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Where can I find bulk spices?

tivon May 12, 2007 11:27 PM

I found out today that Gentle Strength Co-op has closed (replaced with an Asian/Health food store). I always bought my spices in bulk at Gentle Strength as they were fresher and much much cheaper than buying spices in jars. Any other sources for bulk spices (hopefully not too far from East Valley area).

(I have visited Penzeys which is nice too)


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    ziggylu RE: tivon May 13, 2007 08:07 AM

    Sprouts carries bulk spices but I"ve been buying my spices at Penzey's since they opened.

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      misohungrychewlow RE: ziggylu May 13, 2007 11:31 AM

      There's a Penzey's in the Valley now? Where?

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        johnseberg RE: misohungrychewlow May 13, 2007 11:46 AM

        3310 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ

        That's in the strip mall across Hayden from Carlsbad Tavern.

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          misohungrychewlow RE: johnseberg May 13, 2007 11:48 AM


    2. winedubar RE: tivon May 13, 2007 11:30 AM

      haji baba in tempe has bulk spices too :)

      1. Firenza00 RE: tivon May 13, 2007 11:32 AM

        Sprouts, Wild Oats, and Whole Foods all have various bulk spices. I don't know of any place that has a really good selection. I generally have hit several depending on what is on my list. Penzey's has a really good selection, but it's not sold in bulk. I do love Penzey's double-strength vanilla extract. :)

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