To some, the idea of bulk-food buying conjures up the ultimate bang-for-your buck thrill (“Yay, a 10-pound jar of pickles!”). To others, it inspires scary visions of culinary excess (“What am I supposed to do with a 10-pound jar of pickles?”). The truth is that warehouse stores have come into their own as destinations for everyone from huge families to discerning foodies. The secret is out—there is stellar food to be bought in bulk. You just have to be smart about your bulk buying, and with a little help from these shopping tips, you can make sure you’re making the warehouse stores work for you.