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Mar 14, 2009 07:32 PM

Loose Spices

Anyone know where I can find loose, that is, unpackaged spices?
I like to buy small quantities of things such as corianders seeds but can no longer find a supplier. There used to be an Iranian store in Bethesda that sold certain things but it no longer exists and I can find a replacement. Anyone know?

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  1. Yes.

    sorry I was going to leave it at that and be flippant but:


    several locations around town

    1. Penzeys is Rockville is a good choice.

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      1. re: reiflame

        Penzy's is a great source, but everything is packaged, not loose. Coriander isn't that hard to find though. I haven't looked, but I suspect that it may be one that Whole Foods has by the scoop.

        1. re: MikeR

          Yeah, my bad, but they do have everything in a wide variety of sizes!

      2. I would think most any Indian grocery would have them.

        1. Whole Foods, MOM's, Yes! Organic Market.

          1. The co-op in Takoma Park has bulk spices.

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            1. re: nc213

              Thanks a lot. Going to check out Patel Brothers today.