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Spices and Herbs in Calgary?

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Local Calgarians, please, I am looking for a place in Calgary that sells bulk spices and herbs.

I have been to Superstore, Safeway and Co-op and was not very impressed (I always wonder how long they have been sitting in those bins at Superstore and Safeway and Co-op has NO bulk herbs/spices). Sometimes you only need a little of something, you know?

I'm looking for spice rack essentials (ie peppercorns, cumin seeds) however, like to have exotic options to try. I used to be in Winnipeg which had Scoop and Weigh which sold essentially every spice and herb on earth (or so it seemed)and had quick turnover so you knew your spices were fairly fresh. Save on Foods in Edmonton has recently expanded their bulk spices however, obviously not available here in Calgary. We're in the downtown; closer is better but would be willing to travel.

Thoughts/suggestions?

Thank you.

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  1. Community Natural Foods. 10th Ave east of 14 St SW.

    1. Community is great,
      also, for fresh herbs at reasonable prices, Chongos in the Inglewood farmers market.

      1. Try Calgary Spiceland 1830 52 St SE

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        1. re: a voce

          Good suggestion but that's a long way from downtown!

        2. What about Cookbook Cafe...or something like that ...on 11th ave...I've wondered in a few times and they seem to have a lot of specialty items not available elsewhere...ie...a gazillion different kinds of salt... and some nice (and pricey) kitchen gadgets....

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          1. re: Susanbnyc

            It's the Cookbook Company, 711 11 Ave SW. 403-265-6066.

          2. cookbook co does not sell bulk spices.

            1. Try Spiceland on Fairmount Dr SE they have a great place and the prices are even better.

              1. How about Weigh2Go? They are at the Blackfoot Farmer's Market on Saturdays and Sundays.
                http://weigh2go.ca/

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                1. re: miss.foodie

                  that is good to know,they used to be in Southland Crossings & I've been looking for them!! thxs

                2. My new favourite place for spices is Silk Road Spices in Ramsay (with a smaller booth at the Currie Barracks Farmers Market). Their selection is amazing. Everything is sold in jars but they will measure out half jars in little packets: http://www.silkroadspices.ca/

                  1. The best place in town is The Silk Road in Inglewood. You can buy in bulk or not. Hands down the best.