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Oct 6, 2012 05:10 PM

Anyone familiar with Marshalls Creek Spices in Oceanside?

LivingSocial is doing a $15 for $30 deal right now and I was wondering how they compare quality wise with Penzeys and other online vendors?

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  1. Wow, no one huh?

    Suppose that's why they're needing to offer 50% off coupons!

    Think I'll give it a shot and report back. Their amazon shop reviews are quite positive overall.

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    1. re: NuMystic

      I've seen them at a few of the farmer's markets (Christopher Morley, Garden City)... they bring a truck the side of which opens up. Looks like they only have big (restaurant-sized?) containers--I won't buy that as a matter of principal because there's no way I could use a quarter of it before it goes stale. At least, that's what they have in the truck; I don't know if they have smaller in the store.

      The prices are really cheap--two of those big containers for $8. That's cheap enough to concern me about the quality.

      BTW, Penzey's has a store in Carle Place (213-A Glen Cove Rd--east side of road in the TJ Maxx parking lot). You referred to them in a sentence with "other online vendors" so I wasn't sure if you knew they had a local store, too.

      1. re: Scott_R

        Definitely going to be heading to Penzeys in Carle place which is why I singled them out in particular. (though I see how that wasn't clear in how I phrased my question)

        Thanks so much for the feedback. At 50% off I'll probably take a chance anyway and focus on the things that I use heavily enough to warrant the larger sizes.

    2. Marshall's Creek spices are very good. I've purchased from them for many years, followed them to their new location

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      1. re: QUEENA38

        I haven't confirmed this personally, but I was told by someone else that Marshall's Creek just buys and resells from Restaurant Depot (they saw them stocking up there).

      2. Another great place for spices is Spice House U.S.A. in Hicksville (47 Bloomingdale Rd., 516-942-7248). It's mostly geared to chefs and is only open on weekdays.