Standard Opening hours:
Monday-Wednesday & Friday: 9am – 5:30pm
Thursday: 9am – 7pm
Saturday: 9am – 3pm
Closed Public Holidays
The Essential Ingredient Albury: the home of all things food since 2004.
The doors first opened to The Essential Ingredient Albury in 2004 and since then the store has become known for its wide range of commercial quality cookware, quality local and international foods and culinary books. The enthusiasm of food lovers, both home cooks and professional chefs alike, has helped to shape the store into what it has become today: an inspiring place for people who love to cook.
We stock some of the best known and most respected brands from Australia and around the world, building long lasting relationships with suppliers of the best quality products and sourcing the most exciting emerging products. Our customers can be sure we are recommending the things we use and love in our own homes.
In addition to quality food, commercial grade cookware and culinary books, The Essential Ingredient Albury is now supplying some of the region’s best restaurants with quality food, cookware, tableware and glassware.
With an abundance of fantastic local produce in the area, The Essential Ingredient Albury is dedicated to sourcing quality local producers. We proudly offer:
Blessed Bean Coffee Beans, Wagga Wagga NSW (Silver Medal Winner at the Australian Coffee Roaster’s Awards)
Walkabout Apiaries Honey, Millawa VIC
Cheznut Sweetened Chestnut Puree and Flour and Vacuum Packed Chestnuts, Eurobin VIC
McGrath’s Fine Foods Dressings, Albury NSW
Maison Renoux Apple Cider Vinegar, as featured in The Age, Stanley VIC
Miss Naked Foods Muesli, Wodonga VIC
TKEL Custom Butcher’s Blocks/ Kitchen Island Benches, Tallandoon VIC
Wollundry Grove Manzanillo Olives and Olive Oils, Wagga Wagga NSW
Knife sharpening: Drop your knives off to be professionally sharpened. This takes place every 6 weeks. Please contact the store for the next date.
Brad and Erin Hatfield – Owners Since 2013
Erin’s favourite food: TEI Verjuice and TEI Truffle Oil.
Brad’s favourite food: Piquillo Peppers and I Due Pastori Orecchiette.
Erin’s favourite book: Everyday, Karen Martini
Brad’s favourite book: Recipes for a Good Time, Elvis Abrahanowicz & Ben Milgate
Erin’s favourite cookware: The KitchenAid mixer
Brad’s favourite cookware: Enamel Paella pans and De Buyer Carbon Steel Pan.