Best Place To Inhale Deeply New York 2002 - SPICE CORNER
In truth, you could give this award to damn near any Indian grocery store in the city. But there's something especially likable about SPICE CORNER, a modest little shop in the middle of Lexington Avenue's East Twenties Indian-food epicenter. Walk in and take in a good whiff of the garlic powder, cinnamon sticks, cloves, whole nutmeg, peppercorns, curry mixes, tea, dried mint, fresh onion, ginger, and garlic. Then pick up some dried cherries and raspberries to snack on on your way homeyou'll need them, and the friendly proprietors will throw you a whole date to get you started.