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spice shop near a metro stop?

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movesalot Feb 5, 2011 04:53 AM

Hi there - We are planning a day trip to DC and are wondering if there are any decent spice shops we could get to easily from the metro? It doesn't necessarily need to be a spice shop specifically, just somehwre we can buy a large variety of bulk spices. We are looking not just for standard stuff like oregano but also a variety of paprikas, curry powders, etc. Looking specifically for inside D.C. (or along the orange line) - don't want to have to trek it out to the burbs on the red line or anything.
Thanks in advance!

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  1. hill food RE: movesalot Feb 5, 2011 09:33 AM

    Yes Organic Markets have a decent selection of bulk dried spices. the Capitol Hill location is on the Orange line, but some of the others might be more convenient depending on where you're coming from.

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      kathleen440 RE: movesalot Feb 7, 2011 09:10 AM

      There are Penzey's stores in Falls Church and Rockville, though they're both over a mile from the metro. You might have better luck at the Spice and Tea Exchange (Georgetown and Old Town Alexandria).

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