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letsdoit

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buying beans and lentils online
« on: December 21, 2018, 02:27:39 PM »
i'm starting to eat more beans and lentils
does anyone buy beans in bulk online?
do you have good things to say about a particular website?

letsdoit

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Re: buying beans and lentils online
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2018, 02:30:44 PM »
how about nuts and seeds?

maizeman

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Re: buying beans and lentils online
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2018, 02:32:33 PM »
I haven't had good luck finding dried beans/lentils at lower prices online than I can purchase them in either large packages or from bulk aisles at local stores.

Now if you want cool and obscure dried bean market classes that you cannot buy locally, lots of cool stuff online, but it tends to be priced like a luxury food.

letsdoit

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Re: buying beans and lentils online
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2018, 02:39:49 PM »
I haven't had good luck finding dried beans/lentils at lower prices online than I can purchase them in either large packages or from bulk aisles at local stores.

Now if you want cool and obscure dried bean market classes that you cannot buy locally, lots of cool stuff online, but it tends to be priced like a luxury food.

exactly my train of thought.  i want to buy a 25 or 50 lb bag of lentils, but just regular lentils

maizeman

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Re: buying beans and lentils online
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2018, 03:21:47 PM »
Maybe check out a local indian grocery story (for lentils)? For rice I can often find 25-50 lb bags at ethnic grocery stores (chinese, indian, mexican) for lower unit prices and higher quality than the stuff in regular grocery stores.

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Re: buying beans and lentils online
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2018, 06:33:54 PM »
I have found good deals on brown lentils and black beans on occasional sale at Target.com.  My buy price is 89 cents a pound.  I get red lentils (masoor dal) and black lentils (whole urad dal) at the Indian grocery store.

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Re: buying beans and lentils online
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2018, 09:34:42 PM »
Indian grocery store. Far far cheaper than at Whole Foods or hippie grocery stores. PM me what town you live in and I can see what one is worth going to.