The story: A fragrant Eastern treasure trove, Spice Emporium lives up to its name. The shelves are jam-packed with exotic spices and blends, as well as all the trappings for authentic Indian cooking, such as dhal, linen bags of rice, beans nuts, seeds, poppadums, oils, pickles, paneer and ghee. There is nothing quite like the whiffs of cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, tumeric and black pepper when you enter this shop. Look out for lumps of black sugar that looks like something out of a stone scratch patch, the traditional Indian wooden ice cream churners, and bags of candy-coated fennel.
The best way to enjoy it: Be guided by the friendly and knowledgeable staff. On your way out, be sure to get some sabja seeds to soak in ice-cold milk and flavour with sweet rose syrup to make a delicious Bombay crush.