Where to buy dry ice in Chicago?
June 4, 2007 1:53 PM   Subscribe

Where can I buy dry ice in Chicago?

I need to buy a few pounds of dry ice in Chicago, preferably on the north side. I've tried ice cream shops and some restaurant supply stores, but - if they even have it - only sell it in huge quantities. Any thoughts?
posted by true to Shopping (8 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
 
Try googling (or yellow paging) industrial gases or welding supply.
posted by jellicle at 1:59 PM on June 4, 2007


No no no... you're both thinking about this the wrong way. I wish I had an answer specific to Chicago, but everywhere I've lived, you can find dry ice in at least half of all grocery stores. Just call in advance or head to your favorites ones.
posted by artifarce at 2:02 PM on June 4, 2007


When you say you tried ice cream shops, did that mean Oberweis? I have always been able to buy dry ice at Oberweis.

Also, you might be able to get some at Rainbow Cone at Millennium Park. I got some Rainbow ice cream for my mom's birthday and they provided me with dry ice to make sure the ice cream wouldn't melt on my drive out to the 'burbs.
posted by MeetMegan at 2:04 PM on June 4, 2007


I know most grocery stores in my area carry dry ice. Call a Publix and see if they sell it.
posted by rancidchickn at 2:11 PM on June 4, 2007


This is not Chicago-specific, but it used to available at some gas stations. Maybe this is no longer the case, though. It's been awhile since I was looking for some.
posted by Tehanu at 2:24 PM on June 4, 2007


I've bought dry ice from soft-drink distributors before.
posted by rhizome at 2:25 PM on June 4, 2007


Jefferson Ice (Home City Ice) sells 10 lb minimum for $1 / pound. Location on the North Side. Open 8-4 weekdays, slightly less on Saturdays

Hi honey. Next time you can just call me at work and I'll find it for you :)
posted by true at 2:29 PM on June 4, 2007 [183 favorites]


Hi honey. Next time you can just call me at work and I'll find it for you

LOL. best best answer ever.
posted by krautland at 5:29 PM on June 4, 2007


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