Spartanburg Businesses offer Mardi Gras Treats

In honor of Mardi Gras area businesses opened their doors with ‘Fat Tuesday’ themed traditional offerings. Pastry chef Nick Dhers and his wife Ae Zavala are the owners of Le Spice in downtown Spartanburg. Here, Dhers prepares beignets for guests. [ALEX HICKS JR./Spartanburg Herald-Journal]

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Location 7: Le Spice Restaurant and Bakery


Thanks to Pastry Chef Nick Dhers and Executive Chef Amonrat Dhers, you can experience French & Thai influences in Spartanburg. Don’t miss their fresh baked delicacies in a relaxing setting off Highway 29 or in their newest location, downtown Spartanburg.

Le Spice Opens New Downtown Location

Le Spice’s new downtown location, Le Spice Downtown, held its soft opening Tuesday morning. The French-Thai fusion restaurant, located at 155 W. Main St. in the old Dottie’s Toffee building, offers everything from banh mi to ratatouille, as well as an array of fresh pastries, all available for carry out.


The restaurant is currently operating under abridged hours, according to manager Schylar Clark, and will be open Tuesdays through Sundays. He said that while regular hours are currently set to be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a short break before the 5-9 p.m. dinner hours, there is already talk of keeping the doors open longer...

"Le Spice, with its artisan bakery, modern kitchen and Thai and French influences, is one of the latest in a series of businesses – both new and established – announcing Downtown Spartanburg locations. Downtown locations are coming this year for Monster Subs, The Peddler Steak House and several other businesses.

Nick said he wanted to capitalize Downtown Spartanburg’s momentum while bringing the restaurant’s unique dishes to a new audience..."

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"If you’re anything like me, eating is your favorite pastime, so a minimum of three square meals is essential. And when it’s time for lunch, Le Spice has it covered. French and Thai influences converge for cuisine that’s one of a kind and so delicious. Try the Turkey BLT: a pared-down, yet totally scrumptious spin on all the flavors that make Le Spice distinctive."

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"A number of local restaurants and chefs showed off their foods at ‘A Taste of Spartanburg’ held at the Chapman Cultural Center on Nov. 14, 2017. The event was a book launch by Hub City Writer’s Project."

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"Nick Dhers, a native of France, is the pastry chef and co-owner with wife Amonrat, a native of Thailand, who is the executive chef. You’ll find everything from croissants and escargot to Thai pulled pork, bangbang banh mi and a Thai green curry bowl."

Spartanburg Herald-Journal

SPartanburg Magazine - Food Issue, Fall 2017

"The Food issue of Spartanburg Magazine will be available today in our downtown Herald-Journal lobby, and by Friday across the street at Hub City Bookshop and at Barnes & Noble"

"Le Spice is new on the scene on the West Side of Spartanburg, and it has quickly become one of my favorites in town!  You can tell with each bite that the owners, Nick and Amonrat Dhers, have truly put their hearts into this quaint restaurant and bakery with french and thai influences.

The location is wonderful, tucked back into the woods where you'd never know you're right off of a busy highway.  In the spring and fall, there is an amazing patio... Cont."

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Le Spice Restaurant and Bakery opens on Spartanburg's west side - Zach Fox

"Nick and his wife, Ae... are co-owners of Le Spice Restaurant and Bakery, now open on Spartanburg’s west side. The eatery, located in the former Converse Deli West building, offers a mixture of Southern, French and Thai flavors."

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Le Spice Restaurant and Bakery Blends French, Southern and Thai Cuisines - Jennifer Martin

"Bringing flavors from around the world to the Upstate, Le Spice Restaurant & Bakery is pushing the culinary envelope. With a Spartanburg native baker trained in France and a chef who grew up in Thailand, it’s combining French, Southern and Thai cuisines."

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