19 Amazing Substitutes To Cope With Your Sriracha Withdrawal

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1. Tabasco

An iconic Louisiana-produced hot sauce aged in oak barrels once used for Jack Daniels whiskey.

2. Sambal Oelek

Raw chili paste popular in Southeast Asia.

3. Shatta

Spicy blend of chilis, olive oil, garlic, and vinegar used in Levant cuisine.

4. Pickapeppa Sauce

A Jamaican condiment aged in oak and made from tomatoes, onions, cane vinegar, mangoes, raisins, peppers, and spices.

5. Spicy Tomato Chutney

Recipe here.

6. Picante

Good ole salsa.

7. Piri Piri Sauce

Popular in Namibia and South Africa, Piri Piri is usually made from chilis, zest, onions, garlic, pepper, salt, lemon juice, bay leaves, paprika, basil, oregano, and tarragon.

8. Texas Pete

As Southern as grits and as hot as a Carolina girl.

9. Cholula Hot Sauce

Made in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico.

10. Spicy Mayo

Unfortunately, most recipes call for Sriracha. Let the paradox continue.

11. Spicy Ketchup

Lots of decent bottled brands.

12. Harissa

A hot chili sauce from Tunisa.

13. Doubanjiang

A spicy-salty fermented bean paste used in Szechuan cuisine.

14. Chili Pepper Water

It’s used as a flavor kick and is very popular in Hawaii.

15. Jerk Sauce

A Jamaican hot sauce that’s made with jerk seasonings: allspice, Scotch bonnet peppers, salt, and lots of spices. Yes, please.

16. Wasabi

Known to sushi lovers everywhere, wasabi is usually grated into a paste.

17. Homemade Sriracha

Recipe here. You’re welcome.

18. Nectar of the Gods.

This is certainly a decent substitute, but I hear the supply chain is iffy.

19. And nothing.

Nothing can ever replace Sriracha. Ever. #RIP

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