Friday, March 30, 2012

The Spice of Life

One of my favorite stores is the Savory Spice Shop in Austin, TX. This store has every type of spice you can possibly imagine.


The inviting aroma outside the shop beckons you to come inside.



Once inside, you are greeted with rows and rows of wonderful spices.
Customers are encouraged to smell and taste the products before purchasing. 


They have an assortment of sampler boxes that would make fabulous gifts. 
Wouldn't this "Best of BBQ" be great for a man that loves to grill?


How about this for the baker in the family?


In addition to spices, they have a great selection of extracts.


I've purchased this "Lake Barkley Fried Chicken Seasoning" and honestly it smells just like fried chicken.


They also have the hottest chile pepper known to man. The revered Ghost Chile. I was offered a smell or taste, but I wanted to still have my taste buds for lunch.


These would make great hostess gifts.


Check out their selection of Chile blends and Chiles. I never realized there was such a variety. I purchased a container of some Aleppo chilies and some New Mexican mild green chile powder. I'm looking forward to experimenting with these. 

If you don't have a store in your area, you can always order off their website at: Savory Spice Shop. 

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12 comments:

  1. Aren't those just the nicest people? I love to stop in just to visit. My last haul included a truffle salt that has transformed breakfast many mornings. Truffle salted poached eggs. Now I can't wait until breakfast, again.

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    1. Maggie - They are super nice. They are very informative and helpful. They will usually give me the history of a spice and how to use it. I adore truffle salt. It sounds like it would be wonderful on eggs:)

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  2. I'll have to add this to my list of places to try next time I take a trip up to Austin...this is my kind of place! I'm going to hit Penzeys when I'm in Houston for Easter next weekend!

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    1. Wendy - It is a great place to visit. We usually stock up on a couple of our spices when we go there. I think they also have some cooking demos/classes.

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  3. Ummm...I can just about smell the wonderful aroma of the shop. I have to check out their website and maybe pay them a visit next time I'm in Austin.

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    1. It is definitely worth the trip. My husband loves their grilling spices. I think "Hudson Bay" is his favorite.

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  4. By accident I was the 5th person to walk into the shop the day they opened there doors. Since then I am constantly drawn to the cinnamons. I love how friendly they are. At Christmas last year I purchased frankincense and myrrh for my nativity scene I just loved that I could go and get spices like that. Great pics they really showcase the lovely shop!

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    1. Thanks! I LOVE the cinnamons they have. I purchased one that I use on grapefruit and yogurt in the morning. YUM!!

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  5. I was just there last Sunday (the west 6th st. location), because I knew they'd be the only place in town to carry Korean chile threads for homemade kimchi. Sure enough, Karen had them! I adore this shop. When I first went, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. Thanks for spreading the word about it. We need to support shops like this to make sure they stick around.

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    1. It is a wonderful place. So nice that you have one in your hometown. Homemade kimchi sounds amazing:)

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  6. what a cool shop! i wish we had something like that in nashville. that's totally the type of place i could get lost in for hours. looks fantastic!

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    1. Amy - Yes, I could get lost in that store looking at all the spices.

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