Cuba Fruit Mart, Wellington

Posted on March 02, 2014 by Jo Freeman

Brother & sister team Sanjay & Joshna Dayal are carrying on a family tradition, supplying the best quality fruit and vegetables to loyal customers and restaurants, including Logan Brown, from their Cuba St store. Their grandfather, Dayal Makan, started out selling produce in Cuba St in the early 1960s but soon passed on the mantal to his three sons Wally, Magan, and Lucky Dayal. Customers used to queue at 6am for the shop to open in hope of getting the pick of the fruit and vege.  In the late 80's the brothers decided to diversify and started supplying wholesale produce to restaurants and other businesses.  However, Sanjay and Joshna still love the retail side of the business in colourful Cuba St and consider many of their long term customers good friends.   

Although the Dayals do not grow their own fruit and vegetables, they know their stuff and source only the best quality fruit and vegetables from the wholesale markets each day. Sanjay visits the markets at 6am six days a week and the product he sources for Urban Harvest to supply its customers is top notch and is New Zealand grown (unless otherwise stated). Although Cuba Fruit sources the produce, Urban Harvest sets the retail prices for this produce and does its best to ensure these prices are competitive. If there are particular fruit or vegetables you'd like to see online, do let us know as Sanjay may well be able to source it.

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