I cannot keep plants alive.
I try. I coddle. I water. I find the right amount of sunlight.
Then I fail and they die.
But luckily, I can replace them any time I want at Aromaticus.
This quirky little shop in Monti is a gardener’s dream. Potted greens, watering cans in every shape and size, and hipster-y plant accessories beyond your wildest imagination.
It is the perfect place to pick up a gift for a nature loving friend stuck in chaotic city living.
But if you are like me and shy away from commitments that require you to keep other living things alive, then you can just eat.
Aromaticus is part shop and part kitchen.
You can find everything from tartar to tabouleh on the menu, with an emphasis on fresh produce, naturally.
I usually pop in for a juice or salad (at least when I am feeling virtuous – all other days I head around the corner and go straight for gelato from Fatamorgana).
When you are done with your meal, there is plenty of kitsch to satisfy your shopping craving.
Via Urbana, 134,
00184 Roma, Italy
Phone: +39 06 488 1355
Open: Wednesday – Sunday from 11 am – 10:30 pm; Tuesdays 11 am – 9 pm; Closed Mondays.