We at The Spice Emporium love great food,
and we love sharing it even more!

This love constantly inspires our passion and commitment to creating and sourcing incredible flavours and ingredients to share with our friends, family and customers.

We want you to discover the variety of our spices and ingredients, to experience the difference quality can make to the flavour of dishes and to have you cook and enjoy the tastiest food you’ll ever make.

Our aim is to not only share the rich history and tradition behind the Indian approach to cooking but to inspire an exploration of the importance of eating well, using fresh ingredients and living a better life through the food we buy, cook and feed our families. In short, we are going to invite you to our table and hope to make a difference in reinventing the way you experience food.

The Spice Emporium is owned and run by Vinod and Chandrika Harie and their children and has expanded from one to three stores in Durban, a franchise store in Johannesburg, The Snack Bar, an authentic Indian street food restaurant and seMart, the wholesale division.

As our journey continues into the fourth generation of our 80 year old family business, we will continuously strive to bring you consistency, quality and the type of customer service that will always make you feel part of the family.


The Spice Emporium has had the honour of being featured in the following publications.

Taste Magazine

Kulula Magazine

British Airways Magazine

City Press Newspaper

Home & Garden Magazine

The Sunday Time Extras