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Hobbs the Kitchen Shop in Penzance, the foodie town of beautiful West Penwith, Cornwall.

Hobbs opened in 1994 and we’re still going strong over twenty-five years later. The team are all keen cooks and can help you get the best from your cookware and our local ingredients. We recently won a National Award for Excellence in Housewares.
(Pictured: Bundlette baked in Nordicware tin)

Jacqui was featured in a local gallery's video art installation doing a demo on scone making. If you want to know how to make the best cream tea, pop in and ask for her recipe. All you need is here, scales, bowls, cutters and a vintage style tool to get the perfect texture - we think your granny would recognise it but will you? 

We love seasonal produce and local ingredients.

When you want to find a restaurant, a foraging lesson or the nearest farmers market, we know what’s on. Penzance has a proper greengrocers with paper bags for your veggies and a butcher who makes their own sausages. We support a switch to plastic free and have a great range of wax wraps, glass jars and other delights to help you reduce the plastic in your life. We can point you towards some brilliant refill shops nearby too.

A beach walk and a picnic is a perfect day

What could be better, make a picnic with delicious Cornish ingredients and head off to the beach with a Nu Bento lunchbox. Made of 100% natural products for meals on the go, Nu Bento replaces plastic lunchboxes with containers made with glass, metal and wood for lifetime use and reusability. 

The concept of Nu Bento is zero waste, zero plastic, zero silicone, and vegan materials. It allows you to customise your lunchbox with a variety of napkin designs, lid prints, cutlery patterns, and coloured straps. 

There is a reuse revolution and in Penzance we have water refill stations around the town. Take your bottle and have it topped up as you wander. Want a takeaway coffee? Many cafes will give discounts for your reusable cup too. We love Huski Home's insulated version. Made from rice husk and no nasties, it's safe for hot drinks and compostable too.

We know that visiting Hobbs is going to feel a little different, we would love to see you though. Hand sanitiser is available when you come in and we're limiting customer numbers - two households at a time for now. All the usual distancing will apply to keep you and the staff safe.

Causewayhead in Penzance is a treasure trove of independent shops

Find us towards the top of this much loved street. There is a short stay car park a few yards away and long stay just around the corner. Alternatively, choose store pickup when you checkout online and we can have everything ready for you to drive to the door for contactless collection.

Hobbs the Kitchen Shop, 51 Causewayhead, Pz. TR18 2SS

Painting "Hobbs the Kitchen Shop Pz" in oil on rag by local artist David Stamp.

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Serving cooks in Cornwall since 1994

Fantastic service and knowledge. Definitely recommend and always good to support independent shops.

Jamie Knights

Fantastic shop, run by passionate, knowledgeable & helpful staff. My go-to place for quality kitchenalia.

Christine Jensen

Lovely, well stocked shop. The day I went in I was given really good advice, and found exactly what I was looking for.

Beverly Noelle Little

"Went into this shop today. A chef's dream. Bought some great kit. Could have easily spent a lot more. Friendly helpful and knowledgeable staff. If I lived closer I'd be in every week. Thank you again."

Baz (Oxfordshire)