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Dec 12, 2007 10:29 PM

Hot Sauce Store in Culver City Area

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

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  1. 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

      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

        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

          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: Servorg

              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.

        2. 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

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

            1. re: goodhealthgourmet

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

              1. re: Burger Boy

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

                1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                  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

                    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: eatdrinknbmerry

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


            1. re: mystiksc

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

              1. re: eatdrinknbmerry

                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!

            2. 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.

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