6 local spice makers to check out

These local spice makers will be sure to add spice to your next homecooked meal.
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Are you looking for new ways to spice up your home-cooked meals? We at Indy Maven have got you covered. Whether you are experienced with spicing up your meals or want to try a new spicy recipe, these local spice makers sell seasoning products to help you get started.


If you’re looking for a quick and easy dinner on a busy weeknight then Spicekick is the product for you. Inspired by a basic taco seasoning packet, Michelle Dudash wanted to make her own products with less sugar and salt. These spice kits only require protein and vegetables—and the spice, of course—to cook a satisfying chef-seasoned meal. You can purchase spice kits for chili, ramen, curry, and more. Spicekick even offers a subscription service where you can get products every 1, 2, or, 3 months.


Elizabeth Curet wanted to share her culture with everyone—that’s why she created Fire Island Seasoning. These seasoning blends and spice curations are “influenced by the Caribbean and Latin America, and share the foundational roots of Africa and Blackness.”  Some of the seasonings include Sazón Brava, a full-body blend of paprika, garlic, and onion, and Sofrito Satchel, described as the “Puerto Rican ‘Italian Seasoning.'”


Sin Den Spices offer a variety of spices for your seasoning needs—from cheddar cheese seasoning to mint chocolate coca. Currently featured in the shop? The Sin Den BBQ Seasoning Pack, which includes Big Beautiful Cow BBC Beef Rub, Happy Camp Chicken Seasoning and Vers All Purpose Rub. And for something sweet try the Salted Caramel, which is a blend of sugars and pink Himalayan salt. Check out their Instagram for dishes that use this seasoning. 


Afternoon Chai grew out of a speech pathologist’s passion for chai. In fact, the owner, Ruchi (Afternoon Chai’s owner and said speech pathologist), loved chai so much, she became a Certified TAC Tea Sommelier® and creator of the event Chai High Tea®. Ruchi, alongside her mom, Manjari, offers private in person tea classes, provides recipes on the website, and sells chai products. Afternoon Chai has flavors such as Masala and Assam chai in both sets and individual orders.


This Mediterranean food bar (the owner home country is Jordan) sells spices at the Broad Ripple Farmers Market every first and third Saturday of the month (plus you can purchase online). They use Zaatar as a base for all their mixes, which is a blend of thyme, sumac, and toasted sesame. And they don’t just sell spices, but also spreads.


Redwine Family Farms believes in growing food the natural way-no pesticides, no chemicals, hand planted, and hand-picked. This seasoning company has got you covered for everything from ranch seasoning to curry powder; their blends truly span the globe and have something for every palate. In addition to blends, they sell herbs & spices, dried peppers, salt blends, and dip mixes.

Emma Quasny is the Editorial Intern at Indy Maven. 

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