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Where to buy quality salt?

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johnnymidwest Sep 6, 2008 10:53 PM

Anyone know good places to buy salt in the NY area? I'm looking for more variety than the usual supermarket stuff - maybe some local salt, or some exotic varieties, different colors and sizes. I would prefer somewhere in Manhattan but anywhere else in the NYC area is fine too.

Also - any recommendations on salt that you've bought and liked?

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  1. citysweettooth RE: johnnymidwest Sep 8, 2008 12:26 PM

    Last time I was at the Dean and Deluca Soho Store, 560 Broadway (At Prince Street), I noticed a variety of gourmet salts. I didn't try an though. Good luck!

    1. wytewyz RE: johnnymidwest Sep 9, 2008 02:16 AM

      I can only answer for Northern NJ but Chef Central in Paramus had a fair selection. If you want to save time and gas go to the Bulk Foods website. http://www.bulkfoods.com
      They sell several types of salt in different sizes as well as other spices and goodies. The S/H is only 5.00 for any order over 75.00 so there are bargains to be found here.

      1. bobjbkln RE: johnnymidwest Sep 9, 2008 10:41 AM

        Fairway Red Hook has at least a dozen different kinds (and colors) of salt. I assume bother Manhattan stores do as well. Check the meat counter, about half the salt selection in Brooklyn is there (other is with the upscale spices).

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          banjolinana RE: johnnymidwest Sep 16, 2008 12:23 PM

          Go to whole foods. They should have several varieties including sea salt and gray salt (pricier than sea salt)

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            craig_g RE: johnnymidwest Sep 16, 2008 02:18 PM

            Fairway has quite a few, including my favorite for cooking, finely ground gray salt. It tastes great and the grind is fine enough that it disperses really well.

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              ernie0716 RE: johnnymidwest Sep 22, 2008 05:19 PM

              I love Maldon salt, you can find it at Dean and Deluca, Williams Sonoma and Sur la Table all in Manhattan. Also Kalustyans has a good selection. (Lexington + 28 street)

              1. greenermjr RE: johnnymidwest Sep 24, 2008 07:51 AM

                Bierkraft on 5th avenue brooklyn has several varieties of salt by the oz/lb in big jars, fleur du sel, red salt etc.

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