Useful Addresses In Riga: Spice Up Your Cooking

Shock horror, your local Riga supermarket isn’t guaranteed to have an ethnic food section! And there’s no Asian supermarket as of yet. So what do you do when you crave a kickass korma or desire a decent dhal?

Well, you could just visit the one-and-only Stockpot bistro that rates its food on a scale of 1 to 10 from mild to numbingly spicy. Alternatively you could pay a visit to Riga’s Indian Raja in the old town. But if you’re looking to cook a beast of an ethnic feast at home, then you may have to shop around for spices.

Here’s a few addresses to get you going:

Avokado
49/51 Tērbatas iela, Rīga
Spice shop

Gastronome
31 Brīvības iela, Rīga
68A Krasta iela, Rīga
Gourmet shop

Rudra yoga store
31 Skolas iela, Rīga and online

Hanumans
56 Kr.Barona iela, Rīga
Vegetarian shop located in the Hare Krishna temple building

Tiger
Various locations in Rīga
No spice pastes at this Danish chain store, but they do have a surprisingly good selection of dried spices

Royal Pepper
42 Skudru iela, Rīga

Spice stalls at the Centrāltirgus (Central Market)
Spices by the kg

Gourmet Studio
9 Lienes iela, Rīga

Sky supermarkets
Various locations in Rīga

Stockmann
8 13.janvāra iela, Rīga

Rimi supermarkets
Numerous locations in Rīga. The bigger the store, the more spices and pastes you’re likely to be able to pick up.

If you know of anywhere else that stocks a good range of exotic spices, be sure to add it to the list via the comments section!

Photo: Adam Baker

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