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Grocery store w/ slow grits in SF?

forestgirl May 18, 2007 09:00 PM

I need to buy *slow cooking* grits to make an old North Carolina favorite dish. Anyone know where I can find some stone-ground grits (or anything that doesn't have "quick" or "instant" in the name)? Hopefully in San Francisco itself!

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    Beau Noppatee RE: forestgirl May 18, 2007 09:56 PM

    Well I'm not in SF, rather I'm in the deep South of Louisiana. Anyway, I recently searched all over for yellow grits. The big companies, Quaker and Aunt Jemima, don't even offer yellow grits anymore. Finally was able to locate some in the health food section of Drug Emporium. The brand is Bob's Red Mill. If you know a place in your locale that carries this brand, you should be able to find "s-c" grits. Anyway, here's one of the website I used in my search and it appears the big companies may have what you want since they carry something labeled "old fashioned" grits: http://www.quakergrits.com/QG_Product...

    1. ccbweb RE: forestgirl May 18, 2007 10:50 PM

      Bob's Red Mill makes stone ground products including grits.


      That's their store locator feature on their website which reports that Rainbow Grocery sells them, as does Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and Mollie Stones. There are many others as well.

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        forestgirl RE: forestgirl May 19, 2007 12:05 AM

        Thanks to both of you! I haven't had any luck with Quaker--everything they sell seems to be quick cooking unfortunately. I tried Trader Joe's today and Whole Foods was next on my list. I'll give them and the others a call tomorrow! And I'll follow up!

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          wally RE: forestgirl May 19, 2007 12:22 AM

          It may not be what you are looking for, but boulettes larder sells Anson Mills ground corn products.

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            srr RE: wally May 19, 2007 12:56 AM

            Anson Mills is the BEST! You can also order from them directly if you are willing to order 10lbs. at a time. I think it is worth it. Their grits are heavenly.

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              Robert Lauriston RE: wally May 19, 2007 10:22 AM

              Third on Anson Mills. Fabulous stuff. Boulette's doesn't currently list hominy grits on their Web site, so you might want to call first, (415) 399-1155.

              Anson Mills' mail-order minimum is three pounds (four 12-ounce bags):


            2. ChowFun_derek RE: forestgirl May 19, 2007 10:16 AM

              I've seen them at Albertson's and Golden Produce on Church across from the Market St. Safeway

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