Wandering around Munich, we stumbled upon this beautifully modern looking cooking-concept store and couldn’t believe what they stocked!
Unbeknownst to me, Kochhaus is a chain with branches found across Germany. They have markets in Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Cologne, Münster, Regensburg and three outlets dotted around Munich. You can even buy online!
Kochhaus has an unrivaled range of 18 different recipes. On free-standing tables full of fresh ingredients you will find everything you need for a particular dish – for two, four or more people. At any time, there is a selection of appetizers, salads and soups. Creative pasta, fish and meat dishes. And, of course, some tempting desserts. | Kochhaus
Literally translated, this shop is called ‘Cook House’. They advertise each recipe as having step-by-step instructions in pictures, selling the ingredients required in perfectly measured quantities – for you to pick and choose as you go. Of course, this style of concept store means higher prices for ingredients but I’ll admit I think it’s a fantastic idea for those who might love to try a brand new dish and don’t really know where to start with sourcing unusual ingredients in a city like Munich.
Stores also hold cooking classes – a fantastic way to introduce people to cooking something new! I often feel like there’s a lot of fear around introducing people to new styles of cooking – I can’t cook that! What if I get it wrong? What if I don’t like it? From the offset I’m a fan of places that try to undo some of the fear of getting in the kitchen.
But you’re not here for my ethos! Let’s see what British home comforts I found…
- Baru Marshmallows – Dark Caramel, Sea Salt Caramel, Milk Chocolate €4.90
- Paul Hollywood Bakeware – Assorted, including Rolling Pin, Cake Tin, Brownie Tin
- Living Nostalgia Enamelware – Enamel Pie Dishes, Bowls and Trays of Varying Sizes
- Hope and Greenwood – Chocolate Malted Fudge €6.90
- Manomasa – Green Lemon & Pink Peppercorn, White Cheddar, Serrano Chilli & Yucatan Honey €3.90
- Mr Stanley’s Classic Confectionery – Peanut Butter Fudge, Chocolate Fudge, Caramel & Sea Salt Fudge €9.90
That’s right – I found sweets that I’ve only ever seen in John Lewis alongside English bakeware! I honestly didn’t think I’d spot Mr. Hollywood’s face on a cake tin over here in Germany. Nevermind an enamel PIE TIN. In DIFFERENT SHAPES! You might think this is too much excitement but really it’s just the most appropriate amount.
I’m going to round this post up with another picture. Kochhaus has a wall of wines and spirits, with a few little Fever Tree Tonic Water and Ginger Beer bottles hiding away in there too.
Location | Kochhaus Haidhausen, Weißenburger Straße 26, Munich
Opening Times | Monday – Saturday, 10am – 8pm
Website | Kochhaus Haidhausen