Here is another of my Favorite place at the Jean-Talon Market in Montreal. I have spoken with the owner every time I am there and she offers me a new experience/spice to try. It is so worth exploring her website or visiting her store.
Here is their story;
We were long partners, caterer, and chef, and we soon realized that it was difficult to recreate the dishes we had tasted during our travels without having access to good spices. It is for this reason that we began, now thirty years ago, to bring back as spoils suitcases full of spices. Little by little, we have built a network of small producers, merchants, and especially friends who, like us, enjoy the best spices in the world. What started as an adventure has now become our business.
We consider that spices contribute to the quality of a dish as well as other ingredients and that they deserve so much attention. As for wine or tea, the quality of the spices varies according to the years and the provenance. We, therefore, seek, among the terroirs of the four corners of the world, the best possible wines. We offer whole spices since they retain their flavor and freshness, packaged in such a way that they deteriorate as little as possible.
With us, high quality is the basic standard and our greatest pride is to be able to offer you the exceptional.
Philippe and Ethné De Vienne