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May 19, 2009 02:38 PM

Where can I buy grits?

After visiting Charleston, SC and eating some awesome shrimp and grits, especially at S.N.O.B. (Slightly North of Broad), I wanted to make my own. Problem is I can't find any good yellow stone ground grits. I tired Whole Foods and Wegmans....nada....just basic Quaker Oats instant, quick and old-fashioned. i know I can get them on-line but wanted to know if anyone knew of a place in the Monmouth County area that sells them. Thanks.

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  1. We have never been able to find very good quality grits locally. We order from Anson Mills. They are arguably the best source in the nation and may very well be the brand used at SNOB (we ate there once - it seems like a decade ago!). Also, there is a Shrimp and Grits recipe on the website that is outstanding.

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    1. re: MGZ

      This is the only way to go IMO. Anson Mills is the best you can buy.

      1. re: MGZ

        Thanks for the responses!

        Interestingly when we returned form our trip the May issue of Gourmet magazine had an article on Low Country food. It mentioned S.N.O.B. and its signature dish....shrimp and grits. The article also contained the recipe. S.N.O.B. says they use grits from Hoppin’ John’s. We checked it out and you have to buy three bags @$7.00 apiece. They are two POUNDS each.

        Then we looked at Anson Mills. They make you buy four bags, but they are 12 oz. @5.95 each. So the cost is about the same. since we really didn't need six pounds of grits we ordered from ordered from Anson Mills.

      2. I would check with Sickles Market.

        You might also phone Harmony Natural Foods. They have a big selection of grains in various forms.
        Harmony Natural Foods
        (732) 671-7939
        1521 Rt-35, Middletown, NJ 07748

        Sickles Market
        1 Harrison Avenue, Little Silver, NJ 07739

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        1. I hope you can find your grits nearby but I thought I would mention Lewes Gourmet in case you ever visit Southern Delaware. I walk in downtown Lewes often and enjoy browsing that store. I know they have a decent selection of grits. Our Saturday morning downtown Farmer's Market starts up again soon too.

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          1. re: Lewes17266

            Sometimes on our annual 2 week vacation on the Outer Banks we travel via the Cape May-Lewes ferry. If we do we will check out Lewes Gourmet. Thank you!