If, like me, your spice knowledge goes only as far as Montreal steak rub, you’ll be delighted to learn that a world of possibilities awaits. You’re invited to Spice Station, an olfactory playground of 350 herbs and spices, salts & peppers, sugars, chilies and teas.
A husband and wife-owned Mile End shop inspires to cook with courage. Small colorful jars line wood shelves and Cat Steven’s records play while you explore the world through smell and taste. Use the special blend to cleanse your palate in between.
Angela will graciously take you on a tour giving a lesson on natural remedies, world dishes, and ultimately change your view on herbs & spices forever. She recommends beetroot powder for make-up and sassafras for DIY deodorant.
Spice Station is known for their rich, 24-spice blends and for fresh and fragrant spices imported from all over the globe. Some include Chaat Masala (to sprinkle on fruit), Espresso sugar (to top desserts), Sriracha infused salt, and “Ghost Pepper” the hottest of them all.
My favorites “Pasta Basta” and “Hangover Helper Tea” not only delight my senses, but leave me with a newfound excitement to play in the kitchen.