Saturday, October 29, 2011

"But in truth, should I meet with gold or spices in great quantity, I shall remain till I collect as much as possible, and for this purpose I am proceeding solely in quest of them." ~ Christopher Columbus

It was only a few years ago that we discovered The Atlantic Spice Company on Cape Cod.  We had driven past it for a few years before we even knew that it was there.  Once we knew, it has become a pilgrimage (or two) every Cape trip.  I always seem to find a reason to go back - I'm sure that there is something that I really need that I missed on my previous trip!  As you read the excerpt below from their website, you will see that we are not alone!

"The Atlantic Spice Company retail store, since opening in 1994, has become a destination for summer visitors to the Outer Cape, as well as an opportunity for our year-round customers to engage in some retail therapy during the long, cold Cape Cod winter."
As we pull into the parking lot of this unassuming metal structure, my heart begins to beat a little faster!  I know that within these walls, I will find every unique spice and tea that I could want, and at unbelievably reasonable prices. 

Barrels full!
Mulling Spices - just in time ~

Pictured below are just three of the eight different kinds of salt that they carry - I love the idea of using Hawaiian salt!

Then we come to the endless bins of loose tea!

The Jasmine is my favorite!

Finally there are the aisles upon aisles of cookbooks and kitchen paraphernalia - for which I have a particular weakness.

A trip to Atlantic Spice is the perfect ending to a trip to the Cape!

1 comment:

  1. I can almost smell all of those spices and teas! Did you find anything to use in your monthly BITE nights?
    Thanks for the long-awaited, wonderful tour of one of your favorite shops.
    It's easy to see how you could feel the need to go back more than once each vacation, despite mail order. : )