This site is NOT associated with By the Pound. We are just fans of the store, and wanted to share why we love it!
Having a bulk store at your disposal is a treasure.
There are things that I don't like buying at conventional grocery stores either for freshness issues or because I want a smaller or larger quantity that I can get at the store.
I am lucky to live in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area where I have a fantastic bulk store at my finger tips. It's called By the Pound. It fits in perfectly with our by the pound grocery shopping mindset.
The prices at By the Pound are very reasonable and the shop owner is a really friendly guy. You can tell he enjoys what he does. He is also willing to strike about conversation.
By the Pound Recommendations
Here are some of the foods I recommend picking up at By the Pound.
- Local flour from Westwind Milling
- Any other type of flour
- Baking supplies
- Dried herbs
- Local Red popcorn kernels from Bur Oaks Farms
- Candy & chocolate
- Chocolate for baking
- Dried beans
A few of my favorite things to buy there include whole nutmeg, Muscovado sugar, and Triple Dipped Chocolate Malt balls
By the Pound has a great selection of rice whether you are making risotto or Paella. They best the best selection of lentils I have ever seen. My wife loves buying their coffee beans in bulk.
Bring your own containers to re-fill. You can take them up to the cashier, who is most of the time the owner, and get your container weighed out.
When people first buy spices in bulk they may look at the prices and be scared away. But you don't end to buy a pound of peppercorns. Maybe you will buy an ounce or two. So don't look that prices and think it's expensive. You are actually saving money over the grocery store.
By the Pound is located at 1952 S. Industrial Hwy, Suite C, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104.
It is located in the Revel & Roll plaza, right next to Benny's restaurant. It used to be on Main St. but that plaza was torn down to built more housing. The new location is actually more roomy and easier to get to. The parking is better too.
The store phone number is (734) 665-8884. Give them a call for their current hours.
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