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!