food & Retail Mods

Shop Chef & Retail Therapy

The retail aspect of the Sims comes with many restrictions which, in my opinion, really limits gameplay. I created the Shop Chef/Retails Therapy mods in hopes of fixing that! All items can be used on any lot, at any time, without the need for NPCs and only requires the base game. Items are given themed functionality to add a level of realism.

Realistic Shopping

Adds a level of realism with the ability to purchase consumable items or ingredients from objects.


All objects are stand-alone and don't require an NPC in order to purchase items

No Lot Restrictions

Items can be used on any lot giving you the ability to build retail/living spaces.


Everything is base game compatible and won't conflict with other food mods.

There are four different mods: Shop Chef Ingredients, Shop Chef Buffet, Shop Chef Consumables, and Retail Therapy. The idea of this was to split out the various functions so I could update them individually as needed. Please give me feedback on if you would prefer one single package for all three functions.

Shop Chef Consumables

Version — 1.0.3

Last Update — October 15, 2020


Shop Chef Buffet

Version — 1.0.0

Last Update — October 5, 2020


Shop Chef Ingredients

Version — 1.0.2

Last Update — September 3, 2020


Retail Therapy

Version — 1.0.3

Last Update — September 25, 2020


Build/Buy Objects


All of the objects are included in a single file for each category which makes updates easier for you and me. Because downloads of individual items are not available, below is an overview on the usage options of the individual items. Each of the objects are similar to regular build/buy objects allowing you to buy and place them on any lots. All items can be found by searching ‘shopchef’, ‘buffet’, ‘retail’, or ‘ingredient’ in game in addition to the ‘Miscellaneous’ category in appliances.

NOTE: Some of the items, such as the 'purchase Produce' items may show debug items in the UI. This is expected. In order to include other creators custom ingredients, the debug items show up as well.

Hover over the images to get more information on each object!