Seattle >Food Manufacturers > Travelers India Shop & Tea Co
501 E Pine St, Seattle, WA | Directions 9812247.615080 -122.325253
Neighborhoods: Broadway, Capitol Hill
Travelers - something for everyone – Visit Travelers Tea Company to experience the best chai and Indian food in Seattle!!!
Great Indian food by Allen Kornmesser, a place to meet and talk. Wisdom by Leon Reed.
Sometimes it gets very busy.
Essential Oils, Perfumes
Jewelry, Body Decor
Scarves, Shawls, Saris
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Traveller's: an amazing place that just keeps getting better – ok, i read the review from seattlenewbie and i totally understand what happened. I think a little explanation is in order. For many years Traveller's has been THE best source for herbs, clothing, books, and other miscellanities of life elsewhere on the planet. The owner has spent a lot of time in India, but other parts of asia, as well as south america and the Caribbean are represented.
People come to Traveller's for their chai, which is among the best i've ever tasted. Definitely the best in Seattle. They've recently expanded their services and are now offering a full thalia served traditionally every weekend. As cool as this is, it's caused some trouble.
Adjusting to being a part-time restaurant has been difficult and many of the staff and ownership have found themselves overextended. I've noticed that the usual friendliness sometimes gives way to impatience now, but please try to understand. These are great people trying to do something that's not easy. I'm sure once everyone's adjusted to the new set up it will return to the friendly place it's always been.
Sorry you caught them on a bad day Seattlenewbie, here's hoping your next experience there is a good one :D
Arrogance or a bad day? – Arrogance or a just bad day? I went in recently to buy some spices. Instead of the warm and friendly atmosphere that has earned Travelers its reputation, I got a cold vibe from the staff. There was no eye contact or greeting from Leon and the rest of the staff members made themselves appear busy. Although an attendant helped me find an item, it seemed apparent that I had bothered them by walking into their store that evening. I asked the attendant if they carried a particular Indian snack, and she in turn asked Leon. His response? A dismissive equivalent of a duh, everything they had was out there. Not even their great chai could help me overcome this taste of bad service. Truth be told, there are other locales in the Greater Seattle area that carry twice as many items at half the cost of Travelers. I've supported the establishment because I applaud Leon and Allen's initiative, knowledge, and taste. But I wonder if complacency is making Travelers arrogant or if it was just a bad day at this Capitol Hill spice store. I'd love to be wrong on this one.
greatest incense selection in town! – I love the maharajah incense at Travelers.I only wish I could have found them sooner! Great variety of stuff=sweet helpful staff.
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