What makes our spices special?

Burlap & Barrel sources unique, beautiful spices for professional chefs and home cooks. As a Public Benefit Corporation, we partner directly with smallholder farmers to source spices that have never been available in the US before and help improve the livelihoods of our partner farmers. 

Welcome to a world of incredible flavor.

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Royal Cinnamon
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Wild Mountain Cumin
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Black Urfa Chili
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Cured Sumac
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Ground Black Lime
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Floyd Cardoz Masalas
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Gift Sets

Chef's Choice Collection
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Fundamentals Collection
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Adventurer's Collection
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Weeknight Dinner Collection
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The Complete Collection
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How we do it

Expert Farmers

Our spices come from farms, not factories, and we source from the most passionate & knowledgeable spice farmers (and foragers) in the world.

Equitable Sourcing

We set our partner farmers up to export their own crops for the first time, and we pay them 2-20x the commodity price for their best spices.

Unique Varietals

Our partner farmers get access to a whole new market for the first time, and we (and you!) get access to incredible spices never before available in the US.

Secrets to Choosing the Best Spices

Epicurious tested Ethan's spice skills, and the video has almost 2 million views! See how Ethan handled the challenge, and learn a little about spices on the way.

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Be Part of our Spice Squad

100% Quality Guarantee

 If any of our spices don't meet your standards, or if anything else went wrong with your order, let us know and we'll make it right.

Pay What You Can

Times are hard. If you can't afford our spices, please reach out. Let us know what you can pay, and we'll make it happen.

Guerrilla Ice Cream

Pro-bono advising and consulting organization for early-stage entrepreneurs of color and from other historically excluded backgrounds. Interested? Contact us.

What people are saying about us

Burlap & Barrel works directly with small farmers and cooperatives to source exceptional single-origin spices.

Martha Stewart

These are really wonderful, and very intense spices. Any cook would be thrilled.

Ruth Reichl, Best-Selling Author & Former Editor of Gourmet Magazine

It's like nothing you've ever had before. My taste buds are happy.

Marc Murphy, Celebrity Chef, Author, "Chopped" Judge

The spices at Burlap and Barrel are worth every penny they cost, and they are a secret ingredient available to anyone.

Seth Godin

In an industry dominated by lack of traceability and poor quality, Burlap & Barrel is sourcing sustainable, single-origin spices directly from farms around the world that pack an incredible punch.

Good Food Foundation

My dinners sing louder and clearer than ever before.

Sarah Jampel, Bon Appetit

Trying Burlap & Barrel up against the generic brands I had in my spice cabinet was one of those suddenly-I-see-in-technicolor moments.

Margaret Eby, Food & Wine

These days it's not uncommon to hear serious gastronomes swooning over the latest fragrant batch from Burlap & Barrel. Get your first taste. You’ll never go back.

Jeff Gordinier, Esquire

Truly the finest spice importer in the world. Burlap & Barrel constantly surprise and delight me with their quality.

John Hutt, Executive Chef, Museum of Food & Drink

Burlap & Barrel, a spice importer specializing in fine, single-origin products that will take you through the major demands of everyday cooking.

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Cooking with these spices has been a gamer-changer. They’re more complex, aromatic, and flavorful than any spices I’ve used before.

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[Burlap & Barrel] buys directly from small, independent farms and pays them above-market rates to secure their best products.

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Your spices will have robust, nuanced flavor that you'll never find from bland supermarket brands.

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