WHAT This Wisconsin-based chain is the Grand Cru of spice shops. At both the newer Santa Monica branch and in Torrance, you’ll find a dizzying selection of chile powder, cinnamon and pepper blends. The cute retro look in the baking area is a candyland of Indonesian and Vietnamese cinnamon, crystallized and powdered gingers and such hard-to-find specialty ingredients as
WHO Farmers’ market shoppers, home bakers, chefs and pastry chefs.
Region: West of the 405
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Features: Essentially L.A.