The Essential Ingredient Canberra

Contact Details

25 Jardine Street

Canberra, ACT 2604

(02) 6295 7148 Get Directions
Opening Hours
Monday Closed
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 11am - 3pm
Closed Public Holidays.
What makes our store so special?

Street parking is available nearby

Canberra's only dedicated cheese room

Gift hampers and gift wrapping

About Our Store

Opened in 2003 and neatly settled in the historic, leafy and renowned foodie precinct of Kingston, The Essential Ingredient Canberra is noted for its international and local cookbooks, high quality cookware and wide range of quality food products.

In 2009, the retail store was expanded and relocated within Kingston to 25 Jardine Street, with the addition of a specialty cheese service. 

The Essential Ingredient Canberra is home to the best stocked cheese room in Canberra.

The Essential Ingredient Canberra caters to the ACT region with experienced and professional staff and a broad range of both Australian and International products.

A full range of speciality cheeses, fresh-roasted coffee and culinary books compliment an excellent cookware range, making The Essential Ingredient Canberra a must-visit for any serious foodie.

The Essential Ingredient also provides a wholesale service to the best restaurants in Canberra as well as some of Canberra’s most prominent institutions, including; The Australian National University, The National Gallery, The National Press Club, Government House and The Prime Ministers Lodge.