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About The Spice House
Happy Labor Day! Our shop in Old Town Chicago will be OPEN on Monday, September 1, from 11-5. All our other locations will be CLOSED September 1. Have a great holiday!
We believe that our company and every Spice House represents a way of life - a way of life which is quite old-fashioned in that the human factor is still at the center of our focus. We are now in our fifty-seventh year in business; all these years gave us time to evolve into what we are today. Our philosophy has always been to make you the freshest product by small, weekly batch grinding to ensure you the highest quality spices for your cooking needs. We import spices from countries of origin which have the highest recommendations for premium quality. Often, we offer several selections of origin so that you can sample the subtle variations and decide upon your own personal preference. The tools of our trade are a series of large stainless-steel scoops, mixing bowls, sifting screens of various mesh sizes, a small vibrating sifter, a collection of old-style stone and shearing mills, and most importantly, our human senses.
To read about Tom and Patty Erd, the owners of the Spice House, please see the owner's page.
To read more about spices, please visit The Lure and Lore of Spices which closely parallels many of the topics that Tom and Patty discuss during their frequent spice seminars.