& Owner Denise Statz

NonEssentials, at its core, is about getting people to feel empowered and in love in the kitchen. Food is love and every step you take inside of the Palmer, Alaska teas, artisanal oil and vinegar and kitchen sundries store reflects the love of store owner, Denise Statz. Denise has an eye for home goods and a heart of gold.

Supporting Artisan Craftsman from Alaska and Beyond

She helps support and promote artisan craftsman both in and out of Alaska.  Denise started NonEssentials with a commitment to helping people make their dining room tables into a happier place to be. She always wanted to elevate people’s homes, helping them define their personal aesthetic in the kitchen and in the home. An avid cook herself, Denise chooses her product lines by the quality and purity of the product. When it comes to food, the product has to have only a few ingredients, and she develops personal relationships with each of the creators of the artisan food products.

Why Supporting Alaskan Producers Is So Important

For Denise, there is nothing more important that supplying as much local products as she can and she prides herself as having been the launching point for many Alaskan brands. It is this commitment to local products that has helped separate Denise from many stores in the state.  Creating beauty in and out of the kitchen has always been Denise’s passion, whether living in remote Bristol Bay area, where she started the business, to thriving in the bustling rural town of Palmer, Alaska. Denise has always wanted to provide something for everyone.

A Stroll Through Our Store is Unforgettable

When you walk into NonEssentials, you are immediately struck by the “I want that, no I need that” vibe.  Walking around every corner is a delight to the senses: mouth watering olive oils and vinegars, delectable chocolates, must-have soaps and lotions, and an endless array of loose leaf teas that leave you transfixed wondering at the potential flavors. If ever there was a store the promoted hygge, it is NonEssentials located in downtown Palmer.

Wanderers and well-wishers are always welcome in our door.  Come on in and see what you’ll find.

Visit Us

728 S Alaska St
Palmer, Alaska

(907) 745-2258

Open Monday—Saturday
10 am—6 pm