can’t leave without purchasing from their range of handmade truffles, coated chocolate delights and bars of chocolate.  Or the very least an ice cream whilst you watch the cooks through the glass window making another batch of chocolate goodies.


Oil and preserve foods in Swan Valley
Oils and preserves

This is the third Providore to open in Western Australia after the original was established in 2005 in Margaret River and a 2nd store opened in the Perth CBD.

It is easy to locate at 5123 West Swan Road, right next door to its sister business the Margaret River Chocolate Factory.

I have to say I really love visiting Providore and trying out all their preserves, jam, and oils.  It’s also a great way to get the kids to experiment with unfamiliar flavours.

The House of Honey

Over 10 different honeys to taste
Tasting honey

All things honey is what can be found at The House of Honey.  Taste the different flavoured kinds of honey, try honey moisturisers, watch the bees making honey and eat honey-flavoured cakes.

Apart from all that honey I also like that there are signs up explaining the origins and how honey is farmed.


Mondo Nougat

Honeymaking goes really well in this region and that’s why Mondo Nougat started making their honey and pistachio nut nougats here.  You can even watch the cooks in the factory.

Whistlers Chocolate Company

Boy reaching for chcolate Whistler Swan Valley chocolate factory
Chocolate selection

Whilst Whistlers don’t give away as much free chocolate as the Margaret River Chocolate Company they do provide free tastings of a couple of their chocolate delights and the wonderful artistic creations they make out of chocolate are incredible.

Oggies Ice Cream Cafe

If you haven’t had your fill of ice cream at the two chocolate factories or the honey store, then you’ll get it here at Oggies.  with 60 flavours of the creamiest gelato in Perth, you’ll be sure to find something for your taste buds.

Morish Nuts at Swan Valley

Now it’s time for something a little savoury, though of course if you haven’t had your fill you can get sweet-coated nuts at Moorish Nuts as well.  Moorish specialises in a range of nuts with a range of coats savoury and sweet.  These will be perfect with a drink – so it’s time to head off and find a drink.

The Cheese Barrel

A selection of 3 cheese to taste at the Cheese Barrel in the Swan Valley Western Australia
Cheese tasting plate

But before you do grab some cheese as well – perfect with a glass of wine.

The Cheese Barrel has so many different types of cheeses from all over the globe.

Fresh Fruits

Fresh melons for sale in a Swan Valley fruit growers stall
Melons for sale

One of the things we love to do before heading back home is to buy fresh fruit from the growers.  There are grapes galore, but you’ll also find watermelons and stone fruit.  It’s all seasonal and wonderful to know it’s straight from the tree to the stall.

Top Trip Tips: Visiting the Swan Valley Food Region

Location and Getting to the Swan Valley

The Swan Valley is located approximately 25 minutes east of Perth.  The easiest way to get here is to drive.  If you hire a car don’t forget to hire car seats for the kids.

However, if you don’t have a car you can catch the local Transperth train to Guildford Train Station.  Then take the new Swan Valley Explorer bus tickets are $20 for the day.  There is also an electric bike hire available.  Alternatively, you could book a Swan Valley food tour like some of these through Viator* or GetYourGuide*.

More Information

To learn more about what is available in the Swan Valley and to get maps pop into the Swan Valley Visitors Centre – a 10-minute walk from the Guildford Train Station or two minutes by car.

Or read one of these West Australian travel guides*.

What to Take

It can get warm out in the Swan Valley during summer so pack:

  • Water
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen

You’ll also need in your daypack:

  • Money
  • Camera

If it’s winter don’t forget:

  • A jumper or jacket
  • Umbrella

More Sights

There’s actually lots to see and do in the Swan Valley.  Whilst the variety of food in Swan Valley is fantastic you can also visit:

  • Wineries
  • Breweries
  • Cafes
  • Mini-golf
  • Wildlife encounters
  • Historic attractions
Four foods found in the Swan Valley, honey, chocolate, cheese and oils
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