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Bulk Herbs and Spices

Hungry4Good May 9, 2010 02:49 PM

Anybody have a favorite spot to buy larger containers of spices, herbs, seeds, etc? I used to depend on Surfa's in Culver City but following their remodel they jacked the prices up. Thanks in advance!

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  1. goodhealthgourmet RE: Hungry4Good May 9, 2010 03:26 PM

    Smart & Final and Costco both carry a lot of the basics in large containers.

    If you'd rather measure them out yourself instead of buying them prepackaged, the Santa Monica Co-op and Rainbow Acres both sell bulk herbs & spices.

    Smart & Final
    10113 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

    1. ChinoWayne RE: Hungry4Good May 9, 2010 04:45 PM

      How large a container? Penzey's in Torrance sells spices by the pound.

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        goodhealthgourmet RE: ChinoWayne May 9, 2010 04:59 PM

        ooh, good call! isn't there a Penzey's in Santa Monica now?

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          ChinoWayne RE: goodhealthgourmet May 9, 2010 05:56 PM

          Dunno, I just order from their web site.

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            carln RE: goodhealthgourmet May 13, 2010 10:50 AM

            yup...its on 4th street near arizona and they also sell by the pound

        2. goodhealthgourmet RE: Hungry4Good May 9, 2010 06:09 PM

          i like ChinoWayne's suggestion, and there's a Penzeys in SM...

          1347 4th St
          Santa Monica, CA
          (310) 917-5577
          Mon.-Sat.: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
          Sun.: 11:00AM - 5:00PM

          Penzeys Spice Co
          1347 4th St, Santa Monica, CA

          1. DiveFan RE: Hungry4Good May 12, 2010 06:01 PM

            I get common whole spices in larger cel bags from any local Latino market. Inexpensive but only buy what looks new.
            Penzeys is good for harder to find product. Cost Plus also has a good selecton of spices.
            The only thing I go to Whole Foods for is bulk items like WW flour and the like.

            Cost Plus World Market
            10860 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

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              WildSwede RE: DiveFan May 13, 2010 11:14 AM

              Henry's Markets is also a good source for bulk flour, grains, trailmix, candy, etc. They also have herbs and spices you can measure out yourself.

              There is a location in Monrovia.

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              revets2 RE: Hungry4Good May 15, 2010 05:31 PM

              They don't really sell in bulk, but SPICE STATION in Silver Lake is the bomb. They certainly have the freshest spices I've found since Le Sanctuaire left town. You can buy in as little as 1 oz., but you could get any quantity you need. They also have hard to find spices. You might never buy a bulk spice again after trying them. They grind to order.



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