The Key West Spice Company came about after years of practicing the hobby of sharing my homemade seasoning blends with family and friends.

The real joy came when people would tell me they were cooking more as a result of having my seasoning in their kitchen. Then it became a gift that they too would share with their family and friends.

I created the Key West Spice Company with the sole purpose of making the same seasoning blends that I have been sharing for years, available for more people.
Key West and the Florida Keys are unique in many ways. The Keys have always been known for some of the worlds greatest seafood that is harvested daily from our local waters. Good fish deserves a good seasoning.

The area also is a place that does a tremendous job of sharing itself with the rest of the world. The finished product makes a great gift for our friends who live here, but also for those who visit and want to take something from Key West back home to share.
Spices have been traded for years, once even considered as a currency. It is said that one of the motivations for Columbus discovering the New World was for a better route for trading spices.

Our current products are Southernmost Blend, Island BBQ, Key Lime Seasoning, Seafood Seasoning, and Island Grill.

Southernmost Blend is an all-purpose seasoning. It can be used to add flavor and enhance seafood, as well as other meats and vegetables.

Island BBQ is your classic BBQ rub. It has a flavor profile similar to that of the Southernmost Blend with the addition of brown sugar and a couple of other tweaks that make it an awesome BBQ rub.

Key Lime Seasoning adds a tropical citrus flavor that can only come from Key West. This seasoning adds Key Lime flavor to shrimp, pork, seafood, and chicken dishes. Excellent for rimming your next margarita.

Seafood Seasoning is a perfect match made in paradise for all things seafood. A true seafood seasoning created for fish, shrimp, lobster, and scallops. The ideal seafood seasoning for steaming, blackening, grilling, baking, or broiling. It’s excellent on popcorn and when mixed with bread crumbs when frying.

Island Grill brings island grilled flavor with a subtle smokiness. Island Grill is the meat lovers seasoning. Flavored with natural apple wood smoke flavor. Specifically designed for steaks, chops, chicken, lamb, and veal.

All our spices are professionally blended and packaged at a commercial spice blending facility here in the USA.

The natural nature of our spices do not spoil, but over time just tend to lose their “zip” with exposure to air and sunlight.

I welcome any questions you may have and hope our products find their way into your kitchen and the kitchens of your friends, family, and loved ones.

Thanks for sharing!
Tony Lazarus
Key West, Florida.


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  1. Billy says:

    Our absolute favorite seasonings to use in both our home cooking and catering business. There’s rarely any item we prepare that doesn’t have something from Key West Spice Co. included to bump up the flavor (especially the Southernmost Blend). Our catering clients rave about the flavors and we always share the “secret ingredients” and where they can order them with everyone! Thanks, Tony!

  2. Larry (Bubby) Boyd says:

    Im a Kansas City BBQ cook. Been BBQ for many year.I have found the BBQ and the Southmost Blend to be superb over all rub I have ever found.
    Im going to try the other rub soon.
    I glad I found these rubs.
    Your customer for life
    Larry (Bubby) Boyd

  3. SMD says:

    On a visit to my favorite VW dealership, your Dad gave me a sample of Southernmost Blend. I am now a huge fan and several family members are as well. Hurray for the Lazarus family! So glad to know of a good source for tasty blends that aren’t from a big conglomerate and full of nasty preservatives and MSG. Keep up the good work!

  4. John Bushell says:

    Hi , on a recent trip to Florida, I visited “ Here’s Robert” fruit stand . I bought some island grill seasoning. The trouble is I only bought 1 bottle , and I am from the UK . I love it on my steaks and want to know if you will send it to the UK ?

    • tony says:

      Hi John,
      I too enjoy Robert Is Here.
      Yes we can ship to the UK.
      It’s bloody expensive, but we can do it.
      Thank you for sharing!

  5. John Blanchfield says:

    I got my order very fast! Thank you and thank you for all of the swag! I tried your spice blends a couple of years ago on a visit to Key West and I have been a customer ever since. I think the Island Grill blend is the best. I hope to get back to Key West soon, but until then I have Key West Spices to remind me how much I love it there.

  6. Calvin Jones says:

    Thank you. Your spices are great we have a home in Big Pine Key found them in Winn-Dixie went back to Maryland and forgot to take them with us I ordered online they showed up next day from FedEx we are extremely happy with your spice and Service

    • tony says:

      Hi Calvin,
      Thank you for the nice comment about our seasonings.
      Glad you found us in Big Pine Key and online!
      We switched to FedEx last year when our online orders increased.
      Thank you so much for sharing!

  7. Mike says:

    Ignorance is indeed bliss. I purchased some Island Grill on a whim ( I like to cook) in Orlando. Not knowing any better, I put it on shrimp and then grilled them. Best shrimp I’ve ever had. Makes for great grilled shrimp quesadillas also! Thanks for sharing your work.

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