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Need an online source for Indian spices that ships to Canada

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Miralixx Aug 13, 2008 11:53 PM

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I can find almost everything I need here in Kelowna, but I need an online source for the more esoteric ones--asafetida and mustard oil, for example.

  1. Richard 16 Aug 14, 2008 12:07 AM

    Have you looked at Penzys?

    http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzey...

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      gordeaux Aug 15, 2008 07:46 PM

      asefoetida/mustard oil @ Penzey's?
      I might be wrong, but I thought Penzey's / Spice house were only for things an Indian cook would not really use. The both do a decent Garam Masala, but it costs about five times more than it should. Try this. Canada? Not sure.

      http://www.patelbrothersusa.com/index...

    2. howlin Aug 14, 2008 02:19 PM

      the epicentre.com

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        Miralixx Aug 14, 2008 04:22 PM

        No mustard oil or asafetidia, unfortunately...

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          howlin Aug 14, 2008 08:02 PM

          sorry ,bad site.how about ishopindian.com,ive never ordered but they have quite a bit of stuff.

      2. raidar Aug 14, 2008 07:17 PM

        I feel your pain after living in a few places that suffer from a lack of spice/cooking availability. We have a few shops in Millwoods (Edmonton) that stock a huge collection of Indian spices, beans and other goodies.

        After a bit of googling, it does look like a few websites out of the UK (http://www.natco-online.com/ as an example) offer shipping to Canada. I'll keep looking, as there must be something on this side of the pond that can fill your needs.

        1. fmed Aug 15, 2008 07:17 AM

          Try South China Seas Trading Co. They don't have a webstore (it's in the works), but you can email them here to order spices: http://www.southchinaseas.ca/Pages/or...

          1. LNG212 Aug 27, 2008 09:19 AM

            When I need any specialty spices, esp. Indian, I shop at Kalustyans in Manhattan. They have everything that I never heard of until I went looking. I find their stuff very fresh because, I assume, they have a rapid turnover. They also have a website and mail order business here: http://www.kalustyans.com/default.asp . I don't know if they ship to Canada but they do have an "overseas shipping" bit of info on the site.

            1. paulj Aug 27, 2008 10:14 AM

              Do you have any friends or relatives in Vancouver? The amount of asafetida that you are likely to use in a year could be sent first class postage.

              google maps lists a
              Okanagan Spiceland & Video
              169 Asher Road, Kelowna, BC V1X 3H5, Canada - (250) 765-1546

              1. chocabot Aug 27, 2008 10:18 AM

                keeping it in Canada, you could try the Spice Trader. They have online shopping.

                http://www.thespicetrader.ca/

                They're in Toronto and they have another store downstairs called the Olive Pit that sells special oils.

                If they don't have what you want, I'm sure they can get it or direct you.

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