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bxgirl Apr 13, 2011 04:43 PM

Any thoughts as to where in Manhattan I can buy wide-mouth glass jars? I prefer to put things in glass, and when I make tomato sauce or soup, it's easier to pour the liquid into a wider mouth jar.
I have some glass jars which I saved from store-bought things, but I really need more.

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  1. LNG212 Apr 13, 2011 04:48 PM

    Zabar's (upstairs) sells wide mouth canning jars (Ball, I think). I know I've seen pints and quarts there; not sure about wide mouth 1/2 pints. Bowery Kitchen Supplies inside Chelsea Market also carries some, though I'm not sure of the sizes. You could give each place a call to see if they have exactly what you need.

    2245 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

    Bowery Kitchen Supply
    75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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    1. re: LNG212
      coasts Apr 13, 2011 06:19 PM

      we've bought Ball jars from Bowery Kitchen at Chelsea Market in the past. they're cheap and, um, glass...

      1. re: LNG212
        pbjluver Apr 13, 2011 08:14 PM

        Don't pay Zabar's fancy prices.

        Check out:

        1. re: pbjluver
          LNG212 Apr 14, 2011 06:47 AM

          When I bought them last year, Zabar's prices were lower than anywhere else I found, including Bowery Kitchen. And I needed them right away. Later in the season, I planned ahead and ordered online but that's not helpful if someone needs it immediately.

          For the OP: wide mouth canning jars are what you describe - straight with no "indent" shoulders near the top. If you have enough lead time, you can order them by the case on line for really really cheap.

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        small h Apr 13, 2011 05:13 PM

        Whole Foods sells them for $4ish. And I don't know how helpful this information will be to you, but if you're ever in a position to cruise yard sales, people often give canning jars away. That's where I get mine.

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          tex.s.toast Apr 14, 2011 06:58 AM

          i bought a case of 12 wide mouth quart sized jars at whole foods last fall for a canning project for around 18 bucks i think - they were actually cheaper there then bowery kitchen or panhandler.

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            small h Apr 14, 2011 07:11 AM

            Wow, that's a deal. Good to know.

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          bxgirl Apr 13, 2011 06:46 PM

          Thanks,all.I guess I'll make a trip to Chelsea Market and check it out. I don't really want/need canning jars. What I really want is jars like gefilte fish comes in.. .. same diameter from top to bottom, without that narrower, indented upper part.

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          1. re: bxgirl
            mattv Apr 13, 2011 07:21 PM

            They sell them at my local hardware store (Saifee, 7th & 1st). Depending on your neighborhood, check your hardware store. Also Broadway Panhandler, The Container Store, and Kmart.

            Broadway Panhandler
            65 E 8th St, New York, NY 10003

          2. JungMann Apr 14, 2011 06:42 AM

            I'm pretty sure Zabar's carries the wide mouth jars, but only in quart and below. Here are some other options: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/728344

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              bxgirl Apr 14, 2011 07:27 AM

              WOW!!! These suggestions are fabulous!! So many choices. I thank you all. I especially appreciate LNG's naming ("wide mouth canning jars") what I am searching for, and the link that Jung Mann provided.
              I will look into Whole Foods and Ace Hardware as they are nearby.
              Thank you all, again.

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