Best place to buy bulk food (spice, nuts, etc)

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    Best place to buy bulk food (spice, nuts, etc)

    I can't seem to find a place the sells inexpensive, bulk foods.  I am mostly looking for pine nuts to make pesto.  Since I have moved to Boston I have to have my mom get them for me in Portland, ME at her Whole Foods, and just get them when I see her.  I tried Harvest CoOP, but they said $29.99/lb (my mom pays $16.99/lb).  Any ideas???

     
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    Re: Best place to buy bulk food (spice, nuts, etc)

    If you do not want to spend a lot of money use walnuts.
     
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    Re: Best place to buy bulk food (spice, nuts, etc)

    quechee,
    Welcome to the BDC and welcome to Boston. Hope you will be happy here. If you need any other help here in Boston, you have come to the right place.

    I agree with Jonath. You can make a lovely pesto using walnuts. I have even done it w/ spinach and walnuts and no one could tell the difference.
    I don't know where in Boston you live, but the Boston area have several Whole Food stores around. Just google them.
    As far as getting spices in bulk for cheap. Go to any Indian grocery store. They sell packages of spices, there are a lot fresher, than the tiny jars the grocery stores sells. I - f. ex. - buy crushed black pepper there. $1.99 for a large bag. Maybe ten times as much in volume as my grocery store sells in a tiny jar for $3 - 4.
     - Pingo



     
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    Re: Best place to buy bulk food (spice, nuts, etc)

    Jonath my friend how are you doing. Haven't seen you posting much lately. Not that I have been so active either. Any new good recipes?
    Hope you are doing well and enjoying your new home - Pingo



    In Response to Re: Best place to buy bulk food (spice, nuts, etc):
    If you do not want to spend a lot of money use walnuts.
    Posted by johnath

     
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    Re: Best place to buy bulk food (spice, nuts, etc)

    Thanks so much!  My mom recommended using walnuts as well, but I was a little hesitant about it tasting "off".  Maybe I'll give it a shot though!
     
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    Re: Best place to buy bulk food (spice, nuts, etc)

    quechee, The nuts are more for texture than flavor.
     
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    Re: Best place to buy bulk food (spice, nuts, etc)

    Polcari's in the North End carries a lot of Italian specialties.  Not sure if they'd have pine nuts in bulk, but I'm sure they'd have them.
     
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    Re: Best place to buy bulk food (spice, nuts, etc)

    Althogh they don't have them in bulk, Trader Joe's has great prices, generally, and I get my pine nuts (and lots of other great stuff) there. 
     

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