Our story

Our Story

Nestled below Pike Place Market on the Seattle waterfront, World Spice Merchants has been a hub of flavor exploration since 1995. It is a modern day spice bazaar — vibrant, diverse, and exploding with flavors from around the globe. With over 200 spices and seasonings gracing the shelves, World Spice is a destination offering unique flavor selections for every chef - from the humblest home cook to our James Beard awarded fans.

We fuel our passion for food and flavor by focusing on what we do best: spices, spice blends and estate teas. Our crew of spice specialists draws on expertise in many areas - from botany and plant chemistry to every aspect of the culinary arts, including eating! We bring all our spices in during the current harvest cycle and evaluate each one as it arrives to ensure that it is the best possible quality. This level of dedication and love of our craft means that each spice and seasoning blend we offer comes not from a numbered bin co-packed who knows where, but straight from our kitchen to yours.

Thank you for visiting and supporting our artisan enterprise. Thank you for shopping small. We look forward to sharing more time in the kitchen.