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May 18, 2007 09:00 PM

Grocery store w/ slow grits in SF?

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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  1. 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:

    1. 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.

      1. 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!

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

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          1. re: wally

            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.

            1. re: wally

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