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where to buy spices

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
does anyone out there know of any reputable online spice stores to buy good whole spices? or in southeast michigan? please let me know.

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post #2 of 13
Check out Penzey's. As many here will agree, these guys have some of the best spices around.
post #3 of 13
I agree. Penzeys is the place to look.
post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks a bunch guys
post #5 of 13

Another Penzey's Endorsement

While we will sometimes buy locally (we have two spice merchants in town as well as a restaurant supply house open to the public), we've found Penzey's to have the best variety and freshness. That wouldn't be worth a note (given all the Penzey's endorsements above), but I also want to add that they have been very helpful when I needed information or advice on a spice question. Plus their catalogs are full of useful information, recipes, and tips.
post #6 of 13
Wow, this is a great thread! Something I never would have thought to ask but has me thinking... where in Arizona are the best spices found?
post #7 of 13
Free Rider,

Check out your local ethnic groceries, stores that support organic produce usually have spices in bulk where you can get only as much as you need. Turnover is also a factor. It's better to get cheap, common spice brands that sell out frequently so the stock has to be replenished then it is to buy an expensive brand that's been sitting on the shelves for three years.

Look around, use common sense.
post #8 of 13
well...I don't have anything new to add to the discussion. But would have to agree with the Penzey endorsement. I'm also in total agreement with foodi4lif, buy small amounts. This will ensure that you not only buy fresh spices...but also that your using fresh spices.

dan
post #9 of 13
If you want to get hold of some less common spices, I'd try your local Indian Grocery store. You´ll be able to find all manner of strange things!
post #10 of 13
oboyoboyoboy. I know where I'm going this weekend. :)
post #11 of 13
I've always used Sid Weiner.
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post #12 of 13
Holler at my best old yankee pal in the world..his name is Joe Ames from PA. Joe's stuff is so fresh you have to slap it sometimes.

http://www.theingredientstore.com

Joe is just recovering from some serious open heart surgery with complications. His boy Bob is running the place. He be most glad to have you order from him as opposed to them other nice folks. That way Joe can get outta the horspital. Sometimes they wont let you leave till the bill is paid. Pulled that one on me on the birth of one of my chillins one time. Now dont even click on his FAB bbq injections. It make you want to buy some.

bigwheel
post #13 of 13
Terra Spice has the freshest stock of spices, and will do custom blends.
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