5 Spicy Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

5 Spicy Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

by Erica Perez

With Mother's Day around the corner, we have some great gift ideas for all the moms in your life.

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We're Expanding!

We're Expanding!

by Erica Perez

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6 Easter Recipe Ideas

6 Easter Recipe Ideas

by Erica Perez

Unlike other food-focused holidays, Easter eating traditions tend to be a little less firm. Roasted meats such as lamb, egg-centered dishes and light, springy desserts are all par for the course.

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How to Use Matcha Salt

How to Use Matcha Salt

by Erica Perez

Featuring finely ground green tea leaves and toasted brown rice (genmai), our Matcha Salt is a versatile finishing salt that adds vegetal, nutty flavor to savory or sweet dishes.

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Introducing Grand Lake Shake

Introducing Grand Lake Shake

by Erica Perez

Goodbye, Prime Rib Roast Seasoning, hello Grand Lake Shake! In the past, many customers skimmed over our Prime Rib Roast Seasoning, thinking "I never make Prime Rib," or "I don't eat meat." Little did they know they were missing a versatile seasoning that has so many uses beyond prime rib!

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Essential Spices for the Indian Pantry

Essential Spices for the Indian Pantry

by Erica Perez

In a recent column for the San Francisco Chronicle, food photographer and blogger Nik Sharma provides a guide for stocking the Indian pantry, listing the spices and ingredients he loves and uses most and why.

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3 Sweets for Your Sweetie on Valentine's Day

3 Sweets for Your Sweetie on Valentine's Day

by Erica Perez

We're big fans of home-cooked meals on Valentine's Day. Whether it's breakfast in bed or a sumptuous multi-course dinner, it's a warm gesture to cook for your honey or to cook something new together.

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10 Spicy Ideas for Super Bowl Eats

10 Spicy Ideas for Super Bowl Eats

by Erica Perez

Looking for some delicious ideas for this weekend's Super Bowl? Whether you're in it for the game, the commercials or just the snacks, we have some tasty suggestions for incorporating spices into the party.

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The Kitchn: At Home with Nutritionist Cassandra Gates

The Kitchn: At Home with Nutritionist Cassandra Gates

by Erica Perez

As part of Kitchn's series on cooks' kitchens, Broth Baby owner and nutritionist Cassandra Gates gives readers a peek at her spice rack laden with Oaktown Spice Shop spices. 

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Celebrating Five Years

Celebrating Five Years

by Erica Perez

We officially opened our doors five years (and about a month) ago. Yes, we’re a little late in mentioning it, but here it is: Thank you all of you for your support of Oaktown Spice Shop!

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A Well-Designed Day in Oakland's Grand Lake Neighborhood

A Well-Designed Day in Oakland's Grand Lake Neighborhood

by Erica Perez

Thanks to customers Joe and Keith for including us in their idea of a well-designed day in Oakland's Grand Lake neighborhood for Apartment Therapy!

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Berkeleyside: Grand Lake’s Oaktown Spice Shop thrives, expands

Berkeleyside: Grand Lake’s Oaktown Spice Shop thrives, expands

by Erica Perez

Berkeleyside Nosh takes a look at our new location and finds "a heady aroma of warm spice." 

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Refill Bags Ship for Free!

Now it's even easier to stock up on your pantry staples or try out new flavors! Refill bags of all our spices now ship for free, even if you order just one. 

Click on the size menu and choose the "1/2 cup bag" option from the drop down menu to find the refill bag.