Saturday, November 6, 2010

On The Doorstep

Sailing along the Mid-Cape highway on Cape Cod, headed for Provincetown, we detoured into North Truro to visit an herb shop that our hostess had heard about, Atlantic Spice Company.

It's an amazing store, as big as your average barn and filled with shelf after shelf of spices, herbs, teas, gadgets for kitchen and table, cookbooks and assorted miscellany, mostly to do with cooking. The prices are good, the ingredients are fresh and the service is friendly. What more could one ask?

Maybe a branch on the Left Coast? As I was paying for my purchases, the cashier inquired about my origins - they see a lot of tourists on Cape Cod and have obviously learned that people like to be asked this question. I said we're from San Francisco and he exclaimed, "Oh, we have a branch in San Francisco!"

http://www.sfherb.com, just in case you don't want to travel to Cape Cod for your herbs and spices. Sheesh!

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6 Comments:

Blogger namastenancy said...

I second the recommendation for SF Herb Company and if you want Indian Spices, there's Bombay Bazaar right around the corner on Valencia.

Saturday, November 06, 2010  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

Wow! Nice to know. I've always liked Bombay Bazaar, but never came across this out-of-the-way place. Merci.

Saturday, November 06, 2010  
Blogger Kailyn said...

It's been years since I've been to Bombay Bazaar. Nowadays I shop at Lhasa Karnak in Berkeley. Spices, essential oils and teas.

Saturday, November 06, 2010  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Nancy, the word of an SF insider means a lot - thanks!

Cookiecrumb, de rien! :-)

Kailyn, does Lhasa Karnak have herbs, too?

Sunday, November 07, 2010  
Blogger Kailyn said...

Yes, they carry bulk herbs as well. I always go to the store on Shattuck -- near Berkeley Way, right next Body Time. www.herb-Inc.com

Sunday, November 07, 2010  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Kailyn, thanks for the tip!

Sunday, November 07, 2010  

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