Situated on the Kinkerstraat, around the corner from Amsterdam’s newest hotspot The Foodhallen, you’ll find spice heaven.

As you walk in to De Volkskruidentuin, the heady aroma of exotic spices and rose water make you feel as if you’ve stept into a middle eastern souk. Spices, whole and ground, orange blossoms, rice and exotic ingredients jostle for space. The owner, originally from Afghanistan, has brought a part of his world to Amsterdam.

If, like us, you’re a fan of Ottolenghi, but have difficulty finding some of the ingredients used in his recipes, then you’ll probably find them here. Think date syrup, pomegranate molasses, sumac, za’atar, dried pulses and nuts. So spice up your life and pay this shop a visit!

 

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