Meet The Perth Indies, Tay Larder

Meet Tyroshan and Ayesha Attidi Panagoda

Opened in May 2021 by husband and wife team, Tyroshan and Ayesha Attidi Panagoda, Tay Larder is Perth’s first dedicated plastic free zero waste refill shop on South Methven Street – a haven for some of our favourite Perth Indies! 

Having struggled to shop plastic-free, the pair were puzzled as to why there were no dedicated shops in Perth as they’d seen in other cities. As keen environmentalists, the supermarket system didn't support their shopping wants and so after a lot of hard work and research, they decided to do it themselves.

Tyroshan explains, “We are the only store in Perth that offers a service for customers to come into our store and refill anything they like. You simply bring a container, jar or a bottle and pay for the weight of the product.” 

Don’t be deceived by their small shop front - the choice is fantastic with a variety of baking and cooking ingredients, speciality spices and other household products. They also have a wide range of organic fruits and vegetables, fresh organic milk and gift items.

“As we are a small independent business, we love to work with local producers and makers. We believe that the best way to grow is to work with local creators and producers by supporting each other and sharing best practices. This is why most of our products are sourced locally.”

Tyroshan and Ayesha would love you to pay a visit to their wee store to find out more. They guarantee you'll be amazed at what you'll find. 

Quick Fire Questions with Tyroshan and Ayesha.

What is your favorite product to buy in store or online?
Our favouite product in the shop is the hand-painted coconut bowls. These are a waste product in Sri Lanka and we take them polish them and our fantastic artists paint them for us. 100% eco-friendly and sustainable.

What Perth Indies do you like to shop with? 
We love similar indies to ours and also local bars and cafes. Its amazing to see that new wee businesses popping up. Few of our favouite places to eat are little bird cafe, 269 Vegan cafe and also a brand new cafe Manifesto. These guys are absolutly amazing.

What do you get up to in Perth when you are not running the business? 
We love the walks around Perthshire. There are loads of places that we can take a wee stroll. Riverside walk is one of our favourites. 

Who would you invite to dinner, living or dead? 
There are a lot to choose from, but I would go with Michael Jackson

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