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Food Service / Restaurant Supply Stores near Waukegan?

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rossination Jul 3, 2013 06:50 PM

We are looking for a foodservice / restaurant supply store in the North Chicagoland area (we live in Waukegan, but would be willing to travel). When I lived in Seattle, I used to go to Cash and Carry (http://www.yelp.com/biz/cash-and-carr...) all the time for big bags of flour, inexpensive parchment paper, plastic deli containers, huge bags of tortilla chips, #10 cans of tomato sauce, 20 lb. bags of onions, cryovac meat packages etc.

I know of restaurant equipment stores that sell stuff like hoods, ranges, knives, and tools, but I'm looking for ingredients. Anything like that out here, or do I just need to suck it up and get a Costco membership?

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    sunbrace Jul 4, 2013 07:36 PM

    The closest I know of beyond Costco and Sam's Club is Restaurant Depot. The closest one to you is in Des Plaines, which unfortunately is still far

    www.restaurantdepot.com

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      DGSullivan Jul 4, 2013 10:46 PM

      The Restaurant Depot location in Des Plaines is a sad rendition of what some of their other stores are. The best in the Chicago area sorry to say is way out in Lombard and if you find a Costco nearer you, take it.

      It's also my understanding you'll have to have an actual business license as a restaurant to gain a RD membership, though I'm sure there are tricks to get around that.

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