online source for grains and legumes??
Does anybody have a favorite website for ordering dried beans, lentils, grains, etc?? I live in the boonies, and believe it or not I just went to 4 local supermarkets and couldn't find lentils (local here means approx 20 miles). I figure if I'm going to have order them, I'd like to find a good source where I might also be able to get good quality beans and other grains of variety. Rancho Gordo looks great for beans, but I didn't see any lentils there.
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I've never ordered beans, legumes, grains and the like online. But we have a terrific local shop that has an incredible variety of such and I know they accept online ordering. You could check them out and see if there's anything that you'd like. The place is Kalustyan's. Here's the link: http://www.kalustyans.com/ .
(ETA: I just looked and there are 104 entries under "lentils and dals" so that's a good place to start.)
bulkfoods.com has 28 different bean/legume varieties and 38 types of grains. I order from these guys regularly. Very good prices and good product.
They have a wide variety of legumes, grains, flours, and more, and are for the most part less expensive than Rancho Gordo. I have ordered from both. Personally, I noticed virtually no quality difference between the pricey stuff and the pound bags sold in the supermarket for a quarter the price.