Lafayette Spices has a long rich history of going to great lengths to source the world’s finest ingredients. These are salts, spices, peppercorns, and dried flowers procured with a purpose. Whether it’s a crack of peppercorn over a home cooked meal, or the careful placement of fine sea salt at a Michelin starred restaurant, Lafayette Spices is here to bring you extraordinary quality, year round. Our story begins in 1970’s France – a small company that has always had an intense passion for flavor and a drive for quality. Fast forward to today, and you’ll find we have that same inspiration fueling our efforts. We search the cracks and crevices of the Earth for seasonings that have been around since the beginning of time, but have alluded us for centuries.
Through our parent company, Flavour Fields, we have been ingrained in the culinary world for decades. While working with chefs and home cooks we realized that fresh herbs, spices, and salts were either cheap and low in quality or decent in quality but financially out of reach. We are a small enough company to not have huge overhead and large enough to buy directly from the farmer (vs a third party). Our exclusive relationship with these small farmers results in exclusive high quality products with an unparalleled price point. Time honored techniques of sourcing intersect with state of the art finishing and quality control checkpoints. This ensures that the ingredients you use are fresh, safe, and flavorful. These are seasonings with a rich history, and a story – and we’re delighted to bring them to your table.
We offer these seasonings in three categories: Salts, Fresh Spices, and Herbs and Blends. We’re going to discuss each of these in detail, but let’s start with the salts. Lafayette Spices carries 13 different salts from all over the world! Each is sourced with great care and particular attention to flavor quality. Some of these products are pure salts with no additives and some of them are blends. The pure salts include Pink Himalayan Salt, Fleur de Sel, Blue Persian Salt, and Pyramid Salt. The blends or flavored salts include Beechwood Smoked Salt, Cabernet Salt, Crazy Salt, Celery Salt, Espelette Pepper Salt, Herbes de Provence Salt, Lemon Pyramid Salt, Pink Himalayan Salt with Roses, Smoked Sweet Pepper Pyramid Salt, and Scandinavian Salt.
Moving on to the Fresh Spices! These are sourced with the same care as our salts. You’ll never think of peppercorns the same way again! Our portfolio is ever expanding – at the moment we carry a Five Peppercorn Mix, Cumeo Tailed Peppercorn, Black Whole Peppercorns (these can be ground into a fine or medium grind), Assam Peppercorns, Fermented Green Peppercorns, Kampot Long Red Peppercorns, Kampot Peppercorns, Madras Curry Powder, Malabar White Peppercorns (available ground and whole), Pink Peppercorns, Sarawak Black Peppercorns, Sichuan Green Peppercorns, Smoked Long Peppercorns, Tellicherry Smoked Peppercorns, Timut Peppercorns, and Wild Tailed Peppercorns.
Also in the spice category, but not technically a spice, are our toasted sesame seeds. These hail straight from Japan and are some of the tastiest morsels you’ve ever tried. Each is just bursting with huge flavor and insane creativity potential. The sesame seed category includes: Toasted Yuzu Sesame Seeds, Toasted Curry Sesame Seeds, Toasted Tex Mex Sesame Seeds, and Toasted Wasabi Sesame Seeds. These are delectable on salads, toast, popcorn, and when used to crust fish and meats.
Finally, we’ve come to our last category: Herbs and Blends, and Spice Kits. At the moment, we only offer one “herb based” product: the Herbes de Provence, but it’s a doozy! If you want to really blow your dinner guests away with the most incredibly flavored roasted chicken – the Herbes de Provence is how you do it!
We also carry several different combo kits if you’re feeling adventurous: The Toasted Sesame Seeds Kit contains all four of our delicious toasted sesame seeds. The Fruity Peppercorn Kit is a real knockout deal and perfect for the adventurous foodie in your life. It contains our four fruity peppercorns: Pink Peppercorns, Cumeo Tailed Peppercorns, Timut Peppercorns, and Sechuan Green Peppercorns. Any of these would be fantastic on duck, pork, quail, squab, or venison! The Essentials Kit is perhaps the best deal we offer: it contains our famous Herbes de Provence blend and Whole Black Peppercorns with a special free gift of Pink Himalayan Salt! Now that’s a deal we can get on board with! The last and final kit, The Salt Kit. It’s a foodie’s dream and would make the perfect gift! It contains Pink Himalayan Salt, Cabernet salt, Fleur de Sel, and Beechwood Smoked Salt.
And there you have it! That’s a very brief overview of Lafayette Spices and our entire product line. While it seems expansive (and it is) we’ve only just begun. We’re prepared to scour every last crevice of the globe in search for incredible flavors. You can be sure that Lafayette Spices will be rolling out incredible products for years to come. Stay adventurous in the kitchen!