mad about saffron

I live in Chicago and want to know the best way to get good saffron cheaply. I mean I can get it, but are there some stellar recommendations out there? I seem to remember getting some iranian package once…

Re: mad about saffron

Saffron will always be one of those pricey spices. Try looking in foreign markets as opposed to specialty markets. Or, try looking online. I like Penzeys (http://www.penzeys.com/). They have both Kasmir and Spanish saffron. Another angle is to cozy up to a chef or restaurant owner. Sometimes they get a good deal buying in bulk, and they just might let you buy some.