From Our Editors
Texas cuisine and hot sauce go hand-in-hand in Austin, which is what makes Tears of Joy Hot Sauce Shop so popular. In a city that cares deeply about their spice levels, this storefront offers an impressive array of potential. An old-timey swinging sign welcomes visitors in, while windows filled with painted flames reflect the fire that waits for the daring. Inside, the walls are filled floor to ceiling with a huge assortment of hot sauces, salsas, BBQ sauces, marinades, jams and jellies, plus cooking sauces, spices and rubs for the home chef. The devoted owners are thrilled to help customers choose from almost 700 varieties of hot sauce to find the perfect combination of heat and flavor for winning customers. And for the freshest burn possible, look for Tears of Joy’s own line of hot sauces, where are brewed in batches from the kitchen in the back.