Just over an hourís drive south west of Sydney is the historic and picturesque town of Camden. With its sandstone buildings, charm and natural beauty; one could easily spend an entire day there.
Walking along the main street of Camden there were so many wonderful shops filled with a variety of products. For me there has to be something about the front of a store that attracts me; something that makes me want to go inside. Outside there was a little table set up with a few gift items. Instantly I saw colour and walked over. It was when I got a little closer and could see inside the door to the amazing shelves full of gourmet delights that I knew this was going to be something special.
This was The Epicure Store. It is located in Camden Cottage on John Street, and since its opening in November 2013 it has quickly gained the attention from those in the local area. I have a sneaking suspicion though, that it wonít be too long before word gets around and it gains attention from a larger number of people. Itís a food loverís heaven. (Note to self: donít take the kids next time, it just isnít the same.)
Their high quality products are sourced not only in the local area; they are also sourced from around Australia as well as from Europe, ensuring they bring you, the customer the best food products available.
The range in store is overflowing with variety. Whether you are after oils, pastas, sauces, jams, honey, spices, chutneys or tea; there is something for everyone. Also available are a range of gourmet hampers and giftware such as the beautiful pink teaspoons that came home with me.
The Epicure Store is currently putting together a deli area which will be opening very soon (January 2014). This will have a wonderful selection of breads, cheeses, baked treats, salads and pastas. Something I will definitely be returning to try.
For those who do not live in the area and are an absolute lover of fine food products, The Epicure Store is most certainly worth driving to. For any and all lovers of food this store is a must visit.
Where: The Cottage, 39 John Street Camden NSW.
Why: Local and Imported quality products
Cost: Depends on you
When: Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm. Saturday 9am - 4pm. Sunday 10am - 3pm.