View Full Version : Where on earth can you buy kitchen twine?

11-22-2006, 08:19 PM
I have been to six different stores today, and none of them had this! :mad: Where would I find it? I am making a 4 pound stuffed turkey breast tomorrow and really need some!

11-22-2006, 08:23 PM
Hi Andrea. I ended up with a ball of plain cotton twine (for my Stuffed Pork Loin with Carmelized-Onion Cranberry Sauce) from the local Winco. $1.59. If you're anywhere near Boise, I'll share! :D

11-22-2006, 08:23 PM
I think I got mine at a "kitchen store" but string will work just as well.

11-22-2006, 08:24 PM
I also had trouble finding this a few years ago. I finally found some in a gourmet kitchen shop and more recently I think I got a huge roll from Smart and Final.

11-22-2006, 08:27 PM
Bed Bath and Beyond has the item shown below for 99 cents.



11-22-2006, 08:37 PM
Probably too late but Sur La Table sells it.

11-22-2006, 08:58 PM
We've gotten it from the butcher departments at Dominicks and Meijer. Just ask the butcher - they've never charged us!

11-22-2006, 09:08 PM
I was surprised to see twine included in my Butterball turkey wrapper.

11-22-2006, 09:33 PM
We've gotten it from the butcher departments at Dominicks and Meijer. Just ask the butcher - they've never charged us!

I did get a small amount from both Caputo's and Jewel, but they each gave me so little that I'm worried it won't be enough. The one from Jewel was also very wet which is kind of grossing me out. Not sure what he got all over it. Maybe I'll just go back and ask for more. Why doesn't anyone sell this stuff?

By the way, Ralph, have you been to Caputo's yet? I love that place! I've been there 5 times in the last week.

Goin' Coastal
11-22-2006, 10:00 PM
You can use dental floss as well.

11-22-2006, 11:54 PM
I ended up finding it at Cost Plus a couple of years ago. I bought a big, giant thing of it. I'll probably never need to buy it again!

11-23-2006, 12:10 AM
My last roll came from Sur la Table.

11-23-2006, 05:26 AM
Smart and Final carries kitchen string too.

11-23-2006, 06:55 AM
I picked some up yesterday at Target - I have no idea where in the store it was, because I had to ask the cashier :o ...

11-23-2006, 09:22 AM
It looks like I'll be able to get by this time with what I have (hopefully), but I'll keep Target and Sur La Table in mind for the future. I have never heard of Smart and Final, I don't think there are any of those around here. Thanks everyone.

11-23-2006, 09:36 AM
Now that I think about it, I remember a time about 20 years ago I needed twine and didn't have any. I improvised by using bamboo skewers to truss a chicken. I used wire cutters to cut off the skewers at the skin line so that they wouldn't burn. It worked great. The skewers easily pulled right out of the stuffed chicken without the chicken falling apart.

11-23-2006, 11:11 AM
That is a good idea Gumbeaux. I have a ton of bamboo skewers, so I may use a few of those too. The turkey is tied in the fridge, but looks like it may fall apart at any second.

11-23-2006, 12:15 PM
I ask the butcher and they usually give it to me free.

Dontcha think that with turkeys, roulades and other foods that occasionally need to be tied the grocery stores would carry it?

11-23-2006, 05:53 PM
Natural food stores have unbleached cheesecloth AND kitchen twine. That's where I get mine.

Happy Late Thanksgiving!!


11-23-2006, 07:09 PM
I saw a big spool at Cost Plus yesterday. Can't remember where I bought my last spool, but I've used kite string when I didn't have any.