World's Best Spice Shops

Here, the best shops and markets for spices in the world. —Erin Mosbaugh
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Spice Station; Los Angeles and Montreal

Before opening their spice emporium in 2009, Bronwen Tawse and Peter Bahlawanian traveled the world on a quest to understand the methods of harvesting and drying spices. Their colorful Silver Lake shop—with a clientele that includes L.A. food writer Jonathan Gold—sells more than 400 spices, herbs, blends, salts and sugars, including hard-to-find items like piment d’Espelette, wattleseed and ghost chiles. The spices are ground in-house for free, but whole pods, berries and seeds are also sold to go.

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