Where to buy bulk Spices?

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by primate, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. primate

    primate Newbie

    I am not sure if this is correct section of the forums for this, but does anyone have a good internet source for buying Spices in bulk for rubs and such? To clarify I am not looking for pre-made rubs. I am looking for the ingredients to make rubs. I am new to smoking so I am thinking I need to stock up on the essentials since I will probably be trashing a lot.
     
  2. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Costo, Sams, Smart N Final all have the restaurant size spices. [​IMG]
     
  3. primate

    primate Newbie

    Lol I didn't even think about Sams. Thanks!
     
  4. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    X2
     
  5. rowdyrawhide

    rowdyrawhide Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Here is the last place I bought form, and I was pretty pleased with them will order from them again.

    http://www.spicebarn.com/
     
  6. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    If you have a way to get in - Restaurant Depot is also a good source. Lots of folks buy from Penzys but it is expensive
     
  7. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member


    No problem,even the grocery stores have them but more money. I even pick some stuff up the dollar store, usually made in [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I buy a lot from Butcher and Packer and they're pretty reasonable.  There is a shipping charge but i'm usually ordering more than spices too, lol!
     
  9. retread

    retread Meat Mopper

    I buy them from Penzey's.  We have a brick and mortar store about 45 minutes from us, but their online ordering works well, too.
     
  10. scooper

    scooper Smoking Fanatic

    I get mine at Savory Spice Shop.  They are very fresh, ground weekly.  Freshly ground is very important for retaining flavor.  The prices are a little high, but to me it is worth it because the quality is like none I have ever found before.  You will not believe the difference in your spice rubs when you use these spices.

    http://www.savoryspiceshop.com/
     
  11. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead


    Ditto. They seem to be better quality than what I can get from Sam's, local restaurant supply stores, and grocery stores.
     
  12. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    There's a local Amish market that sells whole spices in bulk at very reasonable prices. Not sure where you're located (hint hint) but you may try something like a farmer's market in your area. Also, if you're gonna make your own rubs and such, definitely go with whole spices and grind them yourself. The flavor difference is off the charts.
     
  13. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Luckily I live in restaurant capital and have a few connections for really great stuff. 
     
  14. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I buy whole spice from Butcher Packer and from SpiceEct.  online and grind myself.  Buying by the pound I grind what I need with a cheap coffee grinder and keep the rest whole and in the freezer.
     

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