Brooklyn Delhi achaar
Where to purchase: Brooklyn Delhi
Why bother buying ketchup when you can pull one of these Indian relishes, known as aachar, out of your pantry. The aachar -- which come in flavors like roasted garlic, tomato, and rhubarb ginger -- are fierce, but not blisteringly hot, and go splendidly well with eggs, pizza, and sandwiches of all varieties. Slap them on your next grilled cheese, and get ready for your life to change.
Where to purchase: Bushwick Kitchen
The world’s obsession with Sriracha isn’t going anywhere, but that doesn’t mean we all have to spend our lives dousing eggs with hot sauce from a green-capped plastic squeeze bottle. Enter Bushwick Kitchen’s gochujang Weak Knees -- it blends spicy Sriracha with a fermented Korean hot sauce known as gochujang. Put it on sandwiches, burgers, chicken, fries… hell, even ice cream. We’re not the flavor police.
Where to purchase: Farm to People
You might be asking yourself: “What is Togarashi, and why do I care if it’s bourbon-smoked?” Good question. It’s a devastatingly underrated savory/sweet Japanese pepper blend that can easily enhance meats, noodles, soups… actually, almost anything really. The smoky bourbon tones bend tradition without breaking it fully -- adding another dynamic layer to the spice.