This contemporary apothecary shop doesn’t deal in herbal remedies; it deals in fair-trade organic herbs, dried and blended in small batches. Neatly arranged tins contain esoteric spices like sumac berries, urfa pepper, and calamus root, alongside common kitchen staples. Even baking necessities like cinnamon are a cut above the grocery-store variety (Spice Trader only carries Sri Lankan Ceylon cinnamon, a more pungent, sweeter cinnamon, far superior to the thick cassia variety that’s ubiquitous).
The Spice Trader & The Olive Pit
877 Queen Street West, Toronto
Our Rating Transportation Subway: Osgoode, then streetcar 501 W to Niagara St Phone 647/430-7085 Web site The Spice Trader & The Olive Pit
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