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Sep 21, 2013 06:22 PM

where to find mustard seed?

I need several cups' worth of yellow mustard seed - where can I find that in Montreal? I have seen small spice containers of it, but I am looking for a place that sells a larger amount (ideally, not someplace where it's been sitting for years, either). Any suggestions?

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  1. Spice Station on Bernard or Monkland? Or Anatol on St-Laurent in Little Italy?

    1. I would look at South Asian supermarkets. They are most likely to have it in large amounts and at reasonable prices.

        1. re: MikeyMadness

          It would, but there aren't any near me, so I will probably be heading to Spice Station on Monkland.

        2. How much amount of mustard seed are you looking for? It could get expensive if you're looking for larger amounts.

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          1. re: BLM

            I think I need 1 cup for the recipe. I know I can mail-order it from Penzey's, where the price is reasonable, but it seems silly to have to do so. I'll see how bad it is at Spice Station.

            1. re: cherylmtl

              I've looked into ordering from Penzey's a few times, and the shipping to Canada was exorbitant. The shipping charges double or triple the cost of the order, unless you have a US address you can use.For a basic order worth something like $20, the shipping was over $30. Things might have changed recently as I haven't checked their shipping arrangements to Canada in over a year.

              As well, the price of the spices themselves per ounce was the same or even more than what I just paid at Spice Station (the Monkland location). I can't imagine Penzey's quality would be worth that much more than the quality at SS.

              Mustard seed is used in smoked meat, I believe. Have you tried approaching a deli like The Main or Schwartz's and asking if they'd sell you a cup? They buy in huge bulk quantities so I'm sure they could offer you a good price for such a small amount.

              1. re: Cookiehead

                A cup of mustard seed is about 6 ounces. I usually ship Penzey's to a US address, or pick it up at their store in Albany, neither of which will work for me if I want to make the recipe in the near future. Their shipping charges to Canada are indeed very high, however their mustard seed is $3.50 for 8 oz, or $5.60 for 1 lb (versus the $9 it will cost me for 6 oz at Spice Station). So I will likely bite the bullet, buy a small amount here to use now, and then stock up next time I'm at Penzey's.

              2. re: cherylmtl

                One cup is how many ounces? It's $1.50 per ounce at Spice Station. My guess for 1 cup it's about 7-8 ounces. I was there yesterday for something else.

            2. Maxi Dorval sells large(approx. 4-cup) bags. About $2