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Does anyone know where to buy Quaker quick grits or quaker instant grits in San Francisco?

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Albers is the only brand I can find anywhere...

Shrimp & okra -- "Georgia lowcountry style" -- mmmmmm.....

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  1. From "My Cousin Vinnie."
    Vinny Gambini: Regular. Instant grits?
    Mr. Tipton: No self respectin' Southerner uses instant grits. I take pride in my grits.
    Possibly Boulette's Larder or Rainbow.

    1. You may find Quakers grits at Smart & Final...occasionally at Grocery Outlet. There is a great difference in "quick" grits and "instant". Most of the grits on shelves in the Bya Area are quick...some instant in packages. Rarely seen stone ground grits. In my mind, there is little difference in Albers and Quaker. Stone ground is hard to find, and expensive mail-order, I've been using quick grits for years and find it OK. I do wish someone would come up with coarse ground quick grits. I never touch instant grits.

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      1. re: OldTimer

        Rainbow Grocers has Anson Mills stone ground "quick" white grits in their bulk section. They make so many grinds I can't speak to if you would call them coarse but they are a medium grind to me...much coarser than supermarket grits and so full of flavor. it is the only retail source I know of that sells anson mills.

        1. re: cakebaker

          The only difference between Anson Mills' coarse and quick grits is how finely they're milled. The "quick" take about 20 minutes vs. 5 for Quaker.

      2. How large of a quantity do you need? My mother sends me back to SF with them and my husband is not a grit fan. It takes me a while to get through 5lbs of grits....

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        1. re: Meredith

          Intriguing. I think I could get through 5 pounds pretty fast if they were at my disposal...but once again, they need to be microwaveable or rice-cookerable...

        2. I believe that they sell Quaker Quick Grits at FoodsCo in SF. I go to the one on Folsom near 13th or 14th St.

            1. Just saw Quaker quick grits at Smart and Final Richmond, 5lb bag $6.49.
              Smart & Final
              350 7th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118