I love to cook, and my spice cabinet is filled with many different spices and herbs. So I was excited when I was introduced to the Spice Rack located in the Chestnut Hill section of the city. A black-owned and family ran business; the Spice Rack has been creating their unique blends of spices for over a decade. After realizing that there were not many businesses outside of Philadelphia that offered spices, herbs, and organic ingredients to use for cooking, they took matters in their own hands, and the Spice Rack was created.
The Spice Rack carries an array of items that will please your taste palate, which of course, include spice blends, cooking sauces, olive oils, marinades, baking mixes, and maple syrups ( my favorite is the Sugar Bob’s Smokes Maple Syrup, heaven in a bottle). The storefront also offers farm-fresh, organic, vegan, and gluten-free options, so whatever you need, they have you covered.
If you happen to be a foodie like myself and like to try new flavors, they have an amazing selection of flavor combinations. If you love dessert like I do, try their Apple Pie A-La-Mode Dessert Sauce a great addition to baked goods, fruits, or even a sundae. Looking for something sweet with a little kick, try marinating your chicken, beef, or fish in their Apricot Ginger Teriyaki Glaze marinade. Love hot sauce? Try one of their vendors Hazel and Ash’s Organic Smoked Paprika & Mango Hot Sauce, great on wings, lamb, and vegetables. One of the reasons that drew me to this business is that they support other small businesses and are consistently searching for new products to showcase for their monthly tastings. What’s that saying, teamwork makes the dream work?
I’m all about customer service and presentation, and upon entering the Spice Rack, I felt like I was at home. Kim and Shannon, who run the store together, were so nice and genuine and answered any questions that I had about the products. What I also saw was passion and drive, I love entrepreneurs who love what they do, and their brick and mortar is immaculate and pleasing to the eyes.
So, if you ever in the Chestnut Hill section, please visit their storefront located at 8428 Germantown Ave. Follow them on Instagram @phillyspicerack/ Also, visit their website https://phillyspicerack.com where you can also purchase their products. Don’t forget to tell them that Celebrity sent ya!
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