Tucked into the Meeting House building on Centre Street, Ambrosia sells handmade chocolate, tea varieties, spices and herbs (some straight from island farms). The shop is fashioned as a charming apothecary with floor-to-ceiling wood built-ins and a large glass cabinet that doubles as the shop's counter.
Ambrosia reflects a more subtle side of Nantucket, where delicacies are savored for their richness rather than their ritziness. In the summer months, co-owner Claudia Butler handpicks handpicking rosa rugosa petals across the island for their best-selling Wild Rose Sea Salt. Pick up a jar of salt and one of their monkey bars—milk chocolate with dried bananas and yellow curry—for an eclectic taste of an island with global roots.