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low salt ham-where to find on LA westside?

Hungry Girl Apr 4, 2007 12:33 PM

where can you find low sodium ham in the Los Angeles area

Preferably on the west side/santa monica/culver city/venice, etc.

The regular stores (Ralph’s, Albertson’s) are mostly Hormel with 980mg of sodium per serving and that's high due to my diet restriction. I am hoping to find an uncooked ham. What are good stores? Whole Foods is too expensive. Any other options?

  1. mnosyne Apr 4, 2007 01:59 PM

    Try the J&T Deli on Wilshire at 12th in Santa Monica. It's a Polish deli and they smoke their hams on the premises. The lean ham is not very salty at all. And the prices are incredibly reasonable.

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      WestsideLisa Apr 4, 2007 05:38 PM

      Ralph's carries Boar's Head meats, including lower sodium ham. The location at Wilshire & Bundy (West LA) and Olympic & Cloverfield (Santa Monica) definitely carry Boar's Head.

      1. Emme Apr 4, 2007 08:40 PM

        Try Bristol Farms. Maybe not quite as pricey as WF.

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          Jesdamala Apr 4, 2007 08:43 PM

          Victor's Meats? WLA. Ask them. I think they would know what you want, and if it is available. No experience in what you are asking for. Ask other independent butcher shops.

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