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Feb 25, 2010 07:04 PM

New To Bay. Need to find wholesaler of specialty foods

Hello All,
I am moving to the bay and will be starting a small baking business. I need to find a supplier for things like hazelnut paste, almond meal, fondant, vanilla and other high quality baking products. Any suggestions. I included a website of the company I am using where I live now so you guys know what I am talking about. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks a Million!

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  1. Specialty food stores abound here. It really depends on what you are looking for and how much you need to buy. Your link looks like it goes to a specialty distributor, or are they a retailer?
    If you search this site you'll find lots of posts. One to get you started on specialty foods could be the specialty foods post here:

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    1. re: roster

      Thanks for your response Roster. I am actually looking for a distributor or wholesaler, as I wouldd be looking to buy things ni bigger quantity. I looked at the link, the suggestions were more along the lines of retail Thanks again.

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      1. I've been out of the business for a while, so I'm not up to date, but try Qzina
        They are in Burlingame and deliver wholesale orders.

        1. Pacific Gourmet
          Cheese Works West
          Polarica Inc
          Made In France
          To name a few. Hope that helps.

          1. Also Ital foods- specializes in Italian imports but carries nut meals/pastes, vanilla/spices

            I use Pacific Gourmet a lot.

            Village Imports has similar products.

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            1. re: kmah

              kmah, Do you know if Ital foods carries roasted hazelnut flour ?