If you have your own restaurant, the list of food items you need for your operations must be extensive – from olive oil to flour to sugar, dried vegetables, spices, meat and fish, and so on. Making sure you have all the necessary items on-hand can be a daunting task, and this is why stock inventory is so important. But one way you can ease your task is to purchase the food items you need in bulk. When you buy in bulk, you can simply store the items you regularly use, and you don’t have to worry too much about placing orders every week or month. The food items you need are on-hand, and this means fewer headaches and hassle. Although not all food can be bought in bulk, there are many products which you can purchase wholesale. So, what are these food items? Here’s a list.

Items for your restaurant pantry:

  • Rice – rice is one of the key items you can purchase in bulk and store for an indefinite time as long as it is stored securely in the right container. Other grains such as oats and quinoa can also be stored, and you can purchase pasta as well as couscous in bulk.

  • Beans such as kidney beans, black beans, pinto beans, chickpeas, and legumes such as lentils are also ideal for bulk ordering and storage.

  • Dried fruits, dried seaweed, semi-dried and sun-dried tomatoes, and dried mushrooms are also best when bought wholesale, as there is no problem storing them for a time. This is especially true for dried fruits such as dried apples, bananas, papayas, apricots, peaches, raisins, dates, etc. Buying wholesale dried fruit will save you a lot of money, since they also tend to be expensive when bought in smaller quantities.

  • Sugar such as white and brown sugar or coconut sugar can also be purchased wholesale and stored.

  • If you are running a bakery, you should purchase flour in bulk, whether you need white flour, wheat flour, rye, etc.

  • Seeds are also better when bought wholesale, and this includes pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, etc.

  • Tea and coffee are also recommended for bulk purchase and storage.

  • Different oils such as olive oil, vegetable oil, sesame oil, and canola oil can be stored.

  • Vinegar can also be bought in bulk, whether it’s white vinegar, balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar, and so on.

  • You can also buy condiments such as catsup, hot sauce, and mustard in bulk, as well as honey in bulk.

Other non-food items you can purchase in bulk

To save even more money, you can purchase other non-food items in bulk, and these include aluminium foil and cling wrap, paper towels, plastic food bags, and so on.

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