Hot Sauce Shops in LA, OC, SD

For those who love a wide variety of hot sauces, a hot sauce shop offer the best opportunity to sample taste new flavors, in contrast to online stores that can’t. There aren’t too many hot sauce shop locations in Southern California, yet. But where can you find hot sauce shops in SoCal??

Here’s what I could find. Please add more spice to life and contact me to add to this list.

Hot Sauce Shops in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego

Los Angeles

Fuego Box Hot Sauce Store [yelp] @ 5445 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019

Light My Fire [yelp] @ Original Farmers Market, 6333 W 3rd St, Ste 230, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Light My Fire has hundreds (perhaps thousands) of hot sauces from around the world. Ranging from mild and amusing to spicy enough to curl eyebrows, the selection here is so rich and varied that a single selection seems impossible.

Long Beach

Hot Licks [yelp] @ 419 Shoreline Village Dr, Long Beach, CA 90802

Orange County (the OC)

Cost Plus Whole Market locations have a selection of hot sauces. In the OC, that includes Irvine, Mission Viejo, Huntington Beach, Orange, Brea, Santa Ana.

Add some heat and flavor to any dish with our vast assortment of hot sauce from around the globe. Shop for your favorites like Sriracha and Tabasco and discover hot sauces from down south, the Caribbean, Japan and more!

Cost Plus Whole Market has hot sauces
How many can you count on the Cost Plus shelves?

San Diego area

Hot Licks [yelp] @ Seaport Village, 853 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

Hot Sauces N More @ 2015 Birch Rd #1219, Chula Vista, CA 91915

Hot Sauce Lovers’ Destinations

Huy Fong Foods4800 Azusa Canyon Rd, Irwindale, CA 91706
“Huy Fong Foods is the home of Sriracha, Sambal Oelek, and Chili Garlic sauce. Come visit us and take a tour!” [yelp]

California Hot Sauce Expo had its 4th annual in 2018. Supposedly the next one will be in 2020—their Facebook page has updates.

Online Stores for Hot Sauces

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Restaurants with many hot sauces

Firehouse Subs (select locations?) have a rack of hot sauces that you can add to your sub sandwiches.

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