Bulk Barn Danforth!
Walking by yesterday I noticed that there will be a new Bulk Barn opening on the Danforth. It will be located in the old LCBO location near Broadview.
I've been hearing so much about bulk barns but really have yet to shop at one (I normally go to strictly bulk at Pape). What makes them stand out from other bulk stores, is it selection, quality, price?
i think the bbarn draws people because they are predictable, you know what you will get, they generally have a good layout in their stores, and they have solid turn over so things tend not to be past their prime. that, and they regularly have $3 off purchase of $10 coupons if you can get their flyer (online or in the paper). they are, in my experience, middle of the road for sheer selection size.
The bulk barn has a good selection of baking and cake/cookie decorating supplies and candy. I find that Strictly Bulk is sorely lacking in this area. I do like SB and appreciate their selection of natural foods.
thanks, looking forward to it also.
never been to strictly bulk, but will check it out.
BB at leslie & lakeshore used to be (moved last christmas) my goto for lotsa different salts, sugars, spices, anything baking, etc.
Bulk Barn is nothing exciting... they are just rather ubiquitous. I think it is great to have downtown, though, since it is harder to find bulky ingredients without being ripped off. They have a wide selection, so if you only need a small amount of a specialty ingredient, you're in luck (ie gluten-free flours, spices, etc).
Also, as mentioned, their coupons $3 of $10 are great! I only use them on their well priced stuff though. Sadly, their price for rolled oats has increased. It used to be 79c/lb on sale so quite cheap.