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Where to buy Saffron

Looking for a place to buy Saffron, good quality at a fair price

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    1. re: applehome

      I second Penzey's. They have a store here St. Louis, with three types of threads. I get the broken threads (Spanish?), relatively inexpensive. Why pay more for whole?

      1. re: Richard 16

        Trader Joe's sells Spanish saffron pretty cheap

        1. re: mmalmad

          I'll second the TJs recommendation, and add that the lower cost Spanish saffron is, to my palate, more pleasing than the expensive saffron I've purchased at Penzey's (still, a fine store). Cay

    2. In NYC, you can get good quality Spanish saffron at Indian/South Asian grocery stores for $30-40 per ounce (28 grams.) If you have access to that, they probably have smaller quantities at good prices too, cheaper than Penzey's, anyway...

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      1. re: MikeG

        Something to remember is that if you get threads you can store then in an airtight container in a cool, dark place, and they'll last a very long time. Pa-in-law gave me some in a little zip-lock inside of a tin box for Christmas - it's been three years now, and its potency is barely diminished. Just keep it dry!

      2. I purchased saffron from here saffron.com The threads look real good and have great flavor. They also have vanilla

        1. Check out saffron.com. They sell vanilla, too.

            1. Your local Indian market will have very affordable spanish saffron.