5 Absolutely Must-Visit Spice Dens
The Sri Lankan palates undeniably crave a range of spices. Our land being renowned for its spices from ancient days, makes it necessary to have popular spots when it comes to purchasing spices. Here are five go-to places to buy spices in Colombo.
1. Ma’s Tropical Food Processing Ltd
Ma’s Tropical Food Processing Pvt Ltd has been a market leader in food manufacturing in Sri Lanka for over 30 years. Based on values of fair trade, Ma’s strives to work with small scale farmers in Sri Lanka to find both the freshest ingredients and in return support the smaller communities within the country. Ma’s manufactures under their own label and also for private label customers and exports across the globe. Their ‘garam masala’ powder is highly recommended by users.
2. Williams Grinding Mill
The 67 year long running business that came to a grinding halt this year did stir mixed feelings among the public. However, this iconic place has now shifted to Hill Street past the Dehiwala Police station. William Grinding Mills has been trusted for years due to their variety of products for each customer. Other than their aromatic and authentic curry, chili and lemongrass powders, they also have products for people suffering from diabetes and forms of trusted Ayurvedic herbal therapy
They’re located down Nawala road, Colombo 05. They claim to serve the best wholesome and organic products in town, with quality assurance and a full money back policy. The general consensus is that they have the full range of products when it comes to spices.
4. Mc Currie Spice
For more than 25 years “Mc Currie” has brought to the dining tables of every Sri Lankan home the finest spices, blends, powders, sambols, chutnies and pickles. Their products include spices, spice blends, curry powders, curry pastes, a varied range of chutneys and pickles, ready-to-eat curries and many more!
5. Latheefia Pettah
Pettah has it all. This is your one-stop-shop for spices for Western cooking (paprika, oregano, onion powder, etc). It is said that the pricing is reasonable, given the types of Western spices you get here.
There you have it- the most-recommended places in Colombo when it comes to satisfying the spicy Sri-Lankan palates.