quality spices for20 years
From our artisan shop located behind Seattle’s Pike Place Market, World Spice Merchants has been providing superior quality herbs, spices, teas and service to discerning chefs and home cooks since 1995.
We go to the ends of the earth to get the freshest spices possible and bring them home to create original blends inspired by regional traditions and international cuisines. We're sure you will enjoy cooking with our herbs, spices and blends as much as we enjoy finding and creating them for you
Brussels sprouts are a leftover food trauma from childhood that I've finally overcome. The limp, stinky-sulfur blobs (sorry, Mom) have been replaced with a crisp, roasted vegetable that is full of flavor and befitting a fall feast. Best of all, these are easy to make and a perfect vehicle for one of my favorite spice blends, Israeli Za'atar. The combination of herbs, sesame and sumac make this spice blend good enough to eat straight out of the jar, but it is even better on the brussels sprouts. A sprinkle of nigella seeds tops the dish off with an exotic garnish and a hint of nutty onion flavor.Check this out! >>
Za'atar is a time honored spice blend, and regional variations are beloved throughout the Middle East. This Israeli version is a simple mix of herbs, toasted sesame seeds and sumac. Try it as a sprinkle on vegetables, chicken or fish or simply mix with good olive oil to form a paste, spread on a pita, and toast until crisp. You can almost picture the street vendors in a bustling bazaar selling this time honored treat.Find out more >>