Maceo Spice & Import Company is a family-owned and operated business located on Galveston Island.
Maceo Spice & Import Company is a family-owned and operated business located on Galveston Island. The company has been creating its famous spice blends for decades. All of Maceo's blends contain the lowest possible amount of salt and never any MSG.
When you're in Galveston, the Maceo's store located at 2706 Market Street. In addition to wonderful spice blends, Maceo's also carry a fine line of imported and specialty foods, including olive oils, olives, pasta, imported meats and cheeses, capers, coffee and tea, and hard-to-find specialty food items.
Customers know that when they need
ingredients for a special dinner or party tray they can come to Maceo's for ideas to
make their party special and unique.
The Muffaletta Story
An Italian immigrant Tony Lovi created the
Muffaletta in the French Quarter of New Orleans Louisiana in 1901. A
Muffaletta is made of the finest Italian salami, ham, provolone cheese, in
freshly baked round Italian bread, and with a specially blended olive dressing
(we can't tell how it's made, it's a family secret!).
In 1926 at the age of eight Rosario Maceo,
started to help his Uncle Tony make and sell Muffaletta's in the French
Quarter. Every morning Rosario would get up early to blend the olive dressing,
get the fresh bread from the baker, and help Uncle Tony make the
After loading up the wooden wagon with fresh
Muffaletta's, Uncle Tony and Rosario would make their way down the narrow
streets of the French Quarter.
At eight years old, Rosario wanted to impress
his uncle; he went from kitchen help to salesman. The buildings being three and
four stories tall and Rosario only four foot tall, he would run in front of the
wooden wagon and yell at the top of his lungs "Muffaletta's! Muffaletta's! Get
your fresh Muffaletta's!"
Being the salesman that Rosario was, they
would come down two maybe three flights of stairs to purchase a Muffaletta.
As the sound of the wooden wagon making it's
way down the narrow streets of the French Quarter falls silent,
the memory of Uncle Tony using the finest Italian ingredients are still with us
at Maceo Spice and Import.
Stop by our store run by Rosario's son Ronnie,
you can chat with Ronnie as he makes you a special Muffaletta. Every weekday
morning Ronnie gets up to make the original Muffaletta his family created.