It’s no secret that Louisiana has some of the most diverse and delicious cuisines around. Oftentimes, when you think of the food in New Orleans, you’ll think of gumbo, po’ boys, etouffees, etc. But what are these Cajun dishes without the spices and hot sauces that make them so great? That’s where Pepper Palace comes in. There’s no better feeling than being able to bring the taste of New Orleans home with you, whether you’re local or a visitor.
One of the things that makes Pepper Palace one of my favorite places to shop is their huge selection of spice blends, hot sauces, and more. 200 different options, to be exact. As soon as you walk in the door, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the wide selection of hot sauces and seasonings, but that just means you are guaranteed to find exactly what you’re looking for. My absolute favorite thing about Pepper Palace, however, is that all their products are handmade from the freshest and most natural ingredients. This means no steam injecting or huge kettles, just humans making fresh food. From its humble start as a kiosk at a mall in Wisconsin in 1989, Pepper Palace has stood by its promise for quality products even as their business grew and spread across the US and Canada. They pride themselves on being a family-owned business that strives to always provide exceptional service and products.
If you are in or visiting New Orleans, you can check out Pepper Palace for yourself at one of their three locations. The French Market is a popular shopping destination for both locals and tourists, which makes it a great spot for one of the Pepper Palace locations. I highly recommend checking it out as you stroll through and enjoy the Louisiana culture at the French Market. The other two shops are on Decatur and on Chartres, which makes each location conveniently placed around the French Quarter.
Has the spirit of New Orleans got you feeling adventurous? Pepper Palace is not your regular spice shop, so you are bound to find some unique and interesting hot sauces in their huge selection of products. For the soda lovers, you can try the A&W BBQ Sauce, or the 7 Up Citrus Marinade. No matter what you are cooking up, you can spice up your meals by picking out their fresh seasonings or stop by to pick up some delicious salsa or pickles.
Louisiana’s cuisine is all about quality ingredients and food made with care. Even though Pepper Palace did not have its start in Louisiana, it perfectly embodies what our culture is all about. Next time you are in New Orleans, give it a try to experiment with flavors or to find a gift for a loved one or friend.