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If you love to cook and are passionate about your kitchen, The Essential Ingredient is your store.

We have searched every corner of the world, including throughout Australia, to find the highest quality ingredients, cookware and culinary books.

Our stores have everything you need for your cooking endeavours and our foodie team is always on hand to answer your questions.

The Essential Ingredient ‘core range’ is our collection of the finest foods, most reliable quality cookware and kitchen equipment, and our beautiful range of tableware.

This range is available in our stores and through our online store, which is now delivering throughout Australia.

No matter where in Australia you live- Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Tasmania or anywhere else- you have access to this peerless range of specialised products.

If you’re fortunate enough to live near one of our stores, you’ll find the same core range as well as a variety of additional products, many of them sourced locally.

The Essential Ingredient is also a great place to find the perfect gift. Visit one of our stores for a gift voucher, or buy one to an Online Store Gift Voucher.

For a truly personal present, you can even create your own custom hamper.

Our in-store selection includes:

Quality Foods Cookware Culinary Books

We travel the globe looking for the best of everything, creating an extensive offering of quality food products and ingredients.

Whether it’s vanilla beans, saffron oil or the most delicate of capers, you will encounter the rare, the foreign and the extraordinary.

Our food range includes:

A chef is only as good as their tools, which is why we are host to the most extensive range of quality cookware and exclusive items from across the world.

Browse our online store, wander the shelves of one of our stores at your own pace and ask our knowledgeable staff to help you select the perfect utensil with which to improve your culinary performance.

Our cookware range includes:

Australia is renowned for its diverse palate. Our long tradition of appreciating culinary diversity is often reflected in the sheer number and scope of culinary books published.

The Essential Ingredient sources and often launches the newest releases of Australian and international culinary books. Come and browse for your next source of inspiration.

In-store only. Culinary books are currently not available in our online store.

Our book range includes:

  • Specialty chefs and industry leaders
  • Cookbooks filled with general and themed Recipes
  • Wine & drinks guides
  • Dessert-specific books
  • Books on International and regional foods
  • General food writing
Quality Foods

 

We travel the globe looking for the best of everything, from single source ingredients through to the most exotic food ideas, creating an extensive offering of quality ingredients. Whether it’s vanilla beans, saffron oil or the most delicate of capers, you will encounter the rare, the foreign and the extraordinary all under one roof.

Our food range includes:

Cookware

A chef is only as good as their tools and you can rest assured that we know our tools. The Essential Ingredient stores are host to the most extensive range of quality cookware and exclusive items from across the world. Wander the shelves at your own pace or ask our knowledgeable staff to help you select the perfect utensil with which to improve your culinary performance.

Our cookware range includes:

  • Knives
  • Copperware
  • Terracotta
  • Utensils
  • Glassware
  • Tableware
  • Special Appliances – Mixers, coffee equipment, toasters, ice cream machines
  • Catering Equipment
  • Stove top and Bakeware
  • Cutlery
  • Aprons and uniforms
  • Cake and Pastry equipment
  • Barware

Culinary Books

Australia is renowned for its diverse palate. Our long tradition of appreciating culinary diversity is often reflected in the sheer number and scope of culinary books published. The Essential Ingredient sources and often launches the newest releases of Australian and international culinary books. Come and browse for your next source of inspiration.

Our book range includes:

  • Specialty Chefs and Industry Leaders
  • General and Themed Recipes
  • Wine & Drinks Guides
  • Desserts
  • International and regional foods
  • General Food Writing
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