Wholesale Flour in Washington DC
February 11, 2006 2:33 PM   Subscribe

I would like to buy a 25-50 lb sack of flour in NWDC. The only place I can think of is Costco in Tenleytown, and I'm not a member. I'm limited to metro-accessible areas. Bonus points if it's unbleached white or whole wheat.
posted by The White Hat to Food & Drink (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
There's no Costco in Tenleytown...the nearest is in Pentagon City. Whole Foods, in Glover Park, Tenleytown, or Logan Circle, will sell you bulk grains.
posted by sdrawkcab at 3:01 PM on February 11, 2006

Best answer: Restaurant supply store? The Midwest has GFS Marketplace, for example.

Also, you can buy flour online. King Arthur is a good resource.
posted by SuperSquirrel at 3:47 PM on February 11, 2006

Does NW DC not have any normal sized supermarkets? 25 lb bags of flour aren't that unusual.
posted by Good Brain at 4:20 PM on February 11, 2006

I haven't found anywhere that has unbleached flour in greater than 5 lb bags, Costco included. I should try some restaurant supply places I guess.
posted by aubilenon at 4:41 PM on February 11, 2006

Sam's club has 25lb bags but it's not metro-accessible. One in Laurel and Gaithersburg/Germantown.
posted by cahlers at 5:01 PM on February 11, 2006

There's a costco in tenleytown??? The only one I know if is in Pentagon City.
posted by pithy comment at 7:44 AM on February 12, 2006

Second for Wholefoods in Tenleytown. They've got a bulk grain section and you could talk to an employee for a large order.
posted by electric_counterpoint at 9:18 AM on February 12, 2006

Not quitre NW, but Glut in Mt Rainier.
posted by Rash at 3:06 PM on February 12, 2006

Failing all of those options, I'm sure there's a bakery supply store near you. Look under restaurant equipment and/or food service supplies. You might even be able to get a better grade if you can find a specialty foods importer.
posted by Atom12 at 5:57 AM on February 13, 2006

I once asked at Everlasting Life coop, it looks like they've since moved to Largo, and they said that they'd sell me a 50 pound bag of any kind of flour I wanted that they stocked in bulk. I bet Yes! (on Columbia Rd and also on Conn Ave) would do the same if you asked them, and maybe even Whole Foods. Big bags of flour that contain germ ( like whole wheat, or white with the germ added back like they sell in bulk at some coops) need to be used quickly and kept cool, as the germ turns rancid easily.
posted by OmieWise at 1:03 PM on February 21, 2006

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