Grains, Beans & Spices - Phoenicia Specialty Foods
Variety from the everyday to the exotic.

Grains, Beans, & Spices

The heart of any type of dish is the liveliness of its flavors and balance of textures. We pride ourselves in carrying an extremely large and unique selection of grains, beans and spices, the staples of many cuisines around the world. Phoenicia buys in bulk and packages these items in-house to ensure freshness, quality and great pricing to our customers.

The birth of almost any dish, whether salad, meat, stew or soup, begins with the selection of grains or beans. From buckwheat to bulgur (cracked wheat) and all shades of lentils to lupini, we have it covered. Our baking section includes flours and mixes to suit almost any dietary need or flavor profile. Hard-to-find ingredients such as chickpea or chestnut flour can be found on our shelves.

Ancient civilizations of Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe coveted vibrant, flavorful spices for centuries. Some valued them as much as precious stones or minerals in bartering and trade. With good reason in our opinion. Today, cultures hold on to their identities through the use of spices and present through them to the rest of the world of curious and adventurous eaters. Ever experienced the fiery, yet tangy Aleppo pepper? Or the brilliant Moroccan meat marinade blend Ras-el-Hanout? We have it all, including our own specialty blends of Italian, Middle Eastern, French and Greek seasonings that will make those who experience them scream, “YUMMY!”

Full Product List

To view a full product list, please visit our online store for one of the following locations. For shipping requests outside if the Houston area, please order from our Westheimer location.



Here are examples of some of the items we carry in this department, please go to our product lists above for our full list.


    • Barley (pearl)
    • Buckwheat
    • Bulgur (cracked wheat)
  • Couscous
  • Fine
  • Pearl
  • Maftoul
  • Israeli



  • Amaranth
  • Chestnut
  • Chickpea
  • Coconut
  • Gluten free baking flours & mixes
  • Quinoa
  • Rice
  • Semolina & farina
  • Sorghum
  • Soy



  • Lentils (French, green, red, yellow)
  • Fava
  • Garbanzo (chickpea)
  • Kidney (red and white)
  • Lima
  • Lupini
  • Navy
  • Pinto
  • Romano
  • Soy
  • Splitpeas



    • Spices


  • Aleppo pepper
  • Camolile
  • Citric acid
  • Dried lemon
  • Dry shallot
  • Fenugreek
  • Greek oregano
  • Leek
  • Mahlab
  • Mastic natural gum
  • Mint
  • Molokhia leaves
  • Multi-flower
  • Peppercorns
  • Sea salts
  • Star anise
  • Sumac
  • Saffron (Spanish and Persian)
    • Blends


  • 7-spices
  • Beef seasonings
  • Biryani mix
  • Chicken seasonings
  • Couscous spices
  • Curry mix
  • Falafel spices
  • Fish spices
  • Ghormeh sabzi
  • Kabob spices
  • Kaftah spices
  • Kibbeh spices
  • Masala spices
  • Pickling spice
  • Ras el hanout
  • Shawarma spices
  • Za’atar
  • Zorab’s Olive Oil spices