Spice Station

Best Spice Shop, August 2012

Where do we start? Honestly, the abundance of powders, leaves, seeds, and other seasonings at Silver Lake’s Spice Station has us reeling. From house blends like Crazy Chicken (it’s loco, indeed) to flavored salts to dried mushrooms to custom curries, more than 200 spices are crammed onto the shelves. The staff is giddy about helping you find the perfect pinch for your Moroccan ta-gine or Oaxacan mole, and the bulk stock makes shopping here a prudent choice. You won’t believe how much you’re paying for those little shaker jars elsewhere. » 3819 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake.