Our founder and owner Chef Tushar realized that there was a large gap in the spice industry in Vancouver. Most grocery stores had ambiguous ‘curry’ spice mixes lining the aisles but nothing that was an accurate reflection of Indian cuisine. He also saw a misrepresentation regarding the types of Indian food being sold in Canada – nothing that represented various state-based cuisines. All the spice mixes and pickles being sold are either flown over from India and have a huge environmental price tag or it’s likely that they were sitting in large storage warehouses losing freshness until they are sold.
The Indian Pantry wants to introduce you to spices and pickles that have been freshly made and ground, with vegetables and fruits from your community and preserved within a 6 month period.