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Bulk specific grocery items : Suitable stores to buy?

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Jan 22, 2018
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Bulk specific grocery items : Suitable stores to buy?

Quick questions:

Which could be a good store to buy the following items at a bulk rate in Downtown Toronto. I'm a retail customer.

(1) Organic raw sunflower seeds without shell: 10kg

(2) Organic dried apricots: 5kg

(3) Organic dried figs: 5kg

(4) Raw peanuts with skin but without shell (doesn't need to be organic though should be of good quality): 10kg

Looking for something other than Bulk barn, Noah, whole foods, Herbs and Nutrition, qi natural foods, Metro, Loblaws, Costco, Amazon or the usual big stores.

Usually, I might need these every 45-60 days.
Alternatively, some specialist small business in these goods from Downtown or mail order from another province might fit the bill. Though, for mail order, since these items are bulky, the shipping cost would be reasonable.

Different stores for different items would be good as well.
All of these are for self consumption, no commercial interest in the post. Just trying to save some $$$ without sacrificing on quality.

Thanks for your time!
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Deal Expert
Feb 7, 2017
22867 posts
21716 upvotes
Eastern Ontario
Looking for something other than ... Bulk barn, Noah, whole foods, Herbs and Nutrition, qi natural foods, Metro, Loblaws, Costco, Amazon or the usual big stores.
lol ok then

FYI ... UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS

Look your list has knocked out the majority of Cdn sources
Everything form Grocery Stores, thru to Warehouses, Health Stores, and Bulk Retailers

Lol, you add in Shipping Costs ... and you’ve knocked out places online / away who won’t be able to compete on price by unit (grams )

No surprise then ... if this thread gets little to no replies / suggestions :rolleyes:
Deal Expert
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Sep 1, 2005
18051 posts
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Markham
I know you said you want downtown but if you only buy bulk every 45-60 days and it looks like you're organic inclined, why limit yourself to downtown only.

Best place for bulk IMO is John Vince Dufferin/Sheppard area. Pretty sure John Vince supplies most of these bulk stores so their stuff is probably the best IMO. Make the trip once and you'll see the selection is by far unmatched by any bulk store in the city. Added to that...seeing the quantity you're buying I'm pretty sure you can setup a WHOLESALE account and get better pricing and maybe even delivery.

Ambrosia [again not downtown] might also fit your requirements

What's wrong with BULK BARN?
We're all bozos on the bus until we find a way to express ourselves...

Failure is always an option...just not the preferred one!
Deal Guru
Nov 15, 2008
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gr8dlr wrote: I know you said you want downtown but if you only buy bulk every 45-60 days and it looks like you're organic inclined, why limit yourself to downtown only.

Best place for bulk IMO is John Vince Dufferin/Sheppard area. Pretty sure John Vince supplies most of these bulk stores so their stuff is probably the best IMO. Make the trip once and you'll see the selection is by far unmatched by any bulk store in the city. Added to that...seeing the quantity you're buying I'm pretty sure you can setup a WHOLESALE account and get better pricing and maybe even delivery.

Ambrosia [again not downtown] might also fit your requirements

What's wrong with BULK BARN?
Bulk Barn is pricey if you do the math. The only advantage there is being able to buy small quantities.

+ 1 on John Vince though.
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Sep 16, 2004
9779 posts
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Toronto
Strictly Bulk 924 bloor street west.

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