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Italian 00 flour-Chicago sources

sourdough greg's picture
sourdough greg

Italian 00 flour-Chicago sources

I thought I remembered someone looking for a source in the Chicago area. Caputo's (Italian) grocery stores carry it, and inexpensive, too. Only $2.59 a kilo, (2.2 lbs). Sure beats $4.00 and up plus shipping (never cheap for heavier things like many pounds of flour). They also carry about a gazillion (estimate only) types of canned tomato products, from the San Marzano ($4.59 a can. Yikes!) to reasonably priced options. I bought the 6 in 1 brand for $1.79, and used it to make one of Reinhart's sauce recipes. Excellente! There are several Caputo's locations, too. 

mkelly27's picture

If you are from the Tri-state area (Mi, In, Ill.) you may find that "Gordon Food Service" (GFS) in you area carries No.10 can of 6 in 1 tomato product.  I buy 6 or more a year there.  I buy my flour there as well.  And don't forget the parchment, it's cheaper there than anywhere else that I have found

dwcoleman's picture

Do you need to have a business to purchase from GFS?  I'm looking to order some bread bags, as well as styrofoam trays for danishes.





CallmePeggy's picture

GFS sells to the public at their "Market Place" no memberships or business licenses needed.  I do miss them being handy in the Metro Detroit area.  It is about a 100 mile trip to the nearest one for me here in FL.  They built a distribution center near me.......  but it doesn't have a Market Place. 

I went to their store in Clearwater FL a month or so ago and bought parchment paper.  They sell it 2 ways, in a big box (more than I'd use in a lifetime) and in packs of 50 full page packs.  I bought the packs of 50 and cut the sheets in 1/2 which works fantastic for me.


allysnina's picture

I'm looking for a source to purchase this flour in the Kansas City, Mo. area, please if anyone knows let me know! thanks

CanuckJim's picture

To find a source/distributor in your area, you might want to Google the main North American importer: Olando Foods.  They're located, I think, in Newark, NJ.