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Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Where To Get Hard-To-Find Food Wiki List! on 09/03/2008 22:18:05 MDT Print View

A list to add to :-) The "where can I find that stuff?". With the horrid gas prices ordering online is often cheaper these days - and fast too!

So I start with these companies that I have used often:

Minimus.biz - for nearly all condiment packets and single servings. First aid items as well. Free shipping if you spend $20.

harmonyhousefoods.com - they carry a vast variety of dehydrated veggies, freeze dried veggies, freeze dried fruit, cooked and dried beans, flavored TVP, etc. Order a $100 and shipping is free.

justtomatoes.com - they sell both regular and organic freeze dried vegetables along with freeze dried fruit. Dehydrated veggies as well.

packitgourmet.com - a new company that sells hard to find items such as soy sauce powder, maple syrup powder, freeze dried meats, veggies, fruit,packets, etc. Very good service and fast. Fair shipping rates.

backcountryfood.com - home of Mary Jane's organic meals. Lots of great stuff!

edenfoods.com - source for freeze dried tofu (organic as well) and wasabi powder that isn't full of fake stuff.

worldspice.com - they are located in Pike Place in Seattle but sell online as well. Awesome store, high quality herbs!

importfood.com - I worked for them for a couple years, they are one of the best sources for hard to find Asian food. More importantly, their food is fresh. Something that doesn't happen always in store! Good source of curry pastes and rice noodles.


I'll add more later - and please add on if you have a source of cool stuff!

Dicentra OPW
(dicentra) - F

Locale: PNW
A few more! on 09/03/2008 22:26:43 MDT Print View

truelemon.com - they make True Lemon, Lime and Orange. Also available at minimus.biz

kingarthurflour.com - really a site for bakers, but they have some cool ingredients, like powdered eggs, cheese and butter powders

www.penzeys.com - herbs, spices and seasonings

myspicer.com - dried mushrooms and other vegetables, spices, cheese powder, citrus powder, create your own spice blends

beprepared.com - aka Emergency Essentials, freeze dried foods

alpineairefoods.com - dried beef, cheese powder, gravy powder (ignore the ready-made-meals)

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Where To Get Hard-To-Find Food Wiki List! on 09/03/2008 22:50:06 MDT Print View

wildernessdining.com - another good source.


Just in case anyone wonders - it appears for now that adventurefoods.com is closed.

Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
other sources on 09/04/2008 07:31:25 MDT Print View

These are companies that I have dealt with directly and who have really impressed me with their customer service...


Walton Feed http://www.waltonfeed.com (powdered egg mix, powdered sour cream, etc)

Gibbs Wild Rice http://www.gibbswildrice.com (instant wild rice and a totally wonderful wild rice breakfast cereal)

Mumm's Organic Sprouting Seeds http://www.sprouting.com (seeds for sprouting lentils, daikon radish, broccoli, etc)

The Spice House http://www.thespicehouse.com (some of the best cheese powders ever and a great selection of spices)

The Huny Hunks http://www.hunyhunks.com (organic powdered honey)

This is a link to the store locator for Equinox Organic Maple Flakes http://www.decacer.com/sale-points.aspx

Christopher Holden
(back2basics) - F

Locale: Southeast USA
Re: Where To Get Hard-To-Find Food Wiki List! on 09/04/2008 19:19:12 MDT Print View

I know some of the hard to find items can be found in the local grocery, but knowing where to look is the trick. I thought True Lemon/Orange/Lime would have been with drink mixes, not in the baking section. Butter flakes? Sour cream powder? I thought mentioning these was a joke. Who knew I could find butter and s'cream that would keep outside the fridge?
Thanks for posting these resources. It's a good place to start looking online when the local grocery doesn't carry or just stocks their items in places one might not think to look.

Dicentra OPW
(dicentra) - F

Locale: PNW
email too on 09/04/2008 19:37:06 MDT Print View

Chris,

I'm always happy to answer an email about where to find a specific ingredient too. :)

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: super duper finds on 09/04/2008 20:11:08 MDT Print View

Packit Gourmet has real butter powder. The stuff is soooo good!

Lynn Tramper
(retropump) - F

Locale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
Re: Where To Get Hard-To-Find Food Wiki List! on 09/04/2008 20:34:21 MDT Print View

I wouldn't mind having a category in this wiki to identify companies that are willing to ship overseas. I have lots of yummy sounding recipes but they all seem specific to American ingredients. I can't even get "Bisquik" here, nor have I found any of the basics often mentioned such as 'tomato powder' and a whole host of other stuff.

Of course I make do with what I have available, but sometimes it's the little extras that make a big difference!

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: How to's on 09/04/2008 20:58:44 MDT Print View

Ya know..on Bisquick? It is easy to make at home :-) It is basically flour, leavening and shortening. Recipezarr.com has tons and tons of recipes for shortcuts!
Tomato powder? Easy to make - dried tomato paste. Once dried, freeze it, then whirl in a blender.

The cool thing is that substitutes can often work well and many times even be better :-) Some of my favorite items I use are imported from Ireland. Boy do I pout when I cannot get them!

Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
Re: Re: Where To Get Hard-To-Find Food Wiki List! on 09/05/2008 09:04:17 MDT Print View

Allison,

I am in Canada and any of the American links on my sites or in my posts are for companies that will ship outside of the US and will do so cost effectively.

Hope that helps.

Lynn Tramper
(retropump) - F

Locale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
Re: Re: Re: Where To Get Hard-To-Find Food Wiki List! on 09/05/2008 16:54:27 MDT Print View

Thanks Sarah and Laurie. That's just the sort of stuff it's good to know. I have some tomato paste drying right now as I type ;)

Norman Bradley
(NormanB) - F

Locale: New York
Re: Where To Get Hard-To-Find Food Wiki List! on 10/19/2008 21:25:36 MDT Print View

Had trouble getting harmony house - just explorer issues.

Edited by NormanB on 10/19/2008 21:27:45 MDT.

Michael Skwarczek
(uberkatzen) - F

Locale: Sudamerica
Re: Where To Get Hard-To-Find Food Wiki List! on 10/23/2008 00:06:10 MDT Print View

http://www.alltravelsizes.com/

Similar to Sarah's recommendation of minimus.biz but I found La Spagnola Ex Vir Olive Oil 5oz for $.22. Same shipping offer of free after $20

http://www.alltravelsizes.com/1444.html

Thanks so very much for all this great info!!!

-Michael

Norman Bradley
(NormanB) - F

Locale: New York
Hard to Find Food-spices on 11/02/2008 18:41:47 MST Print View

I just found another site for spices and an answer to a posting I made earlier: The Spice Barn
http://www.spicebarn.com/

Edited by NormanB on 11/02/2008 18:42:51 MST.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Re: Where To Get Hard-To-Find Food Wiki List! on 11/02/2008 20:01:37 MST Print View

Michael are you going to join us N. Cali's next summer on some fun hikes????

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Re: Re: Where To Get Hard-To-Find Food Wiki List! on 11/02/2008 20:02:29 MST Print View

and on a serious note, thanks Sarah for taking the time to post the information. Awesome!!

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
WIKI LIST on 11/02/2008 20:54:08 MST Print View

Hey Ken, What is the name of the sewing shop in Berkley.
Come on Mr H.C.- do you know?? Dr. Know

Edited by Creachen on 11/02/2008 20:55:02 MST.

David Bengoechea
(daveben) - F

Locale: Calgary, Canada
Individual / 1 oz Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese packs on 06/26/2009 12:44:20 MDT Print View

I'm trying to find an on-line site that sells Individual / 1 oz Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese packs. I think I saw a link on the forum eons ago, but have done a search and can't find it. Can anyone help me out?
Thanks.

Bob Bankhead
(wandering_bob) - MLife

Locale: Oregon, USA
Where To Get Hard-To-Find Food on 06/26/2009 21:34:16 MDT Print View

http://www.minimus.biz/SearchResult.aspx?KeyWords=mayo

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Individual / 1 oz Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese packs on 06/27/2009 00:26:05 MDT Print View

Costco has had them, same with Sams Club. Also...restaurant supply stores that sell cold items.