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Jun 21, 2008 12:02 AM

SF Hound in search of grits

I love grits: real hominy grits, cooked til soft and served with a healthy amount of butter. Simple, delicious, and seemingly impossible to find on the West Coast.

Enter my friend, who lives in DC and is planning a trip out west. Where would be his best bet to pick me up a small bag of grits? I don't want him lugging over a five pound sack, maybe just one or two pounds of really good stuff?

He lives near the capitol and has no car, so something not too out of the way would be good. Is there a good brand he can source at his local Giants, or does he need to look a little further?

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  1. I'm from the south and I'm just fine with the regular grits available at Safeway (Quaker, probably most often available). However, I think the "good stuff" is available in small bags/boxes at Whole Foods - close to either Clarendon metro or Friendship Heights metro.

    1. You can mail order from
      wonderful grits and good biscuit flour.

      1. I too would recommend that the easiest way to get the real thing is to buy some on the Net. I've not bought grits from them, but you may want to check into Calhoun Hams in Culpeper, VA, and buy some country ham while you're at it. Simply outstanding.

        1. You can get Anson Mills grits at Rainbow Grocery in SF.

          1. Thanks, all! Looks like I won't be burdening him after all.