Mothers Cupboard Spice Shoppe, a hidden gem on Miami Avenue West, is your go-to place when you need anything for your kitchen or spices for a special dish. The shoppe offers an array of fresh, often-used spices as well as unique, hard-to-find aromatics from around the world. In a hurry? Grab a pre-mixed blend that is designed for a one pot meal. Their spice blends are a mix of family favorites, as well as seasonings created through their years in the catering business. Each blend is packaged in-house and most feature a recipe on the back to try it out. Owner, Suzanne Andrews, loves her downtown location. “I have met the most awesome people and built wonderful relationships with other cooks and bakers,” says Andrews.

Beyond spices, the shoppe carries a vast supply of fun and functional kitchen tools, unique cooking and baking gadgets, along with hand sewn artisan items from local seamstresses. Cold brewed or hot steeped, the shoppe features more than 90 varieties of loose leaf tea, plus their own unique coffee blend fresh roasted locally by Venetian Coffee Roasters.

Visit Mothers Cupboard’s Facebook page, shop in store, online, or call ahead to have your purchases delivered to your car. Mothers Cupboard Spice Shoppe is located at 208 West Miami Avenue; 941-525-8041. Open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday-Sunday 10am-4pm. Shop online at