(03) 9534 6588

270-272 Carlisle St, Balaclava VIC 3183, Australia

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Supercharge your SPRING


The Little Hen Difference

Flocking Good Value

We understand that buying organic can sometimes be expensive, but we also understand how important it is not to put poisonous chemicals in our bodies. That’s why we’ve revised our club membership to help save you money and live your best life. 
Join OUR FLOCK, to get a 5% discount on every purchase.
It’s free to join, there are no minimum purchases and the only exclusions are products already on promotion.

Hen we will give you $5 store credit. 



Goodness for All

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is

what are you doing for others?”

We ask ourselves this question regularly at the Little Hen because we’re genuinely passionate about helping our community as much as we can. At present we support Save the Children and Edgars Mission charities as well as contributing to local schools and community groups. We are always looking to do more, and we have some exciting initiatives in the pipeline around waste management and reduced plastic consumption. We look forward to sharing our goodness with you.

All of the Goodness

At the Little Hen we pride ourselves on stocking an extensive range of quality, conscious groceries. From organic fresh produce, pantry staples, tasty snacks and household supplies to vegan and gluten free alternatives and beyond -we have thousands of products in store. Our buyers search Australia (and then the rest of the globe) to find you the freshest, highest quality and most cutting edge products. If by chance we don’t stock what you’re looking for, just mention it to one of our lil hens and we’ll do our best to find it for you.

Vegetable Basket

About Us

The Little Hen has been proudly run and owned by Chris and Katie Gaunt, mother and son team, who have been in the health food industry for a combined 50 years! Most Balaclava customers know the Gaunt family from the days when they owned the Carlisle Health Foods. Chris and Katie successfully ran Carlisle Health Foods for many years before joining The Aunt Maggie’s Group, opening 4 other stores across Melbourne. 
In July 2015, Aunt Maggie’s Balaclava was rebranded to ‘The Little Hen’, as Chris felt that he wanted to bring his store back to the local community, to be in touch with his customers on a more personal basis. 
The Little Hen have a dedicated team of staff, who love what they do and are dedicated to providing the best service possible to our customers.

Come in and say Hi to The Little Hen family!

Produce Market

Opening Hours

Come and visit our Coop

Mon: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Tue: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Wed: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Thu: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Sat: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Sun: 9:00am - 6:00pm



270-272 Carlisle St, Balaclava VIC 3183, Australia

(03) 9534 6588