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Where can I purchase good quality spices?

I am looking for a vendor(s) that sells good quality spices that is not Penzeys. I have issues with how they run the company and how they mistreat their staff, so I will not support them by buying their spices. Thank you.

asked by Garlic Fiend about 2 years ago
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Rachel_and_martha
added about 2 years ago

Here's a link to Penzey's Online... they will also send you a catalog. Recently I purchased some as a gift and they came in a box packed with fresh bay leaves...Nice Touch !

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added about 2 years ago

Um... I'm looking for someone NOT Penzeys. Thanks anyway!

Rachel_and_martha
added about 2 years ago

http://www.penzeys.com/
oops...forgot the link !

Rachel_and_martha
added about 2 years ago

I just noticed the full question..apologies.. I saw it on Twitter then just saw the full question... apologies

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added about 2 years ago

Online.

Waffle3
added about 2 years ago


I don't have a local source like Susan suggests however I've been doing business with The Spice House (www.thespicehouse.com) for many years. Excellent quality, prices, selection and customer service.

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added about 2 years ago

Kalustyan's in New York City & savory spice shop in Princeton.. http://www.savoryspiceshop...

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AntoniaJames

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added about 2 years ago

World Spice, based in Seattle, really impressed me. They were featured in the FOOD52 shop very early on, so I purchased several items from them that were not readily available locally (e.g., grains of paradise). I found the quality and service both to be excellent. You can get fairly small quantities as well. I agree that buying in bulk and buying from ethnic grocers is the way to go generally, but if you cannot, World Spice is a great alternative. http://www.worldspice.com... ;o)

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added about 2 years ago

Bucks Fifth Avenue, aka The Spice Lady, here in Olympia, WA is amazing. It's small and local, but she does has a web site. http://www.culinaryexotica....
It's an amazing little store with spice blends and single spices from all over the world. I use her Argentine Steak Rub on everything from popcorn to salad dressing.

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Junechamp
ChefJune

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added about 2 years ago

depends upon where you live. If you have a local store that sells herbs and spices, I'd begin with them. for instance, there's a fab little store called Polcari's in the North End of Boston where I always go when I'm in town (used to live up the street). They sell coffees, herbs and spices, etc. and their turnover is very rapid. Everything is always fresh.

I also mail order from Vann's Spices www.vannsspices.com and have done so for years. You can buy from them in large or small quantities.

Cakes
added about 2 years ago

Atlantic Spice Company - they have a website.

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added about 2 years ago

Try tasteofmalaysia.biz

They are a small company in Florida, but have great spices from India. They only sell by the 1/4 lb online, but I called them and worked out bulk prices. their shipping is low too.

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added about 2 years ago

I tried Atlantic Spice and their stuff is weak.