In the Pike Place Market, just to the south of the fish throwers in the corner, is Market Spice. Here, you can find most any spice you'll ever need, sold by weight. Few of us can ever use the huge quantities of spices that are given when you buy by the bottle in the grocery store, so purchasing by weight, in small quantities, will ensure that you can actually use the spice within it's peak of quality, 6 months from date of purchase. What?! Most of your spices are years old, or left over from that experiment in making indian food when you bought $40 worth of spices for one dish? Bummer. If you'd shopped at Market Spice, you'd only have needed to buy the amount you need, and not had leftovers with no scent and worse, no way to be used. Once you've bought all of your new spices, fresh and heady and inspiring you to cook, buy some Dragon Phoenix green tea. This is hand rolled, and pricey, but you only use 2 balls per mug, and it's heavenly, jasmine scented and very good for you!