Epices Roellinger was founded by Lior Lev Sercarz’s mentor, the Breton chef and spice guru Olivier Roellinger. He now has three locations in France: the original shop in Cancale (a small port town in Roellinger’s native Brittany), another in Brittany’s Saint-Malo and one in Paris. “At the Paris shop, if customers ask nicely, the specialists might give them a tour of the basement where they ripen vanilla beans,” says Sercarz. Along with 18 varieties of vanilla, Roellinger stocks 28 types of pepper, eight kinds of fleur de sel, plus spice blends and confections such as chewy salted butter caramels. epices-roellinger.com.