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About Us

World Spice Merchants began as a sole proprietorship in 1995 and remains a small family business today. Our Flagship store adjacent to Seattle’s Pike Place Market is a thriving hub of flavor exploration, offering over 300 selections of pure herbs and spices, handcrafted blends and estate teas. We cater to everyone who loves food and flavor!

In 2018, we opened a second location, the World Spice Montana Outpost, to support online and commercial sales. The team at World Spice consists of dedicated Flavor Ambassadors working hard to provide the freshest quality spices, best service and most creative cooking inspirations.

Ethos

At World Spice, our values are rooted in the importance of relationships and responsibility in all aspects of our business. We embody our values by acting with integrity, kindness and respect. These are the imperatives of ethical business.

With our customers, we are dedicated to quality and service. Sourcing fresh, whole ingredients, grinding spices to order, and hand-crafting our blends in house allows us to offer the highest quality. By offering personal and attentive service, we hope to earn a lasting place on your spice shelf.

With our vendors, we forge lasting relationships built on cooperation. We deal directly with growers whenever we can, putting our money straight into the hands of the community. Many of our spices are sourced from regional collectives, domestic and international. By working closely with our providers, we have developed a core group of trusted vendors, who we have been fortunate to work with for many years.

For our team, we cultivate a workplace culture free from bullying, harassment or prejudice. Each team member is in a position that allows them to thrive. We provide health benefits and the best possible wages to everyone in a safe, joyful and kind environment. Our team is the heart of our business. This is one of the strongest ethics statement we can make.

For the planet, we buy and sell in bulk with minimal packaging to the greatest extent possible. We are always seeking new sources for organic spices and opportunities for fair-trade to support another half millennium of the spice trade.

Thanks for taking the time to get to know us.

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

World Spice Merchants
43,500+
chefs
675+
restaurants
26
years
60+
countries
652,000+
bags of spice