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Hot Sauce Store in Culver City Area

mystiksc Dec 12, 2007 10:29 PM

Does anyone know a good store that has tons of different hot sauces in Culver City/Los Angeles Area?

  1. goodhealthgourmet Dec 12, 2007 10:37 PM

    actually, whole foods has a pretty good selection.

    you're not likely to find a store that specializes in them, but there are plenty of web sites devoted to all things spicy. most have hundreds to choose from - just do a google search for "hot sauce."

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet
      eatdrinknbmerry Dec 12, 2007 11:09 PM

      From Culver City, if you drive up Fairfax to 3rd st... you can find a store that specifically sells Hot Sauce.

      Light My Fire
      Undoubtedly the most amazing condiment store anywhere. Light My Fire has hundreds (perhaps thousands) of hot sauces from around the world. Ranging from mild and amusing to spicy enough to curl eyebrows, the selection here is so rich and varied that a single selection seems impossible. The sauces are rated, by the way: a posted scale corresponds to the locations of the sauces, rated from 1 (just a little kick) to 10 (you’ll need a large glass of milk to soothe the burn).

      Stall # 230
      (323) 930-2484

      1. re: eatdrinknbmerry
        goodhealthgourmet Dec 12, 2007 11:39 PM

        how i never knew about that little gem is beyond me....i'm a hot sauce addict.

        oh boy, this could be very bad. i see a visit to the farmers' market in my near future ;)

        thanks for the tip!

        1. re: eatdrinknbmerry
          Hershey Bomar Dec 13, 2007 01:05 PM

          I rely on this place and make a trip here several times a year but it is pricey. Also a lot of the product they carry isn't real it's just novelty stuff.

          1. re: eatdrinknbmerry
            Servorg Dec 13, 2007 01:32 PM

            The link isn't working.

            1. re: Servorg
              eatdrinknbmerry Dec 13, 2007 02:17 PM

              Yeah the link isn't working. the store is right next to the bar, which is in the center of the Farmer's Market, can't miss it.

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                Servorg Feb 10, 2010 12:58 PM

                Now the link is working!

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          Burger Boy Dec 13, 2007 03:16 AM

          Surfas has a selection but the Hot Sauce Store, in the Farmers Market, is worth the extra 2-3 miles.

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          1. re: Burger Boy
            goodhealthgourmet Dec 13, 2007 12:54 PM

            actually i think the hot sauce options at surfas are pretty lame. they have a couple of unique products, but a very limited selection.

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              Burger Boy Dec 13, 2007 01:26 PM

              I agree, but ib Culver City, it is an option, average selection, but lots of dried chiles and spicy powders!

              1. re: Burger Boy
                goodhealthgourmet Dec 13, 2007 05:18 PM

                speaking of dried chiles & spicy powders, they do have a great shichimi togarashi.

                1. re: goodhealthgourmet
                  Burger Boy Dec 14, 2007 07:50 AM

                  What is that, they have some japanese dried chile in the little bottles and some different sauces, but I do not remember names.

                  1. re: Burger Boy
                    goodhealthgourmet Dec 14, 2007 10:31 AM

                    it's a japanese 7-spice blend that typically includes red chile pepper or powder, roasted orange or tangerine peel, white and black sesame seeds, japanese sansho pepper, seaweed, and ginger. surfas has it in those silver tins along with the other dried spices & powders.

                    1. re: goodhealthgourmet
                      eatdrinknbmerry Dec 14, 2007 10:58 AM

                      shichimi togorashi by S&B?

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                        Dommy Dec 14, 2007 11:53 AM

                        Yup! Although I think you probably get it cheaper at Mitsuwa not terribly far away...


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            mystiksc Dec 13, 2007 02:55 PM

            thanks for the help :)

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            1. re: mystiksc
              eatdrinknbmerry Dec 13, 2007 03:32 PM

              make sure you have a bottle of milk w/ you if you're doing a hot sauce tasting.

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                sel Dec 14, 2007 08:29 AM

                Light My Fire used to allow customers to taste various sauces on plain tortilla chips but the L.A. Co. H.D. put a stop to it!

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              ChrisJeffries Oct 21, 2009 12:14 PM

              I checked out Light My Fire last weekend and they have a huge selection of hot sauces. I remember someone wrote they sell novelty hot sauces and found one called Big Papi En Fuego, I love baseball so I thought i'd give it a try. For novelty this sauce kicks ass, way thicker than I expected, I think this will last me twice as long as the bottle of Frank's in my fridge.

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                mar52 Feb 10, 2010 12:55 PM

                Armand's Discount, the fireplace & BBQ shop on the corner of Bagley (Main) and Venice sells several types of bottled hot sauces.

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