THE stores

Born in Byron Bay in 2002

Grocery, Dumpling House and Takeaway, Tea House
and Gift Stores:

Red Ginger grew out of a love of Asian food and culture
into rich Asian emporiums of delights for all your senses.
Featuring a full-range of Asian groceries for the home cook. 
Yum Cha dumplings — steamed and ready to eat in the store/takeaway or buy them frozen for you to steam at home.
We also have the finest teas from China, Japan, Taiwan, India and Australia. accompanied by beautiful teapots and tea sets, plus decorative homewares and furniture.

Plenty of fun stuff for kids too!


Located in Jonson St, Byron Bay  
directly opposite the Palace Cinemas.

Phone: 02 6680 9779


Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9.30am - 5.30pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm


Located just off the main street on Station street
on the verandah behind OUR CORNER STORE.

Phone: 02 6687 2808


Opening Hours:    
Monday - Friday 9am - 5 pm
Saturday/Sunday 9am - 4pm

Discover Red Ginger


Introducing the united nations of Red Ginger

Leslie Ford  owner, co-founder, manager. After a career in theatre arts and voice teaching Leslie found herself in Byron Bay asking, “What can we do that Byron needs?” With the right ingredients and an alchemy of talent and passion an idea transformed into a business and magic happened! Born in New Zealand she is still here heading the team 15 years later.

Hadassa Fielder  originally from Israel, joined Red Ginger when we opened the Bangalow store in 2009. She manages Bangalow like it was her own and is a much loved member of the Bangalow community welcoming everyone with enthusiasm and love and running the store with great efficiency and order.

Megumi Saito  from Nagoya, Japan worked for us about 7 years ago and has returned to the Byron Bay area with her Australian husband and beautiful baby daughter, Tima. She rejoined the team in December 2013 and is much loved for her good-nature, hard work ethic and teamwork. She works in both the Byron and Bangalow stores and is getting to do more surfing now that Tima is getting older.

Ayumi Kimura Paterson Ayumi joined us in 2015 and has fitted right into the magnificent Red Ginger team. She has 2 children and loves to dance. She teaches dance to children in her spare time.

Vanessa Weekes has been our book keeper since 2009 and keeps us tidy and up to date in that department. She brings genuine warmth and friendship to her work and is a very supportive team member.

Marie Kingsley — Marie has been with Red Ginger for over 9 years enthusiastically greeting and serving customers in the Byron Bay store. She brings her Swiss French love of order and cleanliness to keep us all clean and tidy and her love of fun and sense of humour keep us laughing. She also owns and runs the FESTIVAL YUM CHA stall selling dumplings at Splendour in the Grass, Falls, Blues and the Byron Bay Writers festivals.



Satomi Hook —  Originally from Osaka, Japan, where all the best Japanese comedians come from, keeps us laughing with her humour and charms us with her strength and wisdom. She has been with Red Ginger 8 years and works in both the Byron and Bangalow stores.

Michiko Ono Couglan — Joined us in 2014 and quickly became a much loved, strong reliable member of the team, easily fitting in with us all. She works in both the Byron and Bangalow stores and loves to surf on her days off.

Sarah Walker  Joined Red Ginger early in 2014 but has been a Red Ginger customer for many years. She lives in Byron with her 2 daughters and brings a warmth and effervescent personality to the store. 

Cathy Campbell  Joined us at the beginning of 2014 and brings a gentle warmth and creativity to the team. She has her own graphic design business. She has become responsible for all Red Ginger graphic design as well as Facebook and Instagram.

Dee Grant Joined us in 2017 but has been around helping Marie with the Yum Cha at festivals for quite a few years. She is a well known face around Byron from her time at Bay Seafood and Thursday mornings selling tomatoes at the Farmers' Market.

Glenn Morgan — Our very good friend who helps this community of women with stuff that boys can do and fix with a generosity that knows no bounds.  Thanks Glenn for all the years of friendship and help!

The After School Team - Lily, Tori, Sophie and Mia come and help us clean up at the end of the day and help in the Bangalow shop at the weekends.