Top Spice Emporiums in Johannesburg


Add a little spice to your life by visiting Joburg’s top spice emporiums. Whether you are looking for a spicy masala, Thai chili paste or something to liven up your Sunday roast, these stores have got just what you need. 

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Akhalwaya’s Spice Importers

Akhalwaya’s Spice Emporium have been trading imported spices in South Africa for four decades. Their flagship store in Fordsburg stocks a wide range of Asian and Indian spices, lentils, rice, herbs and desiccated coconut. The Akhalwaya’s brand is synonymous with quality spice products and tasty Halal take-aways. Visit one of their stores located around the city to pick up all you need to whip up a spicy dhall, breyani or dessert.

Details: 25 Central Road, Fordsburg , Johannesburg | +27 11 838 3490 | akhalwaya@tiscali.co.za

Mallies Spice Works

Mallies Spice Works is an unassuming spice heaven located in Newtown. You might think that you’ve come to the wrong place, as Mallies exterior looks nothing like a spice emporium. But once you step inside, you will discover a wonderland of brightly coloured aromatics. Traders and restaurateurs come from all over the country to visit Mallies factory shop. As their spices are mostly organic, this is a vegan hot spot for all things spicy. If that isn’t enough to convince you to pay them a visit, they also stock Panda liquorice – an all natural, soft liquorice suitable for vegan, Kosher and Halal diets.

Details: 111 Carr St, Newtown, Johannesburg | 011 838 6796

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B Nagiah’s

B Nagiah’s is predominantly a lamb and mutton butcher, specialising in high-quality meat cuts delivered straight from Karoo farms. However, what would a tender lamb shank be without herbs and spices? B Nagiah’s stock an assortment of chili powders, earthy spices and aromats to bring life to your lamb dishes. With stores in Midrand and Randburg, B Nagiah’s is easily accessible and super convenient.

Details: Click here for more information

Spices for Eden

Spices for Eden is located along Edenvale’s bustling main avenue. Local residents know that this is place to go for spices, soya products, pulses and dried fruit. Plus, the store is right next door to an Indian restaurant and take-away. So, if you are feeling just a little too lazy to cook up a curry storm with your newly purchased spices, pop into the restaurant for a Durban-style bunny chow, roti roll or samoosa.

Details: Shop 69e Sunrise Centre, 71 Van Riebeeck Avenue, Edenvale, Johannesburg | 083 303 6625

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The Spice Emporium

The Spice Emporium is a family-run business based in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal. They also have a spice counter which is operated from within the Vorna Valley Super Spar in Midrand. Here you can stock up on an array of dried spices and seeds, as well as nut flours, fine vermicelli and other sweet treats.

Details: Superspar, Cnr Albertyn Street and Harry Galaun Drive, Vorna Valley, Midrand, Johannesburg | +27 11 805 3543

Friends Thai Supermarket

Cyrildene’s Derrick Avenue is home to a number of Chinese and Thai supermarkets. One of the most popular among visitors is the Friends Thai Supermarket. Not only can you pick up an assortment of Thai food products, but they also stock Thai chili paste and various spices. Add a can of coconut milk and some Asian vegetables to your shopping basket and you will be whipping up glorious Thai-inspired curries in no time.

011 622 103321B Hettie St, Cyrildene, Johannesburg | 011 622 1033

Food Lovers Market 

Food Lovers Market is all about fresh produce and helping the customer make healthier choices. A select few stores now also have a dedicated spice section. From cinnamon, to garam masala and ground ginger, the Food Lovers spice route is exotic and inspiring. Stock up on all your essentials, plus a few special treats here. Just be careful not to mess tumeric powder on your nice new white t-shirt!

Details: Click here for more information

Happy Spice Shopping! 

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