These are some of our favourite products made by some seriously skilled local producers…
Darks Coffee Roasters was established out of a simple desire for a better coffee. Darks provide specialty coffee, that is carefully hand roasted in small batches to highlight the unique qualities and attributes of the beans. They offer a range of blends suitable for every different brewing method there is. From rich and full bodied blends for espresso machines, to micro lot single origin coffee – Darks have something for every type of coffee connoisseur.
Visit the Essential Ingredient Newcastle today to try their whole and ground beans for yourself!
Set right in the middle of the Hunter Valley’s fabulous Pokolbin vineyard district, Binnorie Dairy produces a range of cheeses with distinctive characters unavailable outside the region.
The Essential Ingredient Newcastle proudly carries Binnorie Dairy’s chevre log, labna and marinated fetta in our delicatessen.
Little Hill Farm is located in the foothills of the Watagan Mountains in the Hunter Valley. This beautiful farm is owned and run by Simon Carroll and Kelly Eaton. Together, Simon and Kelly work hard to ensure their chooks are raised in a clean, healthy, stress-free environment. These free ranged chickens and pasture raised eggs are used by some of best restaurants throughout the Hunter Valley (like Restaurant Muse no less). Little Hill Farm were also state award winners in the Delicious Produce Awards, from 2017 – 2019. Visit our store in the Junction Fair and support the ‘Little Hill Farm’ guys today.
Pepe Saya cultured butter is handmade, and full of probiotics beneficial for your gut health. Cultured butter not only tastes better, but it’s better for you, and unlike supermarket butter, spreads much easier straight from the fridge.
Pepe Saya cultured butter, ghee, mascarpone and crème fraîche are available for your enjoyment, from the Essential Ingredient Newcastle.
Hungerford Meat Co. takes butchery to the next level. This Hunter Valley-based specialty butchery and smokehouse is owned and managed by former chef, Michael Robinson. When you step into their store in Branxton, you will be greeted with quality, fresh cuts of meat, as well as an array of charcuterie items and smoked meats.
The produce from Hungerford Meat Co. is second to none in the Hunter Valley, and we feel incredibly privileged to be able to supply their products to the inner-Newcastle community.
Gareth Williams and his pastries have a special place in our hearts here at the Essential Ingredient Newcastle. Gareth is the brains behind local baking sensation that is Covered in Crumbs. Based in Islington, Covered in Crumbs make a range of sweet and savoury baked goods. From cakes to quiches, friands to sourdough; Gareth produces restaurant quality, gourmet items that are also utterly beautiful to behold! Visit the Essential Ingredient Newcastle and take a look at the range of goodies on offer or why not purchase one of our delicious toasted sandwiches for lunch; Gareth makes fresh toasted Turkish roles for the Essential Ingredient on a weekly basis.
Tar10 produce a range of gluten and preservative free condiments including jams, marmalades, oils, vinegars, sauces, chutneys, relishes, pickles, dressings, aioli, mayonnaise, caramelised onion and capsicum.
Tar10 also produce a delicious range of sweet treats like sticky fig sauce and Dulche de Leche Caramel. Their Brandy Toffee Sauce is a particularly excellent addition to any festive feast.
If you are looking for more information on the Newcastle Greens political party, then you have come to the wrong place… but dare we say you will not be disappointed. Newcastle Greens are ‘small growers‘ with ‘big dreams‘. Owned and operated by Elle Brown, Newcastle Greens are award-winning growers of micro-greens, baby leaf, heirloom vegetables and edible flowers. If you are looking for inspiration on how to take your next celebration cake, cheese tower or grazing board to the next level, Newcastle Greens delicate edible flowers are guaranteed to take your creation to the next level. Available in a range of colours and varieties from our in-store delicatessen today.
Herbie’s Spices is famous throughout Australia for quality herbs and spices. Run by Ian Hemphill, Herbies has more than 350 different spice blends, herbs, dried berries and powders. These spice blends and mixes contain no fillers, MSG, starches, free-flow agents or additives of any kind. Visit the Essential Ingredient Newcastle and browse through our Herbies spice collection that includes 130 of their most popular spice blends and kits.
Can’t find a Herbies Spice mix on our shelves? Let us order it in for you!
Serious Deliria Cold Brew Coffee is an alternative and delicious way to experience coffee. Cold brew coffee (also known as cold press) is brewed differently to your average ‘cup of joe‘. The beans are immersed in cold water for 12-20 hours, depending on the roast and origin. The slow process and low temperatures draw out the true essence of the coffee – resulting in a smooth, rich, highly-caffeinated, less acidic concentrate. Use it to make traditional iced coffees, smoothies, cocktails, ice blocks, thick shakes, affogatos, as flavouring in your baked goods, and much more. Grab your 500ml bottles and 2L ‘bag in a box‘ Serious Deleria cold brew coffee from our fridge section.
Start your experience with cooking native ingredients, with Oz Tukka. Oz Tukka make a range of award-winning products including native bush spices, oils, dukkah, as well as spice blends and muffin mixes. From lemon myrtle to mountain pepper, bush tomato to wattle seeds; we have a range of Oz Tukka’s native produce on our shelves.
Rosie’s boutique, award-winning condiments are free of preservatives, colourings, are gluten free and made locally in Warren, NSW.
Our shelves are stocked with Rosie’s beautiful Honey Mustard Dressing; perfect on salads, or used as a glaze for chicken or pork.