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Nov 14, 2007 05:37 PM

To-Go Containers in Atlanta?

Trying to find to-go containers to pack food in for freezable meals - preferably aluminum foil with the cardboard lid that you can crimp on, but some for soup as well. Tried Party City and the Container Store, but no luck.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated as I'm planning on taking all this to folks this weekend!

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  1. I don't know about the aluminum with cardboard lids (restaurant supply store, maybe?) but I really like the Gladware "tupperware" containers that you can buy in bulk. They hold up really well in the freezer and are dishwasher safe/reusable, but cost effective enough that you can throw them away without feeling too guilty about it.

    1. try some of the asian markets. i think i saw them at ranch 99 when we stopped on our drive from north carolina to new orleans.

      1. I've bought cheapo aluminum lasagna pans at Kroger for travelling with food, so it might be worth a stroll down their baking aisle if you need something oven-safe. Just cover it with regular aluminum foil sheets for freezing. Otherwise, I'd go with Gladware or a generic knock-off brand of plastic container.

        1. Restaurant Depot has two locations in Atlanta, they will have exactly what you're looking for.

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          1. re: glewwurm

            My thought also. But you need a biz license to get a membership to get in.

            I'd call first, but Atlanta Fixture and/or Superior Products might also have what you're looking for. That said, they don't carry a lot of consumables.

            1. re: ted

              you only need a membership to be able to purchase food items without being taxed, non-members can shop as well

              1. re: glewwurm

                Not true, unless something has changed recently. You need to have a Restaurant Depot card to get in at all, and to get an RD card you need to have a business affiliation. IIRC you need to show you are a business collecting sales taxes or a charitable organization with some type of proof. Tax is neither here nor there.

                If I am wrong, I'd be pleased to be corrected, because I used to be able to go where I used to live (and had a business), but I've had trouble at the Norcross location (I am retired and no longer have a business). They have let me in based on my old card, but made a big deal about it, and my understanding is that you can't just walk in.

                1. re: johnb

                  The last couple of times I've been, scanning my card has produced a msg to see a customer service rep. Not sure what they're looking for- we only buy stuff for the office every once in a while. I know that last time, it didn't scan at all, so I just went ahead and picked up stuff. They had to go scan me in before I could check out.

          2. For what it's worth, I saw these at Food Lion yesterday, near the aluminum roasting/cake pans I was buying . Other grocery chains probably carry them too.