A couple of weeks ago I attended the launch of Castang’s Kitchen, a new kitchen and homeware store on St John’s Street in Bury St Edmunds.
This gorgeous little shop is full of items that you’ll just want to Instagram straight away. Offering a mixture of professional kitchenware (curated by renowned chef Jacob Castang) and unique homewares (chosen by his wife Megan), the store is the place to shop if you’re looking to update your home or find an unusual gift.
The couple moved back from Dubai recently where they had been living for six years. After many years of dreaming about running their own business, the pair finally took the plunge and opened Castang’s Kitchen on St John’s Street in Bury St Edmunds. The street is bustling with independent stores and is the same road where Jacob’s parents own a homeware boutique called The Shop.
Jacob tests all of the kitchen products before they go into the store to make sure they are up to scratch. His aim is to stock professional, affordable products that aren’t the usual gimmicky items that you’d find on the high street.
The pair are keen to stock eco-friendly and fair trade products, and hope to encourage people to move away from mass produced products. With many consumers opening their eyes to disposable living, Castang’s Kitchen is planning to lead the way with items that have sustainability at their core.
You’ll find local suppliers on the shelves alongside fair trade items from Vietnam, South Africa and Nepal, that are all completely traceable. Megan uses Instagram to find new suppliers and makers, as well as local markets and fairs.
From handcrafted bowls and vases, to latte flavoured candles and handcrafted knives, there’s something that will intrigue and delight every Suffolk foodie.