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Rafi's Spicebox Ltd, York

(4.6/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web)
Create a curry mix suitable to your own taste and heat preference at Rafi's Spicebox Ltd, a small shop offering a big selection of fresh spices. The store opened in 1989 with the goal of supplying Indian cuisine enthusiasts with exotic spices rarely available at big chain stores. Today, it serves as a major culinary institution in York, allowing visitors to prepare and purchase an authentic curry mix in just a few minutes. Check the website for opening hours and a list of popular curry recipes you can prepare in your own kitchen. By using our York vacation route planner, you can arrange your visit to Rafi's Spicebox Ltd and other attractions in York.
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  • The curry mixes might be good but don't expect any help from very rude ladies serving. I will not be going back for this reason. They need a lesson or two in customer service and learn to smile! 
  • Being that I was in town for christmas market I couldn't help but visit Rafi's Spicebox, as the last time that I was there I had a really pleasant experience. The currie packs I got for me and my fian...  more »
  • We went to the lecture on cooking with curries put on by Rafi's son. Then went a few blocks to the shop and bought four packages. We were very excited with the tastings at the demo. Are anxious to get...  more »
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  • Brilliant spice mixes. Friendly staff and best of all - I can order on line and have the mixes delivered to my home in Luton.
  • A wide range of specialty ingredients for a range of cuisines (Indian, East Asian, Caribbean and Mexican).
  • I have been searching for an ingredient called Pandan leaf for some time, one call to Rafi's and I'm sorted this place is great. If you have any interest in cooking at all you have to visit Rafi's
  • Rafi's is a fantastic place for anyone who likes to experiment with spices in their cooking. Probably best known for their excellent spice mixes, they also stock a wide range of individual spices, chutneys, pickles, rice, lentils, and more. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly people, and will usually let you taste things before you buy. There really isn't anywhere better to go in York to stock up on your spices if you want a little guidance along the way. Some of my favourite things to buy are their smoky chilli flakes (produced without the seeds for a really amazing taste and aroma) and their whole chipotle chillies. And if you like something a bit hotter, you'll also find things like dried naga chillies!
  • Excellent curries made up exactly how you want. We always pop in when visiting York.