+ What does ‘Gewürzhaus’ mean?
Gewürzhaus is the German word for ‘spice house’.
+ How has the family’s history influenced Gewürzhaus?
The kitchen has always been a gathering point in the lives of Eva and Maria, both passionate cooks and bakers. Several of the blended products have been inspired by, and named in honour of their Oma; specifically Oma Rosa’s Gulasch. And, the old German script that is used for the Gewürzhaus logo is taken from handwritten letters from the sisters’ grandfather.
+ How many different herbs, spices, salts and sugars are available at Gewürzhaus?
There are more than 300 different kinds of products in the shop. That breaks down to approximately 120 blends, 200 pure herbs and spices, 25 salts and 15 different types of sugars.
+ I cannot find a product. Can Gewürzhaus source it for me?
Although we stock one of the most extensive ranges of spices in Australia, there is the occasional product, which we do not yet have. Let us know! Gewürzhaus will endeavour to find it for you.
+ How do I best store my spices?
Have a read of our Spice Care information.
+ My spices are clogging together. What do I do?
Again, read our Spice Care instructions for handy tips.
+ Where do all of the spices come from?
The various herbs and spices are imported from every region of the world, with each coming from their authentic land of origin or where their quality is of the highest standards. The blends, however, are milled and mixed freshly at Gewürzhaus.
+ How often are the items milled?
The whole spices are ground on-site as needed, which on average, is once per week. Fresh grinding is very important, as the quality and shelf life of the products are greatly extended.
+ Which Spice Blends do not contain Salt?
We have a large range of salt free spice blends including the following:
Chilli Columbus, Chilli con Carne, Quatre Epices, Goddesss of Hunting, Duck Duck Goose, Maria's Pizza & Pasta Blend, Spanish Skewer & BBQ Spice, English Pickling Spice, Roast Pork Spice, Winter Soup Mix, Italian Herbs, Herbes de Provence, Mixed Herbs, Bouquet Garni, Focaccia Herbs, Salad Herbs, Mukhwas, Madras Curry Masala, Panch Phoron, Vasco's Vindaloo Curry, Garam Masala, Saudi Baharat, Chinese Five Spice, Shichimi Togarashi, Malay Satay as well as all of the Sweet Spices and Sugars.
+ Which Spice Blends do not contain Onion?
We have a large range of onion free spice blends including the following:
Chilli Salt, French Lavender Salt, Bavarian Roast Chicken Salt, Chilli Columbus, BBQ Blokes Spice, Quatre Epices, Chilli con Carne, Goddesss of Hunting, Duck Duck Goose, Spaghetti alla Bolognese, Spanish Skewer & BBQ Spice, Roast Pork Spice, Bavarian Roast Chicken Spice, Herbes de Provence, Mixed Herbs, Bouquet Garni, Focaccia Herbs, Madras Curry Masala, South Indin Seafood Masala, Panch Phoron, Tandoori Masala, Vasco's Vindaloo Curry, Harissa, Egyptian Dukkah, Garam Masala, Ras El Hanout, Moroccan Souk Spice, Berbere, Za'atar, Saudi Baharat, Laksa Lemak, Red Curry Blend, Green Curry Blend, Thai Tom Yum, Shichimi Togarashi, Salt & Pepper Squid, Chinese Five Spice as well as all of the Sweet Spices and Sugars.
+ Which Spice Blends are not Vegetarian?
Most of our spice blends are vegetarian other than a few that contain dried shredded prawns, these are:
+ Can I self-scoop my spices in your shop?
Yes, customers have the choice to self-scoop, which is a great way of sampling a new spice. Our shops in Carlton and Tootak are just like lolly shops for adults! You can lift the lids of the spice containers, smell and see the products before you scoop your desired quantity into specially crafted and labelled spice bags. Great fun!
+ Can I take Gewürzhaus products interstate?
Yes, you can. There are no quarantine restrictions or problems with taking commercially prepared herbs or spices into other parts of Australia, whether by vehicle, air or post. Read more here.
+Where can I learn more about my Himalayan salt slab or bowl?
+ Is Gewürzhaus the first of its kind in Australia?
Yes, we believe we offer the vastest range of products in a self-scoop format. Gewürzhaus’ other point of difference is its on-site milling of whole spices. The majority of shops selling spices in Australia (including ethnic shops) sell products that have been milled off-shore, resulting in months passing before they reach local shelves.
+ Where is Gewürzhaus located?
Gewürzhaus is located in Carlton at 342 Lygon Street, near the corner of Faraday Street. We also have a store in Hawksburn Village at 543 Malvern Rd, Toorak.
+ When is Gewürzhaus open?
You can check our opening hours here.