spice bar yyc

The Spice Bar curates and crafts ethinically inspired spice blends meant to transport you to distant lands with every sprinkle and dash taking you on a gastronomic journey.

The Spice Bar

A recent favourite find is the Spice Bar, featuring a suite of spice blends highlighting the flavours of Africa and beyond. Beginning with the West African staple jollof rice, founder Onome Edha says she has “carefully curated a collection of (more than 15) spice blends inspired by the rich culinary traditions of diverse cultures that will take home cooks and food enthusiasts on a flavorful journey around the world.”

As admitted lightweights when it comes to heat, we started with the Ajebutter wing rub using the recipe card that came with the spice. It was delicious and an easy way to add an instant upgrade to a casual classic. Blending black pepper, curry, thyme, ginger, cayenne pepper, onion powder, paprika, salt, and other seasonings, the Ajebutter rub is the milder sister to the spicy Ajekpako rub. Named with tongue firmly in cheek, ajebutter is Nigerian slang that roughly translates to “bougie,” or someone born with a silver spoon in their mouth, while ajekpako refers to someone with toughness and street smarts. We love food with a sense of humour!

The Spice Bar | Order online at spicebaryyc.com