This place would be awesome, even if the holidays weren’t just around the corner. But what could make better host gifts than beautiful spice jars? The SPICE ACE is now open on Steiner Street in Lower Pacific Heights, hawking a serious array of spices in truly adorable little jars. According to the New Fillmore, the spot was opened by Olivia Dillan and Ben Balzer, who decided to open a spice shop while on their honeymoon in Italy (the “bel paese” can be inspiring that way). They’ve got 250 different kinds of herbs, spices, salts, and peppercorns from all over the world, and are really excited to help customers pick out the perfect blends. They’re open Mon-Sat 10am-6:30pm and Sun 11am-5pm. 1821 Steiner St. at Sutter, 415-885-3038.
Look at all those beautiful jars at Spice Ace. Photo by by Daniel Bahmani, courtesy The New Fillmore.