quality spices for
20 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

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Pasilla Oaxaca Vegetable Soup

Sometimes it's hard to get enough of a good thing, and that is certainly true with Pasilla Oaxaca chiles. Every summer we run out of the small crop of these rare chiles, and celebrate when they are harvested again in the fall. They come only from the Oaxaca region of southern Mexico and combine a rich dose of smoky chile flavor with just the right level of heat- not too much. We are thrilled, because this years crop just arrived!

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