Rafi's Spicebox Ltd
Rafi's Spicebox Ltd
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
At the Spicebox we flippin’ love food! We want to share with you our passion and knowledge to help you create delicious food for your family and friends. We have shops in Sudbury, York, Harrogate, Newcastle Fenwick Food Hall, Leeds, Burscough (Booths) and online. Pop by for tips & advice, menu planning ideas and our handmade Curry Packs, tailored to your tastes. We also have a large range of loose spices, gift sets & kitchenware, pickles & chutneys, snacks & sweets, breads, rice and much more. Whether you’re a novice cook or avid foodie, we’ll have something to tickle your taste buds and help you get creative in the kitchen.
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Lindaadd
Suffolk, UK867 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Solo
Returned after a long time not shopping here due to Covid and work. Now retired so called in. The woman who served me was so helpful making up my spices for my preference and helping me decide which curry to try, how to make my own naan bread and whether and when to marinate. I will definitely be back, I have so much more time to try all the different recipes
Written 27 August 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We're incredibly proud of our team in Sudbury and will be sure to pass on your praise. It sounds like our team gave you the ultimate Rafi's experience - we can't wait to hear what else you will try now you have more time to explore our spices. Hope to see you again soon!
Written 14 September 2021
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Rachelle_Daron
London, UK24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Couples
without a doubt, Rafi's spice mixes produce the best, most flavoursome and delicious curries i have ever tasted - and i now live in East London. I used to go into this shop as a child (around 20 years ago) and now i order the packs online. The quality has never faltered. I have also converted numerous friends to this wonderful little shop who continue to keep themselves well stocked with packs.
Written 15 July 2013
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StationeryExplorer
Bury St. Edmunds, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Family
For anyone interested in making their own curry, but perhaps not keen on amassing a cupboard full of spices (can't think why anyone wouldn't, but some people are funny), or for those whose time is at a premium, this is the place to go. Rafi's excellent curry packs can be bought here, along with just about every accompaniment you can think of and a good range of spices too. There is a great range on offer and staff are always happy to tailor the heat level to your liking. The packs themselves can be frozen and even once the curries have been made, can be divided into individual portions and slung into the freezer for that perfect 'want a curry but can't be bothered to go to the take-away' moment. In addition to that, I can genuinely say the quality is pretty close, if not equal to restaurant standard.
Written 15 July 2013
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Gary A
Acton, UK45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Solo
Walk in to a friendly lovely smelling atmosphere staff are very helpful and have a wealth of knowledge to give your curry that extra kick if needed this is spice city for Sudbury
Written 4 January 2017
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Mattmanson
London, UK74 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
After a pleasant walk through Sudbury town we couldn't help but want to check out Rafi's. If you're a fan of homemade traditional curries then here would be the place to grab unusual spices and try out new recipes. One thing that appealed to us the most was the online feature which means a Uni student like myself I can pre order a custom made curry mix and have it made before me or delivered to my Uni address, which means I can lay off the cup a soups and pot noodles.

Overall very friendly staff with world of knowledge and looking forward to trying my first Rafi Spicebox curry!
Written 12 April 2016
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Bibby F
Sudbury, UK49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015
If you love curry then you'll love this shop! Everything you need to make great food under one roof with helpful staff if you need some guidance.
Written 9 February 2016
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suejean1964
London, UK45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Friends
Everything you need to make your ideal curry. A blend of spices to match your description put together by the lovely staff packaged with instructions and any additional advice you may need. If you don't like the 'bits' they will smooth blend it for you, exactly the same end result. Only way to create that authentic curry.
Written 31 August 2015
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17Suki17
Norwich, UK53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
Tried this recently with two different mixes and was blown away with the simplicity and the quality. We bought great quality butcher's meats and fresh vegetables where suggested to add as the ingredients to go with the spice packs we bought. Honestly, best curry ever!!!!!
I loved the mix that we added their coconut cream to and will use the rest up soon I know. Don't miss this trick if you want to entertain with a curry meal - or maybe keep it secret just for you at home!
Written 30 August 2015
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fiddyflower9
Suffolk - UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Couples
I love this place!! I was never a fan of curry until I found Rafi's. If your ever in the area pop in, you won't regret it...
I love the fact you can go in and ask for a mild Korma, a hot Rogan and it is all made up right there with all the fresh ingredients right down to the chilli being cut up in front of you, then the pack is sealed and the instructions printed.. There you are your all set for a great curry, all you have to do is buy your meat and maybe a fun of tomatoes.. They also do the mixes for Bombay potatoes and my favourite onion Bargie mix...it's all there in this great little shop.
The staff are really helpful and friendly...
Go one give it a try.. It's brilliant!
Written 1 February 2015
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Barbara B
United Kingdom128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Solo
For all things in Indian and Asian cookery, Rafi's is the best. But if time is short and recipes look daunting, delicious results can be achieved with Rafi's curry packs. Ingredients to prepare a specific curry are vacuum packed in front of you and the pack can be refrigerated or frozen. All you need to add is a kilo of meat or vegetables of your choice and one or two extras, e.g. tomatoes or onion. The end product is delicious and, for me, better than any take-away. There is a mail order service.

Sadly, Rafi passed away recently. She had a great personality and was most helpful to her customers. I attended her Indian cookery evening classes about thirty years ago! You can see her on YouTube talking to James Martin. She is greatly missed.
Written 10 August 2013
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