Cardamom & Cloves
If you’ve ever gone in search of smoked salt, filé powder or Mexican oregano, you know fresh, high-quality herbs and spices can be hard to find. Friendly, expert advice can be just as scarce, since most grocers know relatively little about herbs and spices.
At Cardamom & Cloves, we aim to change all that. We’re Ottawa’s premier spice shop. We source a wide selection of the freshest, highest quality ingredients from around the world. Every herb, salt and spice in our shop and blends are ethically sourced. We support other small spice houses, local businesses and ingredients. We look for fairly traded, organic, and wild grown ingredients.
But we don’t just stock herbs and spices — we know a lot about them, their rich history, deep cultural significance, and range of applications. It’s knowledge we love to share, and one of the secrets to our outstanding customer service.
NOT ALL SPICE BLENDS ARE EQUAL
Flavour is highly subjective. Everyone has slightly different preferences. That’s why we’re delighted to offer options for personalizing your favourite blends. You can decide how hot you would like your Taco Seasoning or if you prefer Smoky Pickling Spice! Our blends are ground and made lovingly by hand when you place your order. No mixes contain filler of any kind, and only the ingredients on the label. Every blend is gluten free, sulphite free and vegan.
NEED SOME SPICY INSPIRATION?
Why not check out our blog where we are regularly adding recipes, spice facts and tips? Click here to see our latest postings! Or take a look at our monthly spice subscription! We send a kit of three spice samples plus recipes to you each month - discover new blends with easy, seasonally inspired ingredient recipes with international flavour.
Hand Blended Spice Mixes
All of our spice blends are mixed in small batches, by hand and with love! They are gluten free, vegan and never have any fillers or preservatives. Our ingredients are always ethically sourced - meaning they are fair trade, organic, shade grown, locally sourced, small farm, wild harvested or any combination.
Unless otherwise noted, spices are sold in 59 ml portions in resealable, air tight, rice paper bags. We ship across Canada!