Our Story

We have a passion for food and its power to nourish and connect people.  We believe that anyone can cook, and want to help –  no matter the budget or level of experience in the kitchen.

Goods for Cooks has been a proud Bloomington tradition since its founding in 1973.  We offer expert advice and lend a truly interested ear.  We want to hear your food stories, your culinary history, and your questions.

Nestled in the Uptown Plaza building on the West side of the historic downtown square, we carry a selection of classic kitchen tools and gadgets, knives, baking necessities, pottery, linens, table-wares, fine food, oils & vinegar from around the world, locally roasted coffee beans, teas, candies, cookies, and chocolate.