Rare spices were once used as currency, until hundreds of countries went bankrupt during the big chili cook-off. Enrich your pantry with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $39 for a Chicago ethnic neighborhoods spice box with 10 spices ($54.95 value)
- $39 for a Grill & BBQ deluxe gift box with 10 seasonings ($54.95 value)<p>
The ethnic neighborhoods spice box includes spices crafted to mirror the flavors of Chicago’s culinary enclaves, including Bronzeville rib rub, a Greektown seasoning for shish kabobs and gyros, and a Taylor Street cheese sprinkle. The Grill & BBQ deluxe gift box preps cooks for the summer grillin’ season with jerk seasoning, west indies-style BBQ rub, quebec beef spice, and more.
The Evanston location is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekends.
The Old Town location is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
The Spice House
If the appearance of spices were to reflect their real importance in the history of the world, the bottles of spices would be filled with bright glittery substances, diamonds, rubies, emeralds and gold.
—from The Spice Houses' web feature, The Lure and Lore of Spices
Each week, The Spice House's team imports pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, and all sorts of other spices from across the world. Then they grind, mix, and sift through it all, filling their shop with a sea of glass jars. Some contain blends, while others house pure spices, either ground or whole. But The Spice House is much more than a retail space—it's also a space of creativity and collaboration. Customers and staffers constantly share new recipes and ways to use spices.
How are Customers Using their Spices?
For easy reference, The Spice House maintains a recipe database, which houses more than 1,000 recipes submitted by The Spice House's staff, their customers, and culinary professionals. Some of their most popular recipes include Pickled Beets and Puerco Pibil.
Groupon Guide to Chicago
The Spice House's co-owner Patty Erd tells us about sourcing nutmeg at a cooperative in Grenada, where even the streets smell like the spice.
“The Spice House is a wonderful place. Anyone who loves to cook will love it! They also carry plenty of spice blends for those who don't have a clue in the kitchen....”
“The Spice House is a wonderful place. Anyone who loves to cook will love it! They also carry plenty of spice blends for those who don't have a clue in the kitchen. You can get great gifts there to suit different themes or personalities. If you aren't sure, the staff is always helpful. I'm a regular there and my cabinet is filled with their spices.”
“try the Chicago neighborhood blends”
“I love this store and the people are great. ”