Where do you buy your dried organic beans/pulses?

(10 Posts)
gretagrape Mon 17-Feb-14 19:03:44

I'm finding it more difficult to find any of them (apart from red lentils) from any supermarkets and even Planet Organic online has a really poor selection of dried beans, instead expecting you to shell out on expensive tins.

Can anyone recommend a good website? I found Suma Wholefoods and thought I'd come up trumps but then realised they only do wholesale - ggrrrr!

Selks Mon 17-Feb-14 19:09:00

At the Asian (Pakistani) supermarket....vast choice.

mrspremise Mon 17-Feb-14 19:19:35

Holland and Barrett when the penny sale is on, or the health food or wholefood shop.

gretagrape Tue 18-Feb-14 07:12:49

I'll try our local Asian supermarket and H&B. The health food shop in town doesn't stock any because she said there's no point as the major supermarkets stock them - even when I said that they don't she wasn't interested. Makes you wonder how some people manage to stay in business when they don't exploit gaps in the market!
Thanks

FuckyNell Tue 18-Feb-14 08:27:35

Ocado have a good selection

CogitoErgoSometimes Tue 18-Feb-14 09:47:02

I get mine from the supermarket because a) they're dirt cheap, b) the stock turnover means they'll be fresh and c) there's usually a good selection of different pulses. The reason others don't stock them is that they are a low value item and there is very little profit in the things.

JamNan Tue 18-Feb-14 12:15:32

Tesco or
the local wholefood co-operative stocks more unusual types

Infinity Foods has a very good range and you can buy direct from them link here

JamNan Tue 18-Feb-14 12:32:05

Oops Infinity don't to online shopping. Sorry blush

You can buy Infinity Foods from online supplier. I have not tried them but they have an amazing selection.

gretagrape Thu 20-Feb-14 07:34:58

Thanks - I've been into Infinity a couple of times but they always seem to be out of stock of some of the selection. I did find a good website Buywholefoodsonline, but I'll check your suggestion as well.

None of the majors do any of the beans - all of them seem to be cutting their organic ranges drastically.

anja1cam Thu 20-Feb-14 08:33:47

I get mine from a whole food store: if you're anywhere near Northampton or Cambridge I can recommend Daily Bread
www.dailybread.co.uk
I get all my grains and pulses there. If something is not on the shelf they will check the store for you and weigh some out. The seem to do delivery too but just in the local area I think

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