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Where: Niman Ranch Ham Steak & Bacon

JudiAU Apr 26, 2011 02:23 PM

My kids like ham. Trader Joes hasn't had either in stock for weeks so I assume they have discontinued both.

Where can I find either product locally, particularly the ham steak?

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    maudies5 RE: JudiAU Apr 26, 2011 04:45 PM

    Try Vicente Foods

    1. A5 KOBE RE: JudiAU Apr 26, 2011 10:29 PM

      Bristol Farms

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        tbrown RE: JudiAU Apr 27, 2011 12:15 PM

        I asked the last time I went to Trader Joe's and they told me that they had indeed discontinued all Niman Ranch products. Something to do with the prices going up. I am very disappointed as I don't want another store to have to go to :(

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          JudiAU RE: JudiAU Jun 28, 2012 05:54 PM

          I am still trying to find a source for Niman Ranch ham steaks in LA. I haven't found them anywhere and my calls/email to Niman Ranch have not been returned. Please let me know if you've seen them anywhere.

          My brain almost exploded last weekend when I spotted the mythic ham steak at the Berkeley Bowl but I was already at my limit in raw and cured plane meat.

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            A5 KOBE RE: JudiAU Jun 28, 2012 10:27 PM

            I have seen them at select Bristol Farms and Sprouts markets. I would call first because not all of them carry it. I know for a fact that Bristol Farms in Newport Beach carries both sporadically, most cases the bacon but it would not hurt to call. I have also bought the bacon, ham steaks, and apple sausages (I love those things) at Sprouts.

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              JudiAU RE: A5 KOBE Jun 29, 2012 06:29 PM

              Hum. Time to start calling again. They didn't have any last round...

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                A5 KOBE RE: JudiAU Jun 30, 2012 04:57 PM

                I definitely saw the ham steaks today at Sprouts in Chino Hills.

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                  JudiAU RE: A5 KOBE Jul 4, 2012 05:51 PM

                  Thanks you very much. I am delighted with a confirmed sighting.

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                    Dommy RE: A5 KOBE Oct 10, 2012 09:55 PM

                    Yup! Saw all sorts of Niman Ranch items at the Culver City Sprouts today INCLUDING the ham. They had a package of pre-cooked pulled pork which looked intriguing. We are getting our fridge fixed this weekend, so I didn't buy it this time... next week though for sure! SLIDER dinner! ;)


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                      A5 KOBE RE: Dommy Oct 10, 2012 11:48 PM

                      I recommend the little apple cinnamon sausage links. They are so good. I was weary at first but they are excellent with a subtle touch of apple and cinnamon.

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                  perk RE: A5 KOBE Jun 30, 2012 05:53 PM

                  I'm pretty sure Huntington Meats at the Fairfax Farmers Markets carries their products. Don't
                  know about the ham steak, but it would be worth a call. If they don't have them, I'm pretty sure they would get them for you.

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                arancini RE: JudiAU Jun 30, 2012 05:42 AM

                Co-Opportunity in Santa Monica may still have Niman Ranch products.
                1525 Broadway (16th & Broadway) Santa Monica, CA 90404
                Hours 7am-10pm
                Phone 310.451.8902

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                  whatsfordinner RE: JudiAU Jun 30, 2012 12:04 PM

                  Huntington Meats in the Farmer's Market may carry it.

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                    ebethsdad RE: JudiAU Jun 30, 2012 04:38 PM

                    Surfas carries Nueske bacon which is also excellent, if you can't find Niman Ranch.

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                      JudiAU RE: ebethsdad Jul 4, 2012 05:52 PM

                      Nueske does make excellent, actually better bacon. The ham steak is wonderful. (Both at Gelsons too). But they use industrial hogs which we try to avoid. Niman's ham steak was great for things like lunchtime fried rice and the like.

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                      JudiAU RE: JudiAU Nov 7, 2012 09:01 PM

                      So... I finally was able to pick up a couple of packages of ham steak at the Chasens Bristol Farms today. Perhaps NR was having supply problems because I was previously told that they would be willing to order them and had ordered them but they never came. Either way, fry up tomorrow!

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                        JudiAU RE: JudiAU Mar 17, 2013 08:48 PM

                        Updated to note that Bristol Farms has now stocks it at two locations: Chasen's and Sunset. Hurrah.

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                          Xan7hos RE: JudiAU Mar 26, 2013 11:24 PM

                          Sprouts carry Niman
                          ranch bacon, saw it last week for 5.99 a pack I think they normally sell for 6.50

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