Epicurus Gourmet is a brand new specialty food distributor and wholesaler based in North Hollywood, offering high-end products perfect for professional chefs, home cooks, and anyone who loves to eat fabulous food.
We have a new warehouse! 12140 Sherman Way in North Hollywood (3 doors down from our temporary location). We are very excited about the direction we have planned for Epicurus Gourmet, and are happy to bring you amazing products while we grow our company. Thank you for supporting us while we take the time to make this venture better than ever.
Epicurus (341–270 B.C.) founded one of the major philosophies of ancient Greece, helping to lay the intellectual foundations for modern science and for secular individualism. Many aspects of his thought are still highly relevant some twenty-three centuries after they were first taught in his school in Athens, called “the Garden.”
Epicurus's philosophy combines a physics based on an atomistic materialism with a rational hedonistic ethics that emphasizes moderation of desires and cultivation of friendships. His world-view is an optimistic one that stresses that philosophy can liberate one from fears of death and the supernatural, and can teach us how to find happiness in almost any situation. His practical insights into human psychology, as well as his science-friendly world-view, gives Epicureanism great contemporary signficance as well as a venerable role in the intellectual development of Western Civilization. - epicurus.net
For Epicurus, the purpose of philosophy was to attain the happy, tranquil life, characterized by ataraxia, peace and freedom from fear, and aponia, the absence of pain, and by living a self-sufficient life surrounded by friends.
“Send me a pot of cheese, so that I may be able to indulge myself whenever I wish.”