Originally Posted by Andy M.
Penzeys spices plus shipping isn't cheap.
The best place to buy inexpensive good spices is at ethnic grocery stores. Indian, Middle Eastern, Asian, etc. Walk in the door and the aromas are amazing!
That's great when you live where such things exist. For those of us who don't, online works great.
My favorite online shop is Savory Spice Shop
. I shopped their second store before we moved out of reasonable shopping distance, and now I shop them online when I run out of something between visits to Denver. If you save the bottle and take it with you when you go back for a replacement, they refill it and you only pay for the spices.
I love their jerk seasoning blends, as well as several other blends (Bajan Seasoning, Cherry Creek Seafood Seasoning, Barrier Reef Seasoning). They have a dozen or more different curries. They even have a Ghost Curry made with ghost chili peppers for those who like it Indian hot. Some good flavored salts too. As well as freshly dried and packaged individual herbs and spices, and very good vanilla extracts.
They have some good recipes on the site too.