Transport yourself to a time where small shops specialised in maintaining a supply of fine herbs and spices, grains, nuts, beans and legumes, as well as dried fruits. Transport yourself to a time when you went into a local shop not for mass produced pre-packaged items, but in order to buy what you needed when you needed it, and in the quantities you needed. That time is now, and that shop is Firm George Zammit (Tal-Hwawar) on St. John’s Street in Valletta.
Considered by many as both a hidden gem of the city of Valletta, as well as an indispensable part of the city’s historical landscape, Firm George Zammit (Tal-Hwawar) is one of the most notable herb and spice shops and experts in the region. As a business which has been passed down through multiple generations, our shop has over one hundred years of experience in the exchange of herbs, spices, grains and other items, mixed with a warm, familial environment.
Whether you would like to stop by for a small snack of mixed nuts and to take in the wonderful, welcoming smells, or to purchase some of the world’s finest spices for your dinner, you can rest assured that the experience, wealth of knowledge, and comprehensive range of herbs and spices we offer are unrivaled.
Founded in 1888, our small, yet well-stocked corner shop located in the heart of Valletta is a multigenerational family-run business which has been a consistent presence in the capital city for over one hundred years. We have maintained our position as a traditional spice market within the region. It is this devotion to tradition which makes our business stand out as both authentic and vital to the area.