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Feb 8, 2009 06:13 PM

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 The threads look real good and have great flavor. They also have vanilla

        1. Check out They sell vanilla, too.