Restaurant Depot: Where Professional Bakers Score 50-Pound Sacks of Flour + Jumbo Cheez-Its

Should your New Year's resolutions include finally opening up the tiny French pastry shop of your dreams (yes please), we wanted to give you a sneak peak of what your daily life will likely entail. Yes, you'll be crawling out of bed at ungodly hours, paying way too much in city and state licensing fees, and perhaps even irritating a local rabbi or two. But these are small prices to pay for gaining access to Restaurant Depot, the wholesale supply shop where anyone with a food resale license (from bowling alleys and Boy Scout troups to fine dining restaurants) can score gallon-size containers of olive oil for $12 and 11-pound slabs of Callebaut dark chocolate for nearly half of what we plebeian 6 to 8 serving sorts pay.

The flour selection alone is enough to instill a Peter Reinhart-like obsession for mastering 100% whole wheat hearth bread. Get our photo tour after the jump, no retail food license required.

Mello Judith vs. The Pillsbury Doughboy
Mello Judith vs. The Pillsbury Doughboy
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Cake, pastry, high gluten, whole wheat flour and a half dozen blends... open up a donut shop in 2010 and all of these 50 pound beauties could be yours for $12 to $15 at Restaurant Depot.

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