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Dr. J Sep 5, 2006 01:32 AM

Local Calgarians, please, I am looking for a place in Calgary that sells bulk spices and herbs.

I have been to Superstore, Safeway and Co-op and was not very impressed (I always wonder how long they have been sitting in those bins at Superstore and Safeway and Co-op has NO bulk herbs/spices). Sometimes you only need a little of something, you know?

I'm looking for spice rack essentials (ie peppercorns, cumin seeds) however, like to have exotic options to try. I used to be in Winnipeg which had Scoop and Weigh which sold essentially every spice and herb on earth (or so it seemed)and had quick turnover so you knew your spices were fairly fresh. Save on Foods in Edmonton has recently expanded their bulk spices however, obviously not available here in Calgary. We're in the downtown; closer is better but would be willing to travel.

Thoughts/suggestions?

Thank you.

  1. John Manzo Sep 5, 2006 03:27 AM

    Community Natural Foods. 10th Ave east of 14 St SW.

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      Gobstopper Sep 5, 2006 04:30 AM

      Community is great,
      also, for fresh herbs at reasonable prices, Chongos in the Inglewood farmers market.

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        a voce Sep 5, 2006 06:03 PM

        Try Calgary Spiceland 1830 52 St SE

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          John Manzo Sep 5, 2006 07:16 PM

          Good suggestion but that's a long way from downtown!

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          Susanbnyc Sep 9, 2006 03:06 AM

          What about Cookbook Cafe...or something like that ...on 11th ave...I've wondered in a few times and they seem to have a lot of specialty items not available elsewhere...ie...a gazillion different kinds of salt... and some nice (and pricey) kitchen gadgets....

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            Zydecopapa Sep 9, 2006 02:36 PM

            It's the Cookbook Company, 711 11 Ave SW. 403-265-6066.

          2. John Manzo Sep 9, 2006 05:32 PM

            cookbook co does not sell bulk spices.

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              Bell Oct 12, 2010 12:57 PM

              Try Spiceland on Fairmount Dr SE they have a great place and the prices are even better.

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                miss.foodie Oct 12, 2010 08:29 PM

                How about Weigh2Go? They are at the Blackfoot Farmer's Market on Saturdays and Sundays.
                http://weigh2go.ca/

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                  cckid Oct 15, 2010 09:49 AM

                  that is good to know,they used to be in Southland Crossings & I've been looking for them!! thxs

                2. cellophane_star Oct 14, 2010 07:56 AM

                  My new favourite place for spices is Silk Road Spices in Ramsay (with a smaller booth at the Currie Barracks Farmers Market). Their selection is amazing. Everything is sold in jars but they will measure out half jars in little packets: http://www.silkroadspices.ca/

                  1. sarah galvin Oct 29, 2010 09:16 PM

                    The best place in town is The Silk Road in Inglewood. You can buy in bulk or not. Hands down the best.

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