About Zest (Old)

Zest! is a unique shop offering a variety of gourmet tools and gadgets, premium herbs and spices, specialty foods and fine linens for the avid foodie and the foodie-at-heart. Located in historic downtown Lititz, PA, the shop is an inspiring place for those embarking on their own culinary adventures.

Currently, Zest! carries items from over 200 vendors, all hand-selected by Sharon. The product line includes many high-quality culinary tools that appeal to cooking enthusiasts looking for practicality and value.

Owners Sharon and Jim are very selective about the items they carry and personally test every product before it ever makes it to the store’s shelves. Many of their choices are influenced by their travels throughout France, Italy and the United States.   They share a passion for bringing a little Zest! to the foodie in all of us.


Meet Sharon & Jim

Zest! is fueled by the culinary adventures of dedicated owners Sharon and Jim Landis, who turned their passion  into a thriving shop filled with an extraordinary collection of  tools, gadgets and ingredients to make the heart of any foodie race.

Sharon started out working in the bookkeeping and accounting business.  In 2005, she took a leap of faith and went to culinary school at York Technical Institute.  She pursued her passion as a personal chef and in the catering business, feeding groups of 500 as well as intimate dinner parties of 8. She also worked for a national retailer of fine kitchen items where she coordinated cooking classes and demonstrations.

In 2012, the couple seized an amazing opportunity to purchase Zest! when they heard the current owners were moving to Florida. Jim and Sharon envisioned a wonderful culinary store that had the potential to be a true treasure in the historic town of Lititz.

Today, that vision has become reality.  The store was remodeled in 2014 and now features hundreds of specialty items geared toward cooking enthusiasts of all levels, along with a brand new kitchen for hosting a variety of cooking classes throughout the year.

Although he rarely works on the floor in the shop, Jim provides lots of creative ideas for bringing the couple’s love of the culinary experience to Zest! customers. Jim is also in charge of remodeling projects. He travels with Sharon to the annual Fancy Food Show and is an avid “taster”.   Together Jim and Sharon continue to build a remarkable, one of a kind foodie experience in Lititz.