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Where to buy bulk foods in Manhattan?

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megshell Sep 11, 2009 09:16 AM

I recently moved to Manhattan, and I was so used to getting all my grains/beans/lentils/treats! In the bulk bins in my Whole Foods in Boulder, CO. Sadly, the two Whole Foods I've been to here don't sell in bulk! What's up with that? I visited the one in Union Square and Columbus Circle. Is there a store where I can buy my favorite grains, etc. in bulk? I live in the UES and work in LES, so the East Side would be better, but I'm up for any and all suggestions! Thanks!

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    Ann900 RE: megshell Sep 11, 2009 09:58 AM

    The new Whole Foods on W. 97th sells some bulk foods. A bigger selection can b found upstairs at Fairway (Broadway and 74th).

    1. ChefJune RE: megshell Sep 11, 2009 10:27 AM

      The Whole Foods in Tribeca is the largest in Manhattan, and has a huge selection of bulk foods, including eight or nine different salts from around the world.

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        newfoodie RE: ChefJune Sep 12, 2009 08:53 AM

        Good recommendation, I definitely need to check it out!

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        EliEats RE: megshell Sep 11, 2009 12:24 PM

        Fresh Direct (order online and then delivered, as you probably know) is fantastic for bulk buying. Usually great prices and they do all the traveling and lifting for you.

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          megshell RE: EliEats Sep 11, 2009 10:06 PM

          nice! thank you all, i'll be checking them all out!

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          chocolatefancy RE: megshell Sep 12, 2009 05:25 AM

          Integral Yoga on 13 st. off of 7th ave (sorry-west side) has a pretty large selection of all sorts of bulk food including cereal, nuts, granola, dried mango, BODY LOTION, SHAMPOO, and lots of other stuff.

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