Dick and Mary Frieg were customers before they were owners.
In 2004, a couple in Denver created the very first Savory Spice Shop. The concept was to have a place where their customers could find fresh spices. The Friegs were regular customers of the shop and would make the trek from Colorado Springs to Denver because they loved the mission and could taste the difference fresh spices made.
Expanding to the Springs
A few years later, when Dick was looking at a career change, he approached the Denver spice shop owners and asked what it would look like to franchise a shop in Colorado Springs. That is when the Friegs went from loyal customers to the first franchisees of Savory Spice Shop.
The Colorado Springs Savory Spice Shop has been a staple in Downtown since November 2009. The Savory Spice team receives their shipments on a weekly basis and those spices are ground, blended, jarred or bagged fresh in small batches every week. The shop contains more than 400 spices and seasonings to augment any meal. If it can be found, it will be found here. Their ultimate goal is to bring their customers closer to their loved ones with the medium of good food and to empower cooks of all levels.
Ten Sections of Spice
Dick notes that the shop has ten major sections to choose from. These include anything from barbeque to baking and everything in between. A mix of novice cooks and seasoned chefs shop in their store and the experienced staff is trained to help find just the right thing to take the customer’s meal to the next level. Did you know there are four different types of cinnamon? The Savory Spice staff does, and they can help you figure out which one you will need for your special dish. They have about twenty different types of salt and half as many types of pepper to choose from for the customer who wants to wade into the flavor pool slowly.
Typical spices have a shelf life of one to two years before they lose their luster. If your kitchen might need a re-set or you are searching for that perfect gift for someone who has everything already, spices are the perfect consumable gift.
“Everyone loves to eat, and fresh makes a difference,” says Frieg.
They have online ordering and shipping available, but the experience really is in the shop. The aromas waft out of the open door and draw customers in. The customer service, superb selection and expert guidance keep them coming back.