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Looking for things to add to soup

Shade Feb 15, 2008 12:16 PM

It's soup weather and I'm looking for dried peas, beans, lentils, barley etc to add to my winter soups. Where is the best place to buy this sort of thing? I've bought red lentils at Whole Foods before but the packets are so small that I can easily go through several in a week if I'm making large batches of soup to put in the freezer. Is there somewhere that sells them cheaply in bulk (or at least larger packets) and that has a good variety?

I'm in the East Village but willing to travel.


  1. thew Feb 15, 2008 12:22 PM

    kalustyan's (again) 28th and lex

    1. Miss Needle Feb 15, 2008 12:51 PM

      Buy the legumes in bulk at a health food store. My favorite is Integral Yoga on West13th Street, but I believe there's one around around 2nd and 1st Ave and 12th Street.

      1. 280 Ninth Feb 15, 2008 12:58 PM

        There's a place in the EV, called Dowel Quality products, on First between 5th and 6th Sts.

        1. Cheese Boy Feb 15, 2008 05:57 PM

          The EV has Commodities Natural Market
          Look --> http://www.healthylivingnyc.com/find-it/gallery/628/3

          Also, see my reply in this thread -> http://www.chowhound.com/topics/455560

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