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Jul 23, 2011 12:43 PM

Penzey's is coming to Austin. Anyone know where?

What I saw says N. Lamar in September. I was just wondering if one of the folks who watch construction permitting might know where.


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  1. The address is 4400 N. Lamar blvd. according to the catalog I received a couple of days ago. If you're not on their mailing list, sign up - you can do it online - they often have coupons for free jars of new items, and just recently there was one that let you choose whatever you want. I wish I had one near me :-(

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    1. re: jacquelyncoffey

      yes, as much as i try and avoid paper flyers and catalogues, this is worth it.
      they have tons of recipes, and almost always some kind of coupon.
      usually i mail order but the shipping prices are so high.
      now i can spice shop with impunity! yay.

      1. re: dinaofdoom

        Just ordered one - thanks dinaofdoom.......and I thought that I was spoiled by Central Market's spice selection. I'm certainly spoiled by CM's pricing.

        (When I was searching, I found a craigslist ad that stated that they were lookig for a "full time Keyholder position." Not sure what that is.)

        Central Market
        4001 N Lamar Blvd Ste 100, Austin, TX 78756

        1. re: rudeboy

          their pricing is way better when you buy in larger quantities w/o the jars.
          i like to make holiday presents for people using some of the spices.

          a keyholder is a fancy way of saying "someone who has the responsibility of opening and closing the shop and dealing with the cash/deposits, but who doesn't get the wages or benefits of being a manager".
          says this former keyholder from back in college.

          1. re: rudeboy

            oh btw, keep in mind the catalogues are a little folksy/homespun.
            basically, it's people sharing family recipes with stories and photos attached.
            i've kept or made some of them, and you don't even really need the penzey specific item.

        2. re: jacquelyncoffey

          Thanks. I am on their mailing list, but missed the information in the catalog. That is a very handy address for my shopping. I was going by the email and postcards they sent soliciting applications which just said N. Lamar.

          I'll second a subsequent poster's comments about postage, though it is true that if you order the larger, ziplock-bagged, sizes and not the jars, it is less of a problem. I usually order a 6-12 month supply and keep most of it in the freezer.

          1. re: akachochin

            Penzey's is really awesome... I'm psyched that they're coming to town. That said, I'll probably stick to Central Market's bulk section for most of my stuff, as it's got undoubtedly some of the cheapest (and pretty diverse) spices in Austin.

            Penzey's does have some really unique stuff, though. Their blends (which I've gotten as freebies they've tossed in with online orders) are great. I got the Turkish blend and the BBQ 3000. Both awesome.

            1. re: popvulture

              Plus, they're the only place I've been able to find dried cascabel chiles! And their star anise is really top notch...

        3. About the only thing I buy from Penzey's here in Houston is the Extra Bold Black pepper and the Turkish Bay Leaves.

          Everything else I source from the Oriental, Mediterranean and Hispanic markets.

          But I LOVE that Black Pepper.