If you’re interested in using hydrocolloids make sure you also check out “Texture – A hydrocolloid recipe collection” that I have put together. It has more than 300 recipes and it’s available for free download.

European suppliers

  • 100% Chef – Spanish supplier of tools and equipment used for molecular cooking
  • Bien manger – French supplier of hydrocolloids (French, English)
  • Buchgourmet – German foodie bookshop that also sells hydrocolloids
  • Bos-food – German supplier of hydrocolloids
  • Cream supplies – UK based supplier of hydrocolloids (Texturas, BioZoon, Kalys, Cuisine Innovation etc.), chemicals and tools
  • Cuisine Innovation – French supplier of hydrocolloids, chemicals and a range of different tools
  • Infusions – UK based supplier of the Texturas series and various MG related equipment
  • Jeloshop – German webshop offering the Texturas series, dry ice, liquid nitrogen and various equipment
  • Kalys – French supplier of hydrocolloids and chemicals
  • Metropolis Cooking Center – German supplier of hydrocolloids from Sosa in addition to tools and equipment
  • Phode – French supplier of spherification kits with ready-to-use aromatic solutions
  • Texturas (produced by Solé Graells in Barcelona with local distributors in Europe, USA, Venezuela, Australia) – Spanish supplier of hydrocolloids and chemicals.
  • texturePro – German supplier of hydrocolloids and chemicals

Suppliers in North-America

  • All for Chefs – Mexican webshop
  • Chef Rubber – US based supplier of a large range of MG ingredients plus tools, flavourings and kitchen equipment (specializing in silicone rubber molds)
  • Culinary imports – imports the Biozoon/Texture pro products to the US
  • DCDuby – Canadian supplier of chocolate tasting science kits with ingredients to make 8 servings of 4 different chocolate dessert experiments, in addition they also offer several hydrocolloids and other speciality ingredients
  • La Tienda – US supplier of the Texturas series
  • Le Sanctuaire – US based supplier of hydrocolloids, chemicals and lots of equipment
  • L’Epicerie – US based supplier of hydrocolloids and chemicals
  • Modernist pantry – US based supplier of hydrocolloids and more for modernist cooking
  • Molécule-R – Canadian supplier.
  • Molecular recipes – US based supplier of hydrocolloids & kits; webpages has many recipes
  • My spice sage – NYC based, ships as little as 1 oz of the common hydrocolloids
  • Paris Gourmet – US based supplier of hydrocolloids and chemicals
  • Powder for Texture – Canadian supplier of hydrocolloids, equipment and books
  • Powder to the people – Canadian supplier of hydrocolloids
  • Terra spice company – US based supplier of hydrocolloids and chemicals
  • TIC Gums – US based supplier of hydrocolloids and chemicals. They have a starting kit which comes together with a book of recipes.
  • Willpowder – US based supplier of hydrocolloids and chemicals

Suppliers in Central- and South-America

Suppliers in Asia

  • Ajinomoto – Japanese supplier of transglutaminase and different falvour enhancers (glutamates, nucleotides)

Suppliers in Australia

In the above list of suppliers “hydrocolloids” typically refer to one or more of the following: agar-agar, carrageenan (kappa, iota), cornstarch, gelatin, gellan (high acyl, low acyl), guar gum, gum arabic, kojac, locust bean gum, methyl cellulose, pectin, sodium alginate, sodium alginate, tapioca maltodextrin, tracaganth and xanthan. Similarily “chemicals” refers to one or more of the following: alum powder, aluminum sulfate, amino acids, calcium carbonate, calcium chloride, calcium citrate, calcium gluconate, calcium lactate, citric acid, cream of tartar, dextrose, fructose, glucose, glycerine, glycerol monostearate, isomalt, lecithin, malic acid, maltodextrin, mannitol, potassium chloride, potassium citrate, potassium sorbate, sodium ascorbate, sodium benzoate, sodium bicarbonate, sodium citrate, sodium metabisulphite, sorbitol, tartaric acid and xylitol.

Not on the list? Mail me at webmaster((a))khymos((dot))org

Sous vide


  • Digital oven thermometers – cheap and essential!
  • Infrared thermometers (contact free temperature measurement!) from Raytek, Strathwood, Radiant (here, here or here) and Extech Instruments

Equipment and tools

  • International Cooking Concepts -they sell almost everything a molecular gastronomer could dream of
  • Thermomix – heating, mixing and blending in one machine
  • Pacojet – professional tool for making ice cream and sorbets
  • Jaccard meat tenderizerer with 45 knives (also available with 15 knives)


  1. Martin, NYC-based will ship as little as 1 oz. of a number of interesting ingredients. Here’s some I’ve ordered:

    Soy lecithin
    Agar Agar
    Xanthan Gum
    Gum Arabic
    Citric Acid
    Ascorbic Acid

    I recommend using their built-in checkout system rather than google checkout; I had problems with the latter.


  2. I try in past to purchase a few ingredients such as Iota and Cappa carrageenan, Alginate from Kalis and Cream suppliers UK, or Le Sanctuaire, but delivery prices are so expensive!
    This shop
    keeps very reasonable prices both for products and both shipping costs.

  3. Hi can anyone help me,
    I am currently working in Moscow and at present I order the things I need in London and have them delivered to my UK address and then pick them up and bring them back to Moscow in my luggage. So far iv’e been lucky and customs have not questioned me about my suitcase full of white powders.
    Does anyone know of a company that will ship ingredients to Russia??

  4. I’ m afraid that shipping to Russia may cause a big troubles: first, Russian postal service is a total disaster – people wait for months their parcels.Second, custom services can check parcels and delay them. Recently, I sent to my friend spices from the usual English shop, so the Russian Customs has banned them, disinfected and return toward!

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