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Where Can I Buy Those Hard-To-Find Ingredients?


We pioneered a mail order service for spices and ingredients in 1982. We regret we no longer offer this service, apart from one or two really specialist items such as Beetroot Powder. Today most spices are readily available at supermarkets and good delis. But they are often expensive brands and never provide a full range.



We recommend Natco's long-established Indian product ranges, available at all Asian stores. Their plastic spice tubs are the tops and their range of general ingredients is enormous and high quality. If you can't get to an Asian store, they sell online at: 


Seasoned Pioneers

This company, run with passion by founder Mark Steene and his gang sells spices, seasonings, mixes and items from around the tasty world. Pat and Dominique say: One of the best websites we know. Which isn't surprising because their ranges are just as excellent. Their packaging makes ordinary ingredients look fantastic. But who said Seasoned Pioneers do the ordinary. Two of our favourites are Ras el Hanout and Naga Chillies.


Hot Headz

Another man whose business spells passion is Stuart McAllister. His business, Hot Headz needs few words to explain it. His simple and very effective web site sells every known chilli sauce known to mankind and then some. Hot Hedtz, Unit C5, Phonenix Trading Estate, London Road, Thrupp, Stroud. GL5 2BX Telephone: 01453 731 052. Fax: 01453 731 747.


The Fish Society

It is so difficult to buy decent fish and shelfish. And if you love Sushi or fish curries, (or anything fishy for that matter) this maybe is the answer to your fish-head prayers! The man with the passion in this case is James Smith who describes his business as the UK's leading mail order fishmonger. And it is! If nothing else, enjoy their 52 page printed catalogue, which is a fish encyclopedia. The Fish Society, Freepost, Wormley, Surrey. GU8 5TG. Telephone FREEPHONE 0800 279 3474.



Steenbergs Organics Steenbergs specialise in carefully selected ingredients imported from around the world. Steenbergs range of organic spices is second to none. Steenbergs selects its organic herbs from specialist growers around the mediterranea. Their salts are hand-harvested sea salts from the Algarve region of Portugal. Visit their site to view these and all their products. Steenberg Organics, 6, Hallikeld Close, Barker Business Park, Melmerby, Ripon. HG4 5GZ. Telephone: 01765 640088.


In addition there are a number of smaller online mail order spice companies where you can buy your requirements. Here are some of them. (Please note we are not responsible for the accuracy of the info below nor the quality of their products or services).

If you know of any other mail order spice suppliers, let us know. Please e-mail:



We have supplied this information gratuitously, and cannot be held responsible if these companies do not meet your expectations. If you know of any other mail order suppliers, let us know. Please email:


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