View Full Version : Help! Need Advice Re: Buying Food On-line
11-15-2005, 02:26 PM
Howdy! Working on getting my raw food arsenal together so I can start eating more than fruit and salads and try some of Alissa's cool recipes.
Where I live you can't buy things like dates, sundried tomatoes, macadamia nuts, dried apricots, etc. So, I am trying to find a mail order source that carries a big variety of things so that I don't have to make 10 orders and pay a ton of shipping costs. I have checked a few of the places mentioned in the back of Alisssa's cookbook and the prices are fine, but the shipping really adds up if you need to order from 3-4 companies.
Does anyone have any general advice for me as to how to do this the most economically? I try to buy most of my things in the store, but it's really hard to find the things I mentioned in their raw, unsalted, unsulphured form.
Are there any companies you would recommend for one-stop raw food ingredient shopping? I am at a loss and I feel overwhelmed 'googling' all of this stuff and trying to figure it out on my own...I would be happy if I could just deal with 1-2 companies instead of 5-6.
Any help or advice would be most appreciated!
Thanks in advance for your kind help...
www.rawfood.com is great! David Wolf's place... :) EDIE
rawfood.com and also eatraw.com
11-16-2005, 10:12 AM
ditto that, rawfood.com and eatraw.com
11-16-2005, 11:16 AM
Click here: www.RawGuru.com (https://st13.startlogic.com/~rawguruc/store/home.php?partner=yogabohemian&bid=2) - better prices than eatraw.com and rawfood.com and a pretty decent selection with free shipping on orders over $100. Alex is also very quick to ship things out!
11-16-2005, 11:44 AM
:D Thanks for posting this thread littleangelbear as I too had the same question. I checked out the websites in Alissa's book and came up with Sunorganic farm as having the best prices but I like the suggestions of the other replies and I will check them out myself.
I'm also having problems finding the organic foods in my area :mad: so I will have to do alot of buying on-line.
Keep smiling everyone :D
11-16-2005, 12:30 PM
I find some of the mentioned sites to be a little costly.. You may want to try
http://naturalgrocers.com/ (other wise known as Vitamin Cottage)
11-16-2005, 04:26 PM
Many heartfelt thanks for your kind help! I was going crazy trying to do this on my own! Thank you very much for the suggestions...I am going to check them out for sure :)
I am working on manifesting moving to California...that is where all the good food is! I ate very well there...When I move, we'll have a raw party at my house and maybe I'll have an avocado tree or two LOL.
Thanks again for your help! *Bear hugs your way...*
Love and hugs, L
11-16-2005, 05:22 PM
Rawfood.com is a great site with many, many options. Their prices are not always the lowest, but I figure if you have a lot to get, you'll save in shipping by getting it all at one place. I live one county away from them, so this is my choice, mostly.
Another site, if you live on the East coast (I like to order from wherever is closer, as that saves on shipping, too) is Highvibe.com. They have a retail store as well.
NaturalZing (NaturalZing.com) is in Las Vegas. Jaffe Bros. (JaffeBros.com) has organic fruits and nuts. Alissa has some references in the back of her book, if you have it. Sometimes I find a product I really like, like the "Go Raw" nuts and seeds, and I order direct from them. Lydia's Organics has some great bars I am going to order direct.
Hope that helps some!
11-16-2005, 05:38 PM
rawfood.com has a huge variety of stuff
they also mention on their web-site that they will price
match items if you find the exact item cheaper somewhere else.
If you find a lower price on the internet, we will match that price. Support raw-food-promoting businesses! When ordering from us, simply give us the URL of the lower price, and we will apply it to your order. Note: Must be done at the time of order to apply.
11-17-2005, 04:43 PM
Thanks for the suggestion on the Sun Organic Farms...I ordered dates, macadmia nuts, sundried tomatoes, etc. Yay! Also, discovered today that Alissa sells the coconut and raw carob powder and raw nori sheets I had been looking for...LOL. Yay!
Thanks again as now I know where to get what from whom! I remember doing this sort of thing when I turned gluten-free back in the day--the beginning of my eating for health journey many years ago. I think I go to 10 different stores and order from 5 or so to get all of my food LOL.
Bear hugs and blessings,
11-18-2005, 12:41 PM
Hey, thanks, Punky, for pointing out the price matching! I didn't know that. I order some things from Rawfood.com in bulk to get a good price (like cocoa nibs) but when they're in stock I can get the same price or lower at my health food store and save the cost of shipping.....that kind of makes me mad! Buying in bulk should always save you money. Also, I get Maca from somewhere else definitely cheaper, but I'd bet that rawfood.com would tell me that the other product is inferior. Who's to really know?
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