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Feb 13, 2013 08:04 PM

Grits in Montgomery County

I love grits! I can have grits for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I've only had Quaker Quick Grits (better than instant!) and grits from Trader Joe's (not bad). Of course I've had Anson Mills grits at restaurants, but I don't think I want to order online.

Can anyone tell me where I can buy quality grits, preferably in Montgomery County? I'm looking for the real thing!

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  1. Have you tried the Amish Market in Germantown or the local in Laurel

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    1. MOM's organic market on Randolph Rd. sells Arrowhead grits.

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      1. re: Terrie H.

        Thanks, Terrie! That's really close to me!

      2. What's the reluctance to order online about?

        I am partial to stone ground white corn grits from south carolina. Most recently, I had these - a gift from my sister.

        I am making polenta/grits tonight, as I write this. Using a coarsely ground yellow corn thing I found at a hispanic market. Not as good as white corn.

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        1. re: tcamp

          If I order from Anson Mills at least, I have to buy a minimum of four bags of something, and I don't really need anything else that they sell. Adluh sounds pretty great!

          1. re: ineemeeny

            It's been a while since I ordered from them, but their Sea Island Red Beans are very, very nice. And if you eat grits breakfast lunch and dinner, 4 bags would be less than a month's supply. They will last a while in the freezer.

        2. Hey all. I was at The Fresh Market in Rockville this morning and I came across a bag of Charleston Favorites Stone Ground Grits (white), and it's a -canvas- bag. That's promising. Will report back this weekend when I have 30 minutes to prepare for breakfast. :)

          1. Best "store brands" are White Lilly and Bob's Red Mill.
            If you are eating white grits, Quaker noninstant are certainly acceptable, just ignore the cooking time-- "heated through" is not cooked. Despite the name, cooked grits should never Be gritty.

            I've been in NoVa since Aug '11 and I've not had to search for grits to cook. Maybe it's a state line thing?

            Is there a Global Foods type place?
            Or an Asian market that has a "foreigner aisle"?

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            1. re: Kris in Beijing

              @Kris in Beijing - Thanks for your reply! Does Bob's Red Mill make white grits? I've only seen yellow (polenta). I haven't heard of White Lilly, though! I'll look into it. As for Quaker Oats grits, the non-instant is actually not bad, but it's so finely ground that it doesn't have that heft.

              Anyway, I'm excited to try Charleston Favorites because the directions actually say "Rinse to remove pieces of bran." That sounds hardcore!