Our certified Kosher shop in Milwaukee offers the highest quality, certified Kosher spices, flavorings, and blends from the most trusted spice merchants in America. If you want your spices to be Kosher, please be sure to specify this on the Special Instructions section of our order form. Thank you.
We are often asked why spices from our Milwaukee store bear a kosher symbol while spices from our other locations do not.
You may have noticed that small symbol on some of your spice jars; an outline of Wisconsin containing a "K." This symbol indicates kosher certification.
Though the basic principles of kashrut (kosher law) are simple, the interpretation and implementation of these rules can be quite complicated. Fortunately, since vegetable material is generally considered kosher by default, most whole spices can be assumed to be kosher without specific certification*. For the most part, kosher certification for spices means supervision of how the processing is done.
Spice blends and some whole spices do require rabbinical supervision to be considered kosher. For this reason, either Rabbi Benzion Twersky or Rabbi Akiva Freilich visit the Spice House in Milwaukee every few months in order to oversee their operations and certify the products as kosher.
Each Spice House location contains its own processing facilities. Most of our ground spices and all of our spice blends are processed "in house" in the store at which they will be sold. Currently, only the Milwaukee Spice House has its facilities certified by a rabbi. What this means is that, although all of our locations sell "Sunny Spain", only "Sunny Spain" produced in Milwaukee is certified Kosher.
Those customers seeking spices with rabbinical kosher certification should place their orders via our website at thespicehouse.com and add a note stating Kosher only and we will make sure our kosher certified location fills your order or call the Milwaukee Spice House and place orders with them directly. They can be reached at 888-488-0977.
*It is important to note that, except in our Milwaukee store, our spices may have come into contact with equipment that is not considered kosher.
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As far as I'm concerned, there's no better one-stop shop for spices in this country than the Milwaukee- and Chicago-based Spice House. This second-generation family business sells some of the best spices around, and no matter how far my explorations into the world of spices took me, the Spice House always had what I was looking for. No, scratch that, they had three kinds of what I was looking for.Falkowitz, Serious Eats