Address: 342 Lygon Street, Carlton 3053
How to get there: Get off at University/Swanston Street Tram Stop and walk (1, 3, 3a, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 and 72)
Telephone: (03) 9023 1028
Monday ~ Saturday | 1000 – 1800
Sunday | 1100 – 1700
Dining conditions: n/a
Average Per Head: $
Hits & Misses: Hit
Little spice shop with facinating goods – where lovers of taste gather, welcoming the bakers and the master chefs at home.
I fell in love with its herb cabinet at the front of the store, I falsely called it a Chinese Medicine cabinet and later got corrected to French. I thought they were very similar to what I saw in the Chinese Medicine departments, but apparently it was a French design. I tried to google about it but had no luck in finding the difference between them… The one in the shop stored a very large variety of herbs, dried spices and sugar in them.
The young man in the store was lovely, he looked after all his customers, and if not in a hurry he would give you some tips on where to use the spices you purchased (if not implusively too much!).
I have always wanted to take some photos in the shop but was afraid that the shop may not be camera friendly, I was surprised at how generous he was about me taking photos =D
I was attracted to the Cardamom Sugar and Chocolate Sugar they have, I stared at them and wondered about a spoonful of tasting and the following consequences (=P). Instead of tasting, I made purchase of little bit of each. Put them into this beautiful air-seal paper bag.
A lot about Gewurzhaus is it’s packaging and ambience, it makes you want to buy things. Every little merchadise in there was a gift to go, without having to spend a fortune, you have something for your loved ones.
I have baked apple pies with the sugar and I love the little things it does to the flavour.
Yesterday I came up with a modified Apple Pie Recipe which is no longer a Pie but Puffs. See the Recipe HERE.
Read the Gewurzhaus story HERE.
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