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Food is our common ground

The Essential Ingredient Surry Hills carries every-day, hard-to-find and speciality ingredients and kitchenware for home and professional cooks and bakers.

We stock timeless and recent release cookbooks and pretty things for the table. We have all the tools you’ll need for your home bar, knives to suit your skill and budget and plenty of room for inspiration.

We have a cooking school, offer a weekly knife sharpening service and can also hire you specialty cake tins. All our staff know food, are good cooks and can answer your cooking and equipment questions.

If you’re on the hunt for something specific, we encourage you to phone the store ahead of time to check on availability.

We like to keep in touch with our customers, which we do with weekly newsletters that we fill with recipe ideas, news and food stories galore. See what we’re up to: here’s the link to the newsletter sign up. You can also keep an eye on our socials or call the store (02) 9555 8300.