South Melbourne, VIC
Standard opening hours:
Tuesday: 10am – 4pm
Wednesday: 9am – 5pm
Thursday: 9am – 5pm
Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 10am – 4pm
Parking: There are several multi-story public car parks in close proximity to the store, with street parking also available.
Cooking School: The Essential Ingredient Cooking School Prahran is only a 15 min. drive from our South Melbourne store. See our upcoming classes here…
The Essential Ingredient, Melbourne’s leading specialty food and cookware store, is thrilled to announce that their second site in South Melbourne – the suburb where the empire began – is open.
In a space that allows us to concentrate on what we do best, The Essential Ingredient at 266 Coventry Street, South Melbourne has been designed by architect Ian Wilson from Wilson ID.
He has created a warm, contemporary space founded on blues and greys, with striking light fittings – dressed with beautiful copper cookware – and the room is finished with textured tiles. There is also a completely refurbished, breathtaking facade.
March 17, 2017
Good food and good cooking are the beginnings of a happy day, the makings of a balanced meal at the end
March 2, 2017
This recipe by Emiko Davies was presented in our first cooking class for 2017 and comes from her latest book, Acquacotta.
Crostata Di Ricotta E Pere Coscia
Ricotta crostata is
February 24, 2017
Written by Syd Weddell, Managing Director of The Essential Ingredient Franchise Group
We have long admired Stephanie Alexander and her work with
February 4, 2017
Plums, peaches, nectarines and apricots piled high; tomatoes, plump and plush, sending their sweet perfume through the market stalls.
It’s late summer and
December 19, 2016
In our second Chat with a Chef, we talk with Casey McDonald, Group Head Chef of Andrew McConnell restaurants which include, Cutler & Co., Marion, Cumulus Inc and