In preparation for the holiday season, I'm looking for a good market that has an array of spices, from the mundane to the exotic. East/South Bay would be ideal, but I'll travel far and wide for a good source!
I used to get my spices at Sahadi's in Brooklyn -- 'twas my dream of a store! They had a high turnover, so spices were REALLY fresh and pungent, and I could also get nuts and some serious dried fruit (not to mention the world's largest malted milk balls!).