About Us

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

Hobbs opened in 1994 and we’re still going strong twenty-five years later. We recently won a National Award for Excellence. The team are all keen cooks and can therefore help you get the best from your cookware and our local ingredients.

We love kitchenalia in all its forms so when you want something but don’t know it’s name, give us a try because we probably know what you’re after – we can probably source it for you if we don’t have it already!

We support local and reduce single-use plastic where we can. With shelves full of Bees Wrap, Stasher and ‘If You Care’. Alongside Cornish Betty Boyns textiles and ceramics from nearby St Just and British designers like Alan Silverwood Bakeware – maybe you’ve seen their silvery bakeware on a certain tv show?

Also seen on TV because those chefs love cookware that goes from hob to oven is gorgeous Green Pan cookware. Their latest non-stick ceramic coating is even tough enough for metal utensils. Most importantly, you can chuck it in the dishwasher!

At Hobbs we think Plastic Free choices are more and more essential if we’re going to protect our stunning Cornish beaches. We have lots of suppliers who have pledged to help reduce single-use plastic in their packaging. Ask us about the countless ways to take a picnic without resorting to plastic cling wrap. The shop is close to some great bakeries and there are zero waste shops just down the street.

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.

Are you the cook who wants “one knife for everything”. Or the fisherman who needs a fish filleting knife? We can help you find it. Our newest collection of knives are made in Sheffield with beautiful wooden handles from British woodland.

We’ve been described as an Aladdin’s cave, a treasure trove for chefs and a toy shop. Pop in and see why.

You can find us at the top end of Causewayhead in Penzance. The nearest car park is just a stones throw away. Use the postcode TR18 2SP for parking if you have a satnav. Or TR18 2SS to get you to our door.

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