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If you’re an Australian who is at all interested in cooking, chances are you’ve heard of Herbie’s Spices.

Started by Ian and Liz Hemphill decades ago, this successful supplier of herbs and spices now distributes its products throughout Australia.  Their one and only retail store is based in the Sydney suburb of Rozelle, which is thankfully only a short drive from our place.

The shop is quite small, but jam packed with treasure.  It’s been there for as long as I can remember – in the late 90s, the original Tetsuya’s restaurant was located just a few doors down.  There are oodles of gift packs for sale…

Nearly every imaginable dried herb and spice is available in either thick plastic bags or jars – the photo below shows less than a third of what’s on offer…

Behind the counter is a sample of every product; customers are encouraged to sniff and examine before buying…

This giant sheaf of cinnamon is a permanent fixture, and is probably worth a fortune!

Herbie’s products aren’t cheap, but they are always fresh, aromatic and of the highest quality.  For us, the biggest drawcards are the spice blends – their Chermoula and Mexican mixes are our kitchen staples, and their (sweet) Mixed Spice is the best I’ve ever tried.   They also do a Smoked Paprika which is out of this world,  and offer scores of unusual items, like the Australian Bush Tomatoes in the photo below, Grains of Paradise (Melegueta Pepper)  and Tonka Beans.

If you’re ever in Rozelle, Herbie’s Spices is definitely worth a visit.  Ian and Liz Hemphill are a couple of the nicest people you’ll ever meet, and they’re often manning the counter on Saturdays!

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Herbie’s Spices
745 Darling Street

Mon-Fri 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
(02) 9555 6035

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