You may not have know that Claremont has so many stores tailored to people who love to cook (or just love to eat!)
Come on a journey with me and find out what this town offers.
Claremont Spice & Dry Goods Store
I have been a customer of this great establishment for a number of years now and they keep adding great products each time I go. I look forward to getting to know the new owners, Chiara Tosi-Nelson and Ben Nelson. Walking in here, you always feel so welcomed. Need recipe ideas of spice recommendations? They got you covered. They just added a recipe section to their website; I can’t wait for more. It’s a relaxing experience to shop here: no rush, no one pressing you for a sale. You’ll only find top notch, friendly service.
Shopping here is a local culinary adventure. The spices are set up in alphabetical order so they’re easy to find. There’s also a container next to each spice so you can smell them, and boy was that eye opening the first time I tried it. Smelling the spice you get such a strong aroma, you know you’re getting a fresh product. I love how they come in small or larger bags so if you don’t need a lot, you can purchase the smaller bag. I always hated getting spices before because they were so expensive. Now I enjoy the experience.
You’ll find spices and blends you’re not used to seeing like porcini mushroom, organic mediterraean seafood blend, and madras curry blend to name a few.
You’ll also find local products like North Country Smokehouse meats, which is a recent addition to the store, maple syrup, teas, and fresh ground coffee. There’s more goodies too: jams, spice rubs, sauces, dips, cheese making supplies, and even essential oils.
Next door are kitchen goods for all your foodie cooking needs.
100 Mile Market
After a quick walk across the rotary from Tremont Square to Pleasant Street, you’ll find a cute cafe and the 100 Mile Market, for local goods within a 100 miles. You can find produce that’s been pickled, canned, and frozen by the owner, April and her family. In the summer you can find produce from local farms, and in the winter you can grab meals to go: baking rolls to warm, protein, vegetable, and starch.
You can find a refrigerated section of local meat and dairy any time during the year.
Want something to warm you up? They have great soups like carrot and parsnip with ginger and lime, french onion, or tomato basil. Serve it with some of their fresh bread. Looks tasty!
They also have local products and dry goods.
It you like to cook, like to experiment, or know someone who enjoys cooking: a trip to Claremont is definitely worth taking.