ILA is a company with some pretty mystical roots. The name comes from a figure in Hindu mythology and apparently means earth, beauty, and prayer in Sanskrit. Poetic stuff, but when you consider that ILA is dedicated to providing heavenly food products, it starts to make sense. After all, there's nothing quite as mystical and divine as stuffing delicious things into your face.

Everything sold by ILA is of amazing quality. Their collection of spices, extracts, honeys, syrups, and oils are selected from some of the greatest producers around the world and exquisitely packaged. The cinnamon we bought is from Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, which for centuries has been regarded as the best stuff on the planet. They also offer gift packs and run a very refined-looking supper club in Brooklyn.