SAVORY SPICE SHOP in Corona del Mar Plaza

This shop has an incredible number of herbs, spices, rubs, exotic ingredients and all of the basics available for you. You can purchase in small amounts (I think .25 oz is the smallest available) if you want to try an ingredient, or if you don’t expect to use much of it. The staff is knowledgeable and very helpful. It is my go-to location for all things spice related. My cabinets are filled with different Savory Spice jars – from Lemongrass Curry to Vanilla Bean Sugar. They also offer classes. ¬†Check out their main shop, located in the Corona del Mar Plaze on Avocado and PCH.



41 OLIVE in the Irvine Spectrum

I love this place! I use a lot of olive oils and vinegars when I cook and they have an amazing selection of infused oils and vinegars.  One of my kitchen staples is their Garlic Olive Oil (in the large size!). I also use the Sicilian Lemon Vinegar, Grapefruit white balsamic, Pomegranate balsamic and several others. Their products are great quality and full of flavor. I have tried several other places in LA and Orange County but no one comes close to what 41 Olive has to offer. Check it out.