The Essential List of Store Cupboard Essentials

store cupboard essentials

Wondering what you should have in your store cupboard for cooking? Here’s The Essential List of Store Cupboard Essentials:
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Here’s the essential list of items that will see you through plenty of recipes:

Vinegars, Oils & Mustards and other Condiments

  • Extra virgin olive oil, olive oil and sunflower oil
  • Red and White Wine vinegars and Balsamic vinegar
  • Dijon, Wholegrain and English mustard
  • Soy Sauce
  • Fish sauce
  • Sundried tomatoes in olive oil
  • Canned tomatoes and tomato puree
  • Canned Tuna fish and anchovies
  • Chicken & beef Stock cubes (Kallo Just bouillion) Marigold Swiss vegetable stock
  • Chick peas (dried or canned)



  • Spaghetti
  • Tagliatelle
  • Lasagne
  • Farfalle


  • Basmati
  • Long-grain
  • Arborio


  • Self-raising
  • Plain

Baking Goods

  • Brown sugar – demerara or muscovado
  • White sugar
  • Icing sugar
  • Baking Powder
  • Bicarbonate of soda
  • Good quality chocolate and cocoa (70% Cocoa solids)
  • Ground almonds
  • Good quality jam and honey


  • Cumin
  • Coriander
  • Cloves
  • Black pepper corns
  • Sea salt
  • Dried chillies
  • Mixed spice
  • All Spice


  • Oregano
  • Mixed herbs

Fruit & Veg

  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Chillies
  • Onions
  • Potatoes
  • Mushrooms
  • Avocados


  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Parmesan Cheese

You might also find Stocktaking Sheets and Free Meal Planning Sheets useful.

Would you add anything to our list? Share your ideas in the comments below.

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