Resturant Supply's open to public
- RobertM Oct 21, 2012 08:24 AM
Looking for a place to buy restaurant supplies: basically Pro-Kal brand, or comparable, deli containers and lids.
Normally I have to drive up to Jessup Maryland to Sysco's outlet.
Sam's club & Costco do not carry this type of item.
Is there a place in the local DC metro area?
Restaurant Depot (Alexandria, Baltimore, Capitol Heights MD)
You'll have to have a business license or tax number - check with locations & website for details
Possibly U. S. Foods Culinary Equipment & Supply 5701 General Washington Dr Alexandria
Googlo Pro-Kal Containers and order online (save your gas)
Humm, if I wanted 500 + shipping maybe that would be a good idea.
They usually come 50 to a pack and cost about $4~$8 depending on the size.
8oz & 16oz work perfectly for lunch's, and some diners when I work late they all use the same led's. They come 50 to a bag as well. I can fix fruit cups, snacks, salad, or other foods in em. But, yep, I toss em afterwards so there is that polluting the planet argument. They are great in a microwave. They are deli stuff holders? And I bet these are available locally. Gonna keep looking.
Well, for what it is worth, the two I visited are organized like some sort of weird yard sale.
Lots of stuff with local store owners roaming around with skids with mixed cases of this or that. No prices on anything. No organization, or at least none with any logic or consistency. Odds and ends of product lines. Sysco is a bit of a drive, but very well organized. Not as big as either DC place. But they also offer restaurant portioned entry's. Food stuff's are no cheaper than local grocery stores. Matter of fact, cheaper if you look for sales. These places seem to be geared for the various local corner stores Mom/Pop/carry out's.
But they did have the deli containers I needed.
The tops they offered were of a cheaper quality and not the same as the bottoms.
So, next trip up the road next month I will just get Tops.