Spotted / Bay Area / Oakland / Homestead Apothecary
I actually don’t frequent herbal shops much, as I have very little knowledge about herbal varieties, but this one particularly drew me in. It’s a beautiful space filled with jars of all sorts, but they also carry a lovely mix of home items, including candles, soaps, stationery, prints and local honey. And while admiring it all, I had a chance to speak to shop owner, Nic, who was really friendly and very informative about the varieties he carries and the additional services his shop offers the community, like herbal beer making classes and fresh herb pickups. He even helped me pick out a “Brain Booster” tea blend to power me through long days of working and blogging. You’ll find this Oakland gem tucked at the end of quaint little Temescal Alley.
486 49th Street
Oakland, CA 94609
tel: 510 495 6549
* All images by me, Leslie.