Olde Town Spice Shoppe: A Treat for the Senses in Historic St. Charles

 In Food, Guide

This 25-year-old shop may have a quaint feel, but its owners are on top of business trends—seasonings and condiments are a fast-growing U.S. culinary market sector. It’s easy to become a shopping statistic the moment you enter the door, with tasty products readily available on every jam-packed shelf and a never-ending stream of wonderful aromas.

The shop’s own sauces, marinades, herbs and spice mixes are all hand-blended to ensure quality and freshness. Tea drinkers will find an impressive selection of loose-leaf and bagged teas, along with teapots and other accessories.

The shop also carries a wide variety of packaged dip mixes and spice rubs, soups, hot sauces, oils, vinegars, extracts and flavorings in support of its mission to help customers better enjoy family and friends through food.

Its extensive selection of made-in-Missouri food mixes celebrates the diversity of local producers—and if you’re buying for someone else, the “Shop Local” gift box is sure to be a hit. There are also non-food items ranging from cookbooks and graters to spice racks—and even a barbecue chef’s hat for warm spring evenings.

While you’re in the neighborhood …

Di Olivas
The cold-pressed, low-acidity olive oils at this tasting emporium are always fresh. And don’t miss the 15 balsamic vinegars it carries.
617 S. Main St.

April’s on Main and Designs by Ave
These side-by-side shops carry eye-catching décor, furniture and accessories for homes of every size and style.
220-222 N. Main St.

Elements Herbology
The owner of this herbal apothecary can help you discover herbs, teas, bath salts, aromatherapy products and gemstones tailored to your energy.
340 S. Main St.

This story originally appeared in Guided: St. Charles, available now at these locations and in a digital edition.

Photography by Carmen Troesser.

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