Historic Metamora, Indiana 1838 Canal Town

Expect The Unexpected!

While in Metamora, you don't want to miss the "Smelly Gourmet" located in the heart of Metamora at the "Banes House", the big white 2 story house with the iron fence around it!.   Not only is it a fun place to go and an amazing building, you will find the most unique and unusual owners (mainly Smelly himself) and gifts, drinks, food and lodging that can't be found anywhere else on the planet.  You'll be greeted at the door with a sample of our family grown hull-less popcorn to munch on while you wander around.  You'll find some of the most amazing handcrafted items that are all made by us or our family. This is not your everyday shop! The "Smelly Gourmet" name comes from combining Brenda's own outstanding handmade bath and body products, smelly jelly's and fragrances made right here in the store with Steve's gourmet coffee bar.

COFFEE BAR - 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 coffee available.

Signature drinks include the Black Forrest Mocha (tastes like drinking a chocolate-covered cherry!) or a Carmel Truffle (for those who don't like cherries.)

FAMILY GROWN POPCORN - We are becoming well know for our Family grown Hull-less Popcorn - Our popcorn is grown here in Indiana on our families popcorn farm. They grow over 150 acres of popcorn. You won't find a more satisfying specialty popcorn anywhere. Our Popcorn is GMO FREE - No Genetically Modified Organisms - If you love popcorn try this and you'll never go back to regular again! We also carry many popcorn accessories like the famous Whirley Pop, firepit poppers, seasonings, oils, butter topping and even the cool little popcorn containers. Don't miss our own caramel corn made by Smelly Himself. We are working to be the "Everthing Popcorn" store of Indiana!

BATH & BODY - Try out Brenda's brand, Crema Fiore (Italian for Creamy Flower), hand-made luxurious bath and body products.  Pick up one of our famous Smelly Jelly air fresheners that last for years, a bottle of the silkiest hand lotion you've ever tried in 20 fragrances, or a jar of our outstanding Shea Butter cream that has fast become a customer favorite for relieving super dry skin including eczema.

GEEK SCULPTURES - Steve's creativity lead him to inventing the first and only "Computer Clock".  He recycles old computer parts by turning them into unusual clocks.  No two are alike!  You'll also find many unusual and original wood and stain glass items designed by Steve.

METAMORA SOUVENIRS - The "Smelly Gourmet" is one of the few places in Metamora that provides unique Metamora souvenirs such as coffee mugs, magnets and hand-made post cards.  Speaking of magnets, don't miss Steve's witty refrigerator magnet creations- one to make fun of many occupations or occasions.

HANDMADE GIFTS -  You'll find many creative hand made items in the Smelly Gourmet.  The ideas are always flooding Smelly's head.  From unusual lamps to can jo's, you never know what will be new in the shop. 

SANDWICHES -  Steves love for cooking started an adventure we did not expect.  With limited places to eat he decided to offer his amazing gourmet grilled cheese panini sandwiches.  Choose from 12 varieties with our secret homemade bread using the gristmills cornmeal and our homemade chips. Everything is made in house.  This is not fast food and not your mama's grilled cheese!  During busy hours the wait time could be a half hour.  We always tell you the expected time it will take.  You order food at the coffee bar. Rated #1 place to eat in Metamora on TripAdvisor!

Relax inside or enjoy our covered deck and our peaceful courtyard with the soothing waterfall.

Hours: 

January  - March Open Fri., Sat., Sun. - 10:04 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
April - October Open Wed., Fri., Sat., Sun. - 10:04 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
November: Open Fri., Sun. - 10:04 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Christmas Walk: Open Fri., Sat. - 12:00 to 10:00 p.m. Sun. 10:04 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Closed from the end of Christmas Walk until the Friday after New Years.

 

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