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Where to buy fleur de sel in LA?

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sincerelysue Feb 15, 2011 09:09 PM

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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    fbchase Feb 23, 2011 12:21 PM

    Spice Station in Silverlake has a variety of good quality salts. The selection is listed on their website: http://spicestationsilverlake.com/

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      Obessed Feb 20, 2011 09:55 AM

      I just bought some this morning at Melrose Farmer's Market (new spice vendor). It was $14 for 3.5 oz. He had tons of other spices and interesting salts.

      1. Bob Brooks Feb 18, 2011 12:25 PM

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

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          bad nono Feb 15, 2011 09:50 PM

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

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            hobbess Feb 15, 2011 10:19 PM

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

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              WildSwede Feb 16, 2011 12:48 PM

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

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                sincerelysue Feb 16, 2011 08:07 PM

                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!

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                  liu Feb 16, 2011 08:31 PM

                  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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                seromaz Feb 15, 2011 09:41 PM

                Any Bristol Farms fo' sho. Good customer service. http://www.bristolfarms.com/locations...

                1. maxzook Feb 15, 2011 09:16 PM

                  Pretty sure Surfas in Culver City would have it.

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