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Feb 8, 2006 07:55 PM

Crystal Hot sauce

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Looking for Crystal brand hot sauce, a staple in NOLA foods. Anyone know where I can find it in SF?
Thanks in advance.

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  1. Not to be vague, but I think all supermarkets/large grocers have it.

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    1. re: MargotB

      I agree, you can find Crystal at just about any large grocery store.

      In years past, I've shopped around looking for Frank's Red Hot (while trying to prepare authentic Buffalo Wings) but throughout my pursuit, I saw store after store with shelf space dedicated to Crystal (from Berkeley to Sacramento), with only small bottles of Frank's Red Hot available.

      The story is different with restaurant and wholesale supply. Frank's Red Hot seems to dominate in California in the large bottle category. I picked up a gallon of Frank's Red Hot at Smart & Final for something like $23.

      Crystal, in smaller bottles, should be very easy to find in regular consumer markets.

      1. re: Benny Choi

        crystal hot sauce is NOT in every grocery store like it used to be. the plant in new orleans where it was produced was destroyed by katrina. it is very hard to come by even in new orleans.

      2. re: MargotB

        Yup, just about any supermarket in the Bay Area should have it.

      3. Last bottle I bought was at Safeway I believe.

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          Niki Rothman

          Try calling Cost Plus/New World Market.

          1. in sacramento i get it at bel air so isn't that nob hill foods for you?

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            1. re: ton casmo

              Yeh, Nob Hill or Raleys.

            2. I know that Andronico's sells it. The location in the Inner Sunset (Funston/Irving) was sold out last Sunday, I imagine as a result of the Super Bowl, but I know they carry it. It's by the rest of the hot sauces and condiments.