A locally owned Organic Spice Store in the heart of Toronto's Queen West district. We specialize in hand mixed and prepared Organic Spices, Olive Oils, Vinegars and cook books. Drop by and say hello!
Organic herbs and spices are sourced from around the world and sold in various forms (ground, dried, pods, seeds, etc.) at this West Queen West specialty store; olive oils, fine salts and spice sets in picturesque tins are also offered and displayed amid a backdrop of deep woods and brick.
I have been frequenting this place for years now. Ever since I discovered the difference between the taste of regular olive oil and the real deal, this has been my go to store.
They have a large selection of fine oils and vinegars and a table set up at the back with a staff to walk you through a tasting (much like wine tasting).
If you have a foody on your gift list this year, definitely... more
Family run, with personal service as a result. Interior is very cool.
In terms of product, excellent selection of olive oils - highly recommend the smoked olive oil by caastillo de canena which is hard to find in North America - but they carry it.
In terms of spices, it's definately on the pricier side, but the quality is good and fresh. Plus the cool tins are a nice touch.
i used to be a big fan when i first moved into the neighbourhood years ago. However i find for their spices, its hit or miss really, and some of the prices are too high imo.
some of the blends are not very authentic imo, such as the garam masala
My favourite part of the store would be the olive oils.
The customer service experience from the staff is generally very friendly. however having... more
The Spice Trader focuses on organic herbs and spices from around the globe. Virtually everything in the shop is organic (minus a few items that are simply not grown organically). Along with more than 100 individual spices, from asafetida to wasabi powder, you’ll find custom blends like the increasingly popular Middle Eastern Ras el Hanout and Za'atar. And who knew there were so many different... more