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Feb 15, 2011 09:09 PM

Where to buy fleur de sel in LA?

Just thought I'd ask if anyone knew where I could buy some good quality fleur de sel in los angeles for a reasonable price. So far, I can find a few online stores but considering a friend who bought some pretty low grade stuff for two or three times what it was worth... well, i'm a little skeptical about that route. if anyone has a tip, it'd be greatly appreciated! :)

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  1. Pretty sure Surfas in Culver City would have it.

    Surfas Restaurant & Supply
    8777 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

    1. Any Bristol Farms fo' sho. Good customer service.

      1. Surfas and Monsieur Marcel have it. I would check Whole Foods too.

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        1. re: bad nono

          Whole Foods is surprisingly the cheapest place to get salt. Their Maldon Salt is dollars cheaper than other sources.

          1. re: bad nono

            I got mine at Monsieur Marcel. I think I got my Maldon at Surfas.

            1. re: bad nono

              Didn't find my fleur de sel at Whole Foods, but I did notice the Maldon smoked sea salt, which intrigues me... still, gotta keep my priorities straight :P

              Thanks for the tip! I'll check Surfas next time I'm in the area!

              1. re: sincerelysue

                I really like the Maldon smoked sea salt and prefer it over its plainer, regular Maldon cousin. It has just enough smoke for some added nuance, but not so much as to be suffocating or dominating.

                I especially like it sprinkled on an heirloom tomato with a little olive oil and some freshly ground pepper. Do give it a try, sincerelysue!

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              1. Cost Plus usually has the best price on things like this.