This self-proclaimed “spice market” is a great new resource for Houston’s foodie culture.
Lone Star Culinary
2503 Link Rd. (at Airline, across from Canino’s)
Houston, TX 77009
So I was walking back to my car at Canino Market this weekend and glancing across Airline Drive my eye caught the words “spice market.” For a foodie, the words “spice market” are always a good sign. Visions of frankincense and myrrh, Marco Polo and the spice road, the Grand Bazaar in Instanbul, spice-laden camel caravans in Yemen all come to mind. OK, this wasn’t quite so romantic, but Lone Star Culinary, as this spice market is called, is a great new destination for vicarious foodie travel.
Once inside, one whole wall of the store is given over to powdered spices. It’s an impressive lineup. The store has only been open for about a month so some of the containers have yet to be filled, but the breadth and depth of this spice collection is great.
The opposite wall of the store is home to an encyclopedic collection of dried herbs, spices and teas. What wall space that’s left over is filled with a flat screen TV tuned to the Food Network. Nice touch.
The center of the store has shelves containing interesting foodie gewgaws and knickknacks, many of an Hispanic and Mexican-American variety.
I encourage all my fellow Houston Foodies to patronize Lone Star Culinary. This is a great addition to the Houston Foodie scene.