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Oct 21, 2012 08:24 AM

Resturant Supply's open to public

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?


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  1. Sysco - but they're not really in DC area. Closer to Laurel

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    1. re: ivysmom

      This was in the OP. where in Jessup?

      1. re: melpy

        Take 95 north to you see the exit for Columbia Route 175, go east till you see Route 1.
        Turn left at the light, Route 1.
        About maybe 1 mile up the road you will see Flea Market. It is in the parking lot to the left of the flea market. Close Sundays.

    2. 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)

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      1. re: wayne keyser

        Like wayne said ordered online its save time and gas

        1. re: agarnett100

          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.

          1. re: RobertM

            Can they at least be recycled?

            1. re: melpy

              Yes, if you want to wash em. I use em to carry food to work, or preload them for grab and go's on the way out the door:. Strawberry's, nuts, what ever.

      2. There is a place, among many other restaurant supply places, at Morse St & 4th St NE. I believe it's called Express Supply.

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        1. re: BrandonWarn

          Thank you! I did go by this place, and another up the same street. both had the same brand.
          8Oz and 16 Oz, and there prices were the same brand as Sysco.
          Their lids were not the same quality. but nice to know I only have a local source!


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          1. I have always wondered why there are basically no restaurant supply stores (open to the public) in this area. Why is that? Where I am from, there are several.

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            1. re: lalajane

              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.