I was ecstatic when I saw that the Spice Station had opened in Santa Monica. I love the one in Silverlake but I hardly ever get to that side, but this location, the one in Santa Monica was about a block and a half’s walking distance from my best friend’s home and I definitely go that way a lot more often.
While the Silverlake location is housed in a beautiful little venue like a secret garden, the Santa Monica store is in a regular space, not that it matters much because the products are just the same. Little jars are all laid out for shoppers to open, sniff and sample.
I was in heaven and I brought my best friend in tow. She was completely mezmerized by all the selections of salts and sugars, peppers, just a mind-blowing array of things to whet a home chef’s appetite.
Definitely check it out if you’re in the area — it’s only a few stores down from Urth Cafe.
Spice Station, 2305 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405. Tel: 310-450-0505