Lambruk Pantry is a local gourmet providore based in the heart of the Byron Shire. They create a range of condiments and hampers using house made products sourced locally and beyond. Products from their own label include sauces, chutneys and relishes, all made with ‘no nasties’ and low sugar.
Owner, Paige Brierley, is strongly inspired by loving memories of cooking with her nonna and aunty, from whom she learnt many skills, as well as igniting the joy of being creative in the kitchen. Her memories and passion, along with a desire to improve her health, are the material from which Lambruk Pantry was born.
Having a specialised, handcrafted inventory, sourced locally where possible, but always from within Australia, is a strong ideology that the business is operating within. ‘In some cases, we even picked the fruit; we picked 700 mangos off a farm… we even do the labelling, we do it by hand, in house,’ says Paige. ‘For the last fortnight, we’ve been in Adelaide tasting produce at small farms (as well as some wine, of course!). We’re bringing back some special treats.’ The entire range is wholly produced in the Mullumbimby Industrial Estate by Paige herself, her mother and an apprentice. She says that when you keep the business ‘boutique’, you have a good idea of the quality of what you’re producing – they only make 10 kilo batches of any of their products.
The Lambruk Pantry hampers are a concert of goods from local food producers and are created with many different occasions in mind. They include titles such as; Camping in Luxury Hamper, Thinking of You Hamper, Mr and Mrs Hamper, Moving In Hamper, and a What Women Want Hamper and What Men Want Hamper.
There are also a couple of gluten free hampers and a Lambruk sample hamper for giving all of the products a test drive. A new product coming up is ‘Nibble Hampers’, which contain tasty treats that, unlike the normal hampers, can only be hand-delivered, fresh. But, the good news is these can be delivered throughout the Byron Shire and the near Gold Coast.
Being small-batch and house-made, the condiments are not going to taste like the same-same jars of big makers found everywhere. The Lambruk Pantry has an intention that its products are for sharing with loved ones and, being inspired by love, they might just hit the mark.