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ISO: 1L plastic takeout containers w/lids

biggreenmatt May 15, 2013 11:22 AM

I'm looking for decent quality 1L clear, reusable, industry plastic takeout containers with lids. Tubs, I guess, that you'd find in a grocery store or a takeout deli.

Went to Nella Cutlery- no dice. Went to the place across the road from Nella on Norfinch- no dice.

In my GBC classes, they seem to come in these giant plastic bags, and they're cheap as chips- much cheaper than proper tupperware or ziploc.

Any ideas? Live downtown, work at Yonge/Finch but will happily travel wherever reasonable.

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    filtered Jun 6, 2013 08:40 PM

    dollarama or dollartree?

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      h3llbringer May 21, 2013 02:28 PM

      A few of my coworkers have bought 1.5L containers from the kitchen supply store in the St. Lawrence Market, wouldn't be surprised if they carried 1L containers as well.

      1. biggreenmatt May 21, 2013 06:52 AM

        Bulk Barn it is. Price in the range of what, five-ten bucks for fifty, plus lids?

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        1. re: biggreenmatt
          LexiFirefly May 21, 2013 07:33 AM

          Just a note, make sure you can get lids that fit seperate. The lids crack or fail more often than the containers. I however love litre containers and use them all the time!

          1. re: biggreenmatt
            lilaki Jun 6, 2013 05:20 PM

            which bulk barn did you purchase these at? and are these the thicker/better variety than what they have for their peanut butters, etc.?

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              biggreenmatt Jun 7, 2013 06:50 AM

              I went to the one near Danforth and Broadview. They were the PB versions. Nice and thick, though the lids left something to be desired.

              Still, at $.40 a pop, they're cheaper and better than tupperware.

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            szw May 17, 2013 03:50 PM

            Tap phong has them, but theirs aren't as good quality Imo. Should be fine for home use.

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            1. re: szw
              JennaBean May 18, 2013 04:20 PM

              I think you're right if you don't mind the bulk barn brand they are better.

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              youdonut May 15, 2013 01:57 PM

              if your ever out mississauga way go to the wholesale club on confederation parkway they have all kinds and types of take out containers for restaurant supplies..there is a location in toronto as well at 605 Rogers Rd, Toronto, ON M6M 1B9


              they are open to the public no membership required.

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              1. re: youdonut
                aser May 18, 2013 04:35 PM

                follow this advice, they have the thicker ones you're looking for.

                don't buy the cheap thin ones, they crack easily.

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                  pearl3 Jun 8, 2013 11:10 AM

                  Thanks so much for this link! Aside from containers, this is a great source that I'd overlooked.

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                    lilaki Jun 11, 2013 09:09 AM

                    can one buy individual containers? or are they sold in huge packs?

                    i've been snagging containers from my butcher (cuz we're regulars and they're generous) but don't want to continue to be dependent on them. i can definitely find use for 10-20 containers ... but not hundreds at a time!

                    1. re: lilaki
                      lilaki Jul 4, 2013 04:22 PM

                      happy to report back that containers (and lids) are sold in packs of 50. very affordable and good quality too. thanks for this tip!

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                    JennaBean May 15, 2013 11:30 AM

                    Tap Phong on Spadina or any bulk barn - but the bulk barn ones say bulk barn on them.

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