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!

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!

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. 

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


Open Sat. 11:04 - 4:00 p.m. Sun. - 12:04 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Christmas Walk: Open Fri., Sat. - 12:04 to 10:00 p.m. Sun. 12:04 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Closed most weekend from the end of Christmas Walk until May.


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