Robin Garr wrote:I'm only an occasional visitor to Baghdad by the Bay, but I'm thinking that in a cosmopolitan city like San Francisco I'd be more inclined to look for ethnic markets than even as admirable a franchise chain as Penzey's.
CMMiller wrote:Thanks for the replies. Unfortunately, it looks like the nearest Penzeys now is Santa Rosa, probably not within reach in my time window. Various ethnic markets are good, but its harder to gather a broad spectrum there, so I'd have to go to an Indian place for certain things, Mexican for others, etc.
Does anyone have any experience with spice/dried herb quality at Berkeley Bowl or Ratto's in Oakland?