Trade bland and boring for serious spices at Penzeys.
Ever since Penzeys set up shop in Carytown a few years back I’ve been in love. Their straightforward packaging, comprehensive inventory, and startlingly flavorful spices are nothing to sneeze at. If a flavor exists, it likely exists in a way you’ve not experienced at Penzeys. Sure things cost more than run-of-the-mill, who-knows-how-old supermarket stuff, but what you get from Penzeys is so potent you’ll actually end up using less. Plus your food will have flavors! Like, amazing, intense flavors! I’m not sure what I was eating before I experienced the Vietnamese Extra Fancy cinnamon, but I’m not certain it was even in the same phylum.
Extra double tip: sign up for their free catalog! It comes not too often, includes charming recipes and stories, and usually contains a coupon for free spices.