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May 9, 2010 02:49 PM

Bulk Herbs and Spices

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. 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

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

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        1. re: ChinoWayne

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

          1. re: goodhealthgourmet

            Dunno, I just order from their web site.

            1. re: goodhealthgourmet

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

          2. 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. 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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              1. re: DiveFan

                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.