Bulking Up: Best Bets for Shopping in Bulk

Whether you’re searching for hard candies, herbs, spices, snacks, grains, or even barrels of honey, these Charlotte shops are your best bet for buying in bulk




Taylor Mathis

Berrybrook Farm Natural Food Pantry

Charlotte’s oldest health food store has been doling out scoops of bulk ingredients since 1972. Specializing in herbs and spices, Berrybrook also offers dried beans, grains, nuts, dried fruit, trail mixes, and granola. The market’s most unusual bulk item is nutritional yeast flakes—a protein powerhouse that tastes like cheese.

 



Where: 1257 East Blvd.
             Charlotte, NC 28203
             (704) 334-6528

Earth Fare

A North Carolina–based health-food supermarket, Earth Fare features shelves of candy, nuts, and dried fruits, all likely to be more fresh than their packaged counterparts due to quick turnover. Looking for a sweet deal? Try the store’s agave nectar syrup, sold for just $4.49 per pound.

Where: 12235 N. Community House Rd.
             704-926-1201


             721 Governor Morrison St.
             704-749-5042


             14021 Boren St.  
              704-875-3122

The Fresh Market

This gourmet store chain isn’t known for bargains. And while its barrel bins packed with tasty snacks and candy may look appealing, you likely won’t find a deal there. But the often-exotic herbs and spices come at discount prices that can compete with any grocery store.

Where: 4223 Providence Rd.
             704-365-6659


            7625 Pineville-Matthews Rd.
            704-541-1882


            20623 Torrence Chapel Rd., Cornelius
            704-892-8802

Healthy Home Market

This expansive grocery store offers a variety of bulk ingredients from herbs and spices to healthful snacks like nuts, cereals, grains, and several types of honey. The health-centric shop’s finest bulk offerings, though, are its salts, which come in hard-to-find types like Celtic and natural mineral.

Where: 2707 South Blvd.
             704-522-8123


            5410 E. Independence Blvd.
            704-536-4663


           1816-G Galleria Blvd.
          
704-319-2172

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