Rafi’s Spicebox has announced that is has been named the Best Independent Retailer in the 2017 Observer Food Monthly Awards.
Now in their 14th year, the Observer Food Monthly awards, supported by Marks & Spencer, reward the finest in British Food & Drink. This year’s awards ceremony, held at the Freemason’s Hall in London was hosted by Jay Rayner with a star studded guest list including Jamie Oliver and Nigel Slater.
‘We’ve always had a huge respect for the Observer Food Monthly, and we’re absolutely honored to have won what, in our eyes, is the country’s highest accolade in the food industry. We wouldn’t be in this position now without our fantastic customers, who were kind enough to vote for us. We need to send a massive thanks to our brilliant team and family, we employ an amazing group with incredible passion and knowledge.
Finally we owe a great thanks to our Mum, Rafi who like many Indian Mothers is probably looking down on us now with a proud yet slightly critical grin, we owe all this to her unrivalled talent and inspiration.’
Rafi’s Spicebox are a family-owned spice specialist who hand blend family recipes and spice mixes for people to cook traditional Indian food at home. After their York shop in 2004, Rafi’s Spicebox quickly made Yorkshire their home, and have since added shops in Harrogate, Newcastle, and a store Leeds opened in September 2017. The Best Independent Retailer Category relied on a public vote, with other categories including Best Food Personality (Won by Rick Stein), Best ethical Food Project, Best new cookbook, and Best Instagram Feed for Food Lovers by Jamie Oliver. For more information on the awards visit HERE.Rafi's Spicebox Site