I visited the latest of the new food businesses in town this morning, Savory Spice Shop on 6th. Savory Spice is a dedicated spice shop, on West 6th Street, between Lamar and Mopac. Having been slightly spice deprived with the No Grocery Store Challenge, I was in heaven! The shop has every spice you could imagine, including spice blends, and whole seeds. It is literally wall to wall spices!
There were lots of different sugars, including this Maple Sugar which sounded great. I thought it would be a tasty sprinkle to top holiday cookies.
The way it works, is that for every large jar of spice, there is a sample jar – sampling is encouraged. You sprinkle some in your hand, taste it, then if any is leftover, you are encouraged to wipe your hands and let the excess fall to the floor, because it makes the floor smell good. If your desired spice isn’t already packaged in the amount you want to purchase, they will package it for you.
There were bins of Cinnamon sticks and Star Anise.
They also sell gift boxes of combined spices and books.
I specifically went to the shop for Cumin, and came away with Organic Cumin that smells divine, a jar for $4.38. To satisfy the Indian cravings I’ve been harboring since eating at Whip-In, and G’araj Mahal during birthday month (I miss birthday month!), I also bought some Hot Yellow Curry, Tikka Masala spice blend, and Thai Green Curry spice blend. The owners of the shop were very friendly and obviously excited about their new venture. Perhaps almost as excited as I am to have a dedicated spice shop on my way home from the Farmer’s Market. It is great fun to be a food lover in Austin right now. My morning grocery shopping today consisted of the SFC Farmer’s Market downtown, Savory Spice Shop, and Antonelli’s Cheese Shop. How awesome is that?
Savory Spice Shop – 1201B W. 6th Street, Austin 524-1093 There is parking behind the store through the Rounder’s driveway.