Savory Spice Shop

Downtown Santa Rosa at 317 D Street, between 4th and 5th. I have only been in there once, but they had asafoetida in stock, great prices, and the freshest saffron I have ever seen! (Seriously, it looked like it was glowing under a black light it was so vibrant. It was a deep dark red, the flavor is strong and so good, and less than $13 a gram to boot! It was Spanish Coupe, if you care to know.)

Both Pat and Cheryl there were extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic about what they were doing. They were interested in what I was making with my purchases and where I had been getting things before.

They had whole spices and could grind them for you there. They had many rubs and other mixtures. The store is large and spacious so you don’t have to crowd around one rack if there are lots of people there.

It looks like I won’t have to go to Fremont for spices anymore, or worse, make do with the garbage at Safeway, Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s (all 100% crap: old, flavorless, sad and expensive).

Please check them out and shop there, I like to have my dealers local.

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