Curio Spice Co. HERBS & SPICES

We specialize in directly sourced, sustainably produced spices from around the world. We work hard to build relationships with farmers and share their stories with you. Our unique blends help tell these stories through their beautiful aromas and the depth of flavor they add to your food. We also specialize in rare and hard-to-find spices, tools and culinary gifts available at our storefront & curiosity cabinet in Cambridge, MA as well as here online. We offer bulk spices to restaurants and producers, as well as wholesale to specialty retailers.

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People love discovering this place.

Here's what people say after redeeming their Nift gift.

Great selection and customer service

Victoria, November 11, 2019

Cute store with everything made in house!

Jennifer, October 26, 2019

Great merchandise, very knowledgeable staff.

Patricia, October 19, 2019

Everything about this shop is absolutely delightful—utterly incredible spices & herbs, amazing gifts, gorgeous packaging & design, and the kindest, gentlest, most helpful AND most knowledgeable employees you’ll ever interact with. So happy to support this local business!!

Alli, October 15, 2019

very helpful staff, incredible selection

Erik, September 30, 2019

I bike past this shop nearly every day, and I’m so happy to have gone in for the first time. It’s such a great spot to shop for unique spice blends for oneself or for gifts. Eager to return! Very helpful staff.

Stephanie, September 25, 2019

This is such a cool place. The aroma was amazing.

Stacy, September 22, 2019

Amazing selection, great quality

Quentin, September 2, 2019

So helpful & amazing, fun products

Kathryn, August 3, 2019

Beautiful shop! Would come back for slices!

Ngoc, July 18, 2019

Nice range of items

Matthew, July 13, 2019

they had truly amazing spice combinations, and i appreciated the recipe recommendations complimentary with purchase!

Muhammed, June 9, 2019

Cute small shop with super friendly people who work there/run it. Never even heard of the shop before, really liked it and was surprised the prices were pretty good. Not a cook so not too aware of spices, but may shop there again.

Martina, June 8, 2019

This seems like a much-needed business for the area. Every spice blend smelled incredible, and the staff were extremely helpful but not overbearing. I hope they do well for themselves and stick around for a really long time!

Jennifer, May 17, 2019

Very cute and affordable little shop!

Kayden, May 4, 2019

Visiting Curio was such a lovely experience! I’m really glad I was able to visit, and the storekeeper was so helpful and friendly!

Stephanie, April 21, 2019

It was great - very cute and the store workers were very helpful.

Sarah, March 24, 2019

Curio was a super cute store. I had shopped their products before at farmers markets, but did not realize that they had a brick and mortar. It was a small, but lovely storefront that was well curated. When I got the Nift for Curio Spice I had to look up where it was and found it was in a neighborhood I had overlooked and quickly discovered it was an area with many interesting local businesses. I ended up going to dinner at the restaurant next door, Urban Hearth, last night as a result!

LESLEY, February 15, 2019

Curio is a really lovely and convenient addition to the neighborhood. I prefer to buy spices in stores rather than online (for quality-assurance purposes), and they always have a huge range of high-quality products.

Caroline, February 12, 2019

Great customer service and product selection. I’ll be back.

Nathan, February 10, 2019

Very nice spice store. Friendly and helpful staff. Will return someday.

Craig, February 8, 2019

Very lovely shop, and personable help provided.

Nancy, January 27, 2019

Curio is a wonderful little shop for spice exploration!

Jonathan, January 27, 2019

Curio is a great spice shop with interesting spice blends and very fresh spices.

Diane, January 26, 2019

Food Nifts are the best!

Alessandra, January 17, 2019

It was a really cool shop! I want to go back with my roommate.

Sunday, January 10, 2019

Beautiful space with really interesting and unique spices. Good prices and the help was friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend to others and would go back!

Nancy, December 31, 2018


Dani, December 30, 2018

Thanks, I would not have otherwise discovered this cool store.

Erin, December 26, 2018

Great selection .

Eric, December 25, 2018

The shop was very welcoming, and the staff was very helpful! Picked out a nice selection of spices for a Christmas gift. Good place to find nice pepper, salts, and spice mixes.

Eliza, December 22, 2018

Great little shop - so much to choose from!

Tracy, December 22, 2018

The staff was super helpful in helping me find a holiday gift for a relative. Everything smelled great, and they had a good amount of variety in terms of flavor and price points.

Gopi, December 21, 2018

The store smelled fantastic and the staff were friendly and helpful.

Rebecca, December 19, 2018

I had a most positive experience because one of the staff (Maya or Maitra, not sure of her name) came out to answer some of my questions about the spices. She told me some of the spices she likes cooking with and even recommended a recipe to me. She was very calm and clearly loved working there, and it made the experience even more pleasant for me.

Pattie, December 16, 2018


Dale, December 16, 2018

The shop is charming. I spent a long time browsing. There were so many lovely things to look at.

Joanne, December 13, 2018

Curio Spice is a lovely little shop that I could spend an hour in, just browsing and smelling. Such a wonderfully curated selection of beautiful oddities and more specialty spices than I could use in a lifetime. Highly recommended for an adventurous spirit.

Maeve, December 12, 2018

Friendly people, great products. Found a perfect gift for my in laws!

Iain, December 9, 2018

Awesome place with friendly, helpful, outgoing staff.

Christopher, December 9, 2018

Great little shop with many unusual offerings. Worth a special trip!

Ceallaigh, December 8, 2018

Big selection of unusual items.

Kathleen, December 3, 2018

This store is amazing! They have so many spices I’ve never even heard of and I am so inspired to get cooking. Will definitely return.

Mara, November 30, 2018

Lovely place/people (and shockingly affordable!)

Julia, November 26, 2018

Lovely shop! Thanks for the opportunity

Ashley, November 24, 2018

The Curio shop is wonderful - friendly staff, beautiful displays, great products. Will be going back.

Kate, November 18, 2018

Spindler and Curio are both fantastic places!

Stephanie Jo, November 18, 2018

excellent experience!

Marjorie, November 17, 2018

Very friendly and helpful staff! Excellent selection of products.

Meghan, November 17, 2018

A good collection of spices and seasonings that are not so easy to find elsewhere. A well-designed store too.

David, November 16, 2018

Beautiful store. Would t have known about it if it weren’t for the Nift gift.

Abigail, November 15, 2018

Curio Spice is fantastic! High-quality, unique products and attentive, knowledgeable service. I love this place!

Fiona, November 15, 2018

I’m so glad Nift finally got me to this lovely shop! It’s beautiful, the staff is warm, and the products are wonderful!

Elizabeth, November 14, 2018

Such a cute, unique shop! I love that you can smell the products. I wanted to buy so many things!

Cristina, November 11, 2018

Loved curio and all their great spices! The blends were excellent. Will absolutely be coming back. Thanks Nift!

Cassy, November 5, 2018

Fantastic strore!

Sophie, November 3, 2018

Curio is such a beautiful shop! The staff is so friendly, and the environment was very well curated.

Samantha, October 28, 2018

Cool shop!

Audrey Beth, October 20, 2018

Very friendly and aesthetically pleasing!! :)

Sara, August 28, 2018

Great and unique shop. I’m not that adventurous of a cook so I probably wouldn’t normally go here to spend the money on spices, but the Nift was a good excuse to check it out. It’s pricey but they sell very unique spices. If I ever had a recipe that called for an uncommon spice, I would go here.

Masha, August 24, 2018

Curio is an amazing shop! I'm so glad that Nift brought me to this shop as it may have taken me much longer to find it myself. I will definitely be back to buy all of my spices! Grocery store spices be damned!!

Arden, August 18, 2018

Wonderful shop, amazing and unique spices and herbs.

Deborah, August 13, 2018

Helpful, nice set-up allowing customers to checkout (smell!) the spices!

Angela, August 9, 2018

Great customer service. Amazing ambiance. Overall extremely positive experience and left with a full basket!

Stephanie, August 8, 2018

The shop is beautiful, the saleswoman was very friendly and helpful. I can't wait to use my new pickling kit!

Rebecca, July 28, 2018

Great - I would never have known about Curio Spice and will be back

Janet, July 23, 2018

It was super great! So many fun and exciting spices, but also basics like pepper! Super knowledgeable staff. Makes me want to find recipes specifically for some of the spices.

Genevieve, July 22, 2018

They have such a great range of items. The spices are fresh. Unusual recipes to try (tomato sauce using a vanilla bean) and lots of things for gifts.

Rebecca, July 15, 2018

Very nice store I’ll definitely go back !

Pierre-Luc, July 15, 2018

Amazing shop!!

Diane, July 12, 2018

Very cute store with a lot of unique gifts and spices.

Bobby, July 11, 2018

Sales person was very helpful in making suggestions as it was my first time in the store.

Shelley, July 10, 2018

I appreciated the nice customer service I had in the store.

Melissa, July 7, 2018

Curio is a beautiful shop. I can't wait to try the spices at home

Jake, June 27, 2018

Very friendly staff; they asked if I were looking for anything, then left me alone to browse when I said I was just looking. They also pointed out a couple relevant things once I made my selections and took them to the register. I can't wait to try out my purchases!

Carol, June 26, 2018

Delightful store and staff!

Linda, June 24, 2018

Friendly and knowledgeable! Great selection of spices. They try to source their spices directly from suppliers and also have locally sourced spices.

Zenobia, June 23, 2018

Super friendly. Cool little shop that I would not have found otherwise.

LESLIE, June 17, 2018

Great little store

Ken, June 16, 2018

A fancy store with lots of options. I picked out a nice gift, and they wrapped it up beautifully. Store is in a good location, I could easily walk from Davis sq station. I liked how you can sniff each spice blend and see what you like.

Jacqueline, June 14, 2018

Lots of great options, very friendly staff!

Matt, June 7, 2018

Super cute shop, very reasonable prices, kind and helpful employees, it was great!

Yulia, February 28, 2018

wasn't as pricey as I thought it'd be. very friendly and they have unique spice blends. cool specialty shop for a foodie.

Natalie, February 16, 2018

Great place, awesome spices and salts and they offer classes that also sound great! Will definitely be back!

Laura, January 20, 2018

A lovely spice boutique!

Helen, January 19, 2018

Very friendly staff and easy to redeem gift card process

Benjamin, January 12, 2018

This spice shop is amazing and the staff are very knowledgeable. What a treat!

Veronica, January 11, 2018

Love the free recipe cards and unique spice mixes!

Zoe, January 2, 2018

A wonderful little shop full of delicious treasures for gifts or just yourself!

Irene, December 16, 2017

It was an amazing experience. I walked in and was overwhelmed because even though it’s a tiny shop the selection is huge. After wandering around the store and wondering how do I know what to buy, a shopkeeper cake out and helped me, walking me through the selection carefully and patiently. They helped me find something I’m very happy with and even took the time to wrap it up in a cute box and talked to me so nicely and casually. It was a great time and I’d totally recommend it!

Luca, December 9, 2017

Great for gifts. Will be returning!

Madeline, December 8, 2017

Wonderful shop with a unique assortment of spices!

Kelly, December 5, 2017

Lovely store. Friendly customer service.

Carolyn, November 30, 2017

An incredibly cute shop with an abundance of spices (and spice combinations) from around the world

Pui Chi, November 3, 2017

Curio is literally my favorite place to shop (for myself and for gifts) in Cambridge, and possibly in the greater Boston area. I am so lucky that I received a Nift to use there!

Sydney, October 30, 2017

great products and great customer service. Can't wait to get home and cook.

Michelle, October 13, 2017

The store was amazing-- they had a huge variety of fresh and local spices to smell, as well as samples of spiced snacks to try! They were also really nice and were ok with having me browse the store for quite a while

Clara, September 30, 2017

They had several really nice spice combinations. The staff was friendly and helpful. I have already recommended them to several people.

Daniel, September 12, 2017

Wonderful selection of spices. I like that there are samples out so you can smell them. I appreciate the recipes and it makes more exotic spices feel accessible

Kathy, September 10, 2017

The smell of spices hits you as soon as you open the door. What a wonderful little store! I will be returning!

Nia, September 10, 2017

Thanks! Great concept. I wouldn't have made a purchase without it -- not only did having the gift certificate remind me of the store but it prompted me to realize that it would be an ideal place to buy a hostess gift. I was thrilled to use it and I will be back to the store again!

Martha, September 6, 2017

Very nice and friendly staff, interesting selection!

Carly, August 18, 2017

Wonderful shop and fine collection. Very helpful staff. I will shop there again. Telling all my friends.

Elaine, August 17, 2017

The spice shop was beautiful! I loved the selection itself as well as the packaging. We ended up buying three spices that we are so excited to try out. The woman at the counter was very friendly and helpful, recommending spices to smell and giving us a sample of special saffron candy.

Grace, August 16, 2017

Friendly, informative staff. They truly offer a unique selection of spices. I'm glad they are there and will go back. I spent more than my coupon's worth.

Karen leslie, August 9, 2017

Really cute and well thought out store. The woman working gave me a great recipe on the way out so I'll be back for supplies soon.

Kristen, August 8, 2017

I can't wait to go back! I've been wanting to visit Curio for a long time and this Nift was just the thing to get me to go. I will be back. Customer service is delightful and educational. Highly recommended!

Elizabeth, August 3, 2017

Beautiful, high quality spices and herbs. Loved going in there and smelling everything. Came home with some really neat spice mixes!

Katrina, July 26, 2017

I loved Curio spice! I have lived around the corner for a year and never been - it's a super cute little shop with numerous spices and blends from around the world. Will definitely be back when I find a cool recipe that I need an authentic spice for!! Also they do classes so I signed up for the email list, sounds like a cool opportunity and I hope to attend one! Thanks!!

Jennifer, July 21, 2017

I have walked by this sore many mornings before they were open. The Nift prompted me to go during business hours. I will definitely return. Great selection for gifts.

Joanne, July 15, 2017

i walked in the store and the smells were wonderful. the spices were beautifully displayed almost like a curated library and I walked around taking note of the names, the blends and opening sample jars to get the scent, I really enjoyed the visit and purchased four different spices including smoked paprika and shitake mushroom powder, as well as a cute little accacia spoon. Prices are reasonable and I plan to go back regularly for herbs and spices.

Patricia, July 14, 2017

Such nice products!

Hee, July 8, 2017


Robert, June 20, 2017

Wonderful people and a beautiful shop!

Matthew, June 10, 2017

The employee would assisted me was very helpful

Beth, June 3, 2017

The spices all smelled amazing, and it was hard to limit myself (but the space in my cabinets required it...)

Aisha, May 27, 2017

Amazing atmosphere, the sales clerk was so sweet and attentive. Very knowledgeable not only of the spices but the best foods/preparations for them. The rosemary olive oil cake was the cherry on top!

Rebecca, May 7, 2017

Great store!

Amy, April 15, 2017

It was great that Curio was open a little later on Thursdays! I was able to stop in and chat with the owner after work. She had some great suggestions and made me feel comfortable taking my time wandering around the shop. She also carried a certain chocolate bar that I haven't seen in the US in so long. Such a cool store; I'm really glad I stopped in.

Sarah, April 14, 2017

Beautiful place. High quality products and friendly, knowledgeable staff!

Tala, April 9, 2017

Loved this! Great way to experience new businesses.

Jaclyn, March 31, 2017

Great place. Very friendly and helpful.

Katie, March 24, 2017
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2265 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

Curio Spice Co.