Welcome to Rishon Foods

Rishon is the Hebrew word for "First". At Rishon Foods we take pride in being first for quality, variety, service and price.

Rishon Foods was founded as a family business in 1971 with the aim of providing Melbourne's Jewish community with the widest possible range of kosher food products to meet their needs. Nearly forty years later, it is still family owned and run. The current owners, Yirmi and Esther, took over in 1995 and have built Rishon into the largest exclusively kosher shop in Australia. Over the past two years, a series of extensive renovations have been undertaken to provide our customers with a more enjoyable shopping experience.

At Rishon Foods we take pride in being first for quality, variety, service and price

The combined knowledge and experience of Yirmi, who as an ordained Rabbi has a good understanding of the kosher requirements, and Esther, who as an experienced businesswoman and mother knows well the needs of our customers, work to the advantage of our customers in that we are better able to provide what they are looking for. Our team of dedicated staff including Aiden, Troye, Nina, Mae and Ronna do their best to ensure that our customers are well looked after.

Demand for our products has seen us grow into the field of wholesale supply to caterers, hotels, school canteens and other retailers. More recently, we have begun direct import of kosher foods from suppliers around the world to meet the demands of our customers. We constantly search throughout the world for new and better kosher products. If you are looking for a product that we do not have, feel free to come in and ask about it. We will happily try to find it for you!