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ISO... source for really fancy salt

withalonge Apr 3, 2007 12:16 PM

earlier salt discussions aside...

does anyone have a website or purveyor that they order fancy sea salts from? I am looking for a few sacks or assortment for a friend of mine. she loves salt, especially fleur de sel.

for a special occassion gift, I am thinking of getting her some really nice salt. willing to spend some bucks, for something interesting.

thanks in advance.
megan

  1. LFeinberg Apr 3, 2007 12:48 PM

    The brand new Whole Foods in Manhattan's Lower Eastside carries many varieties of fancy sea salts. www.wholefoods.com (on Bowery Street)

    1. ipsedixit Apr 3, 2007 01:14 PM

      Try Costco.com

      See here: http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product....

      1. clamscasino Apr 3, 2007 03:02 PM

        You could spend a whole lot at www.napastyle.com. They have several types that can be ordered singly or in sets and gift baskets.

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          harrie Apr 3, 2007 03:35 PM

          The Costco setup looks really nice, but just in case you're looking for something else, Penzey's sells a few salts, too.
          http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzey...

          1. ballulah Apr 3, 2007 03:39 PM

            There are 86 items listed under "Salt" on the Kalustyan's mail order site. I just stopped by the physical store recently and bought a jar of Grey Sea Salt that I swear is so much more delicious than regular Kosher salt. I was a sceptic, and now I'm converted.

            www.kalustyans.com

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              mimosa Apr 3, 2007 03:39 PM

              Found this amazing site for salts: http://www.saltworks.us/ They have a great guide with pix for various types of sea salts.

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                Non Cognomina Apr 5, 2007 05:58 PM

                I've used SaltWorks personally and professionally for the past year. They are a direct importer and supply several high-end companies with specialty salts that are then repackaged with "gourmet" or private labels. They also sell popular salts like Malden and Baleine.

                They also sell a very nice Salt Sampler in a Bamboo display case that is very nice. Here is a link:

                http://www.saltworks.us/shop/product....

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                emilief Apr 3, 2007 04:25 PM

                I love the grey salt from Napa Style .As another poster has said they have a selection. The grey salt is very intense so a little lasts a long time.

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                  angelaf Apr 5, 2007 06:08 PM

                  This company sells a really nice, unprocessed salt - has a fresh, flavorful quality that is milder and richer than regular sea salt:
                  http://www.celticseasalt.com/

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