The Smelly Gourmet" is located in Metamora, IN, an 1838 Canal Town. The Smelly Gourmet is a tourist favorite spot because we (Steve "Smelly" and Brenda) go out of our way to make sure that every visitor has a fun time in our store. We are known for being the most unique and unusual gift shop due to our personalized gifts, "Smellys" unusual geek gifts and magnets, Brendas luxurious hand made Bath and Body products, our family grown popcorn and a true European Coffee Bar! Many of our products can't be found anywhere else on the planet! Located on main street in the beautiful Historic Jonathan Banes House built in 1845.
Our retail store is called the "Smelly Gourmet" because of our "smelly" bath and body products and our "gourmet" coffee bar which we pride ourselves on serving the best cappuccino on this side of the Atlantic and our family grown gourmet popcorn.
Stop in and savor one of Steve's famous cappuccino's! He'll tell you that he makes the best cappuccino this side of the Atlantic Ocean. Steve lived in various areas of Italy for 7 years. While living in Napoli (Naples) Italy, he learned his barista skills from the best, "Tonino" the owner of the "Delfino Verde" Trattoria (Green Dolphin). Since leaving Italy he has always wanted to educate Americans on the true taste of a European Coffee.
This is no franchise coffee bar like Starbucks, where the barista is a teenager that hates coffee and the beans have a burnt taste! The "Smelly Gourmet" uses a special blend dark roast bean. These beans are roasted every Tuesday and delivered to us on Wednesday's by the nationally famous roaster, Carl Jones from the Phoenix MicroRoastery in Cleveland, Ohio. The beans are ground as used to give you the freshest, best tasting drinks available.
Our Grilled Cheese Panini sandwiches and soups have become extremely popular. Smelly prepares food during special event weekends.
During Christmas Walk (4 weekends starting the day after Thanksgiving) we are open on Fri - Sat from 12:04 to 10:00 p.m. and Sun from 12:04 to 4:00 p.m. Due to the overwhelming number of visitors to our store we serve Smelly's slow roasted pulled pork with homemade “smelly chips”, his award winning chili and his loaded potato soup with his homemade crusty bread.