RED BANK: EXOTIC SPICE STOCKING STUFFER

tea_and_spiceOne of Red Bank’s newest stores is the source of today’s gift idea. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge)

PieHole knows that local foraging is the best foraging. For the food lovers on your gift list we have assembled PieHole’s First Annual Shop Local Holiday Food & Drink Gift Guide. This is the 9th in the series.

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The perfect stocking stuffer for the friend who fries his or her own falafel or aspires to make authentic-tasting Middle Eastern food at home, Zahtar is a must-have spice blend.

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PieHole likes to use a pinch or two when mixing up an olive oil and lemon juice salad dressing. A one-ounce pack goes for $4.39 for at Red Bank’s newly-opened Spice & Tea Exchange, on Monmouth Street.