Angel Gregorio, owner of The Spice Suite in Old Takoma, was featured on The Drew Barrymore Show this week in a segment titled “Meet a Real-Life Spice Girl Who Left Her Job as an Assistant Principal to Spice Up Palates”.
“Angel Gregorio is living her dream thanks to the help of others!”, the segment’s description reads. “Angel Gregorio runs The Spice Suite, a store where she houses almost every spice imaginable and continues to enhance her palette through traveling to other countries! Angel also focuses on partnering with other Black-owned businesses to help others thrive too!”
The Drew Barrymore Show is the second national media outlet to spotlight The Spice Suite this month: Bon Appetit Magazine also featured the outlet in their March/April issue. Bon Appetit’s article, “Here Are Thirteen Ways Ways to Turn Your Love of Food Into A Career, From Women Who’ve Made It Work”, features several women who have turned their love of food into their life’s work.
“What’s humbling is that it wasn’t about spices, it was me giving business advice for folks who want to turn their love of food into a career,” Ms. Gregorio said in a post on The Spice Suite’s Instagram account. “To be trusted by such a renowned publication to give business advice still feels surreal.”
“We are thrilled to see Angel’s hard-earned success,” said Main Street Takoma’s Laura Barclay in a statement to the Source earlier this month. “The business that she has built and the strategic decisions that she made during the pandemic are a model for other small businesses.”
Photo: The Drew Barrymore Show/YouTube