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Spice house in St. Louis?

KSauce Mar 19, 2007 05:31 PM

In Chicago I know there is the spice house (in Evanston and North side) where one can get quality spices (including Vanilla extract) sold cheaply and in almost any quantity needed. Is there a place in St Louis where I can do the same?

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  1. bobzemuda RE: KSauce Mar 19, 2007 06:24 PM

    The Penzey's location in Maplewood is about your best bet in St. Louis.

    1. DavesCheapEats RE: KSauce Mar 20, 2007 02:01 PM

      My favorite spice shop is the one in the middle of Soulard Farmer's Market. Huge selection, dirt cheap for their bulks. They also carry some name brands but I always go for the bulk spices.

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        p.j. RE: DavesCheapEats Mar 20, 2007 03:30 PM

        Hey, Dave, is the shop open other days in addition to Saturdays? I don't shop on Sat., and therefore haven't been to Soulard in years. I loved the spice shop, and wasn't sure if it was still open.
        Do you know the name of the place? I don't recall that they had a phone!

        While I like Penzey's, I also recommend Jay's International Grocery on South Grand and Global Foods in Kirkwood for low cost, ethnic spices.

        Thanks, p.j.

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        pixelbender RE: KSauce Mar 23, 2007 01:12 AM

        My family has always bought their spices from the Olde Towne Spice Shoppe in St Charles. You can reach them at oldtownspices.com online as well for ordering.

        A family member recently told me they were taken over by someone else, and weren't as good as before. I just ordered from them online and through the website and what I received in the mail I couldn't tell a difference. (I've been away from STL for a few years but still order my spices from them).

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