The Local Epicurean


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In a Nutshell

Organic & small-batch dried pasta & fresh sauces gain flavor from Michigan produce from globe basil to orange bell pepper

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Promotional value expires Jul 18, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. In-store only. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Groceries, like electricity and phone calls to Karl Malone, are a basic living expense. Get the fundamentals with this Groupon.

$7 for $14 Worth of Organic Pasta and Sauces

Handmade, organic, and small-batch dried pasta ($5.95–$8.95) comes in flavors such as black truffle and artichoke. To accent the meal, the shop sells pesto and tomato sauces ($7.25), infused organic butters ($4.75), and salt blends ($4.95) infused with such ingredients as 20-year balsamic vinegar.

The Local Epicurean

At The Local Epicurean, owner Ryan Raredon, who has been profiled in the Grand Rapids Press, began pasta-making as a hobby. But his handmade pastas and seasonings soon became so popular at local farmers’ markets that he was inspired to open his own store. Beyond pasta, today the space is filled with fine infused oils, cheeses, breads, and other sundries that make customers' pasta feasts all the more special.

But the store is more than just a point of sale for artisanal foods. A chocolate lounge area is filled with selections of cocoa-based confections and organic coffees and teas where guests can sit and peacefully sip. There's even a space for classes where students meet to learn the fine art of pasta-making, with pasta flavors varying based on seasonality and the commands of a magic 8 ball.

Customer Reviews

Staff was very informed and helpful about their products. Great little place.
Linda R. · August 15, 2012
They have a wonderful product and the service was terrific.
Elizabeth P. · August 15, 2012
Thank you for a wonderful afternoon visit. The staff is well-informed, and the pasta and pesto is splendid!
Michelle P. · August 15, 2012

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