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Homecooked Grits in Minutes

Homemade grits simmering on the kitchen stovetop were common in our home. Our mother raised seven of us, and in between fishing along the shores of coastal Florida, I remember spending family meals around our little pine table eating grits — warm and creamy, served with pork, shrimp, steak, and eggs — melting in our mouths as the sun peered through the window shades.

My endeavors into adulthood led to the past 30 years as a chef and restaurant owner of one of Jacksonville’s most frequented hot spots on the beach. As an entrepreneur, I began creating original dishes for our restaurant with enthusiasm over grits in mind. There were two ways to serve grits — a lengthy process on the stove in order to make them just right — with dry grits being the only alternative at the time.

Was there a way to replicate my mother’s velvety homemade grits that are a perfect addition to any cuisine? This pursuit led to our professional, chef-driven product. Gracious Grits is the first and only microwaveable grit that are equivalent in taste and substance to the grits cooked in a kitchen at home.

Located throughout Florida and the Southeastern United States, Gracious Grits can be found in over 1100 Publix grocery stores with more to come. Versatile for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, our grits are made with natural ingredients and are for people — single moms or dads, working families — and everyone else on the go, who crave a homecooked meal in minutes.


What Our Loyal Customers Have to Say

Thank you to our broad range of customers who were either raised to love homecooked grits or came to love them as a result of our chef-driven product served in minutes.

Gracious Grits gives special thanks to our loyal clientele who have been gurus to us along the way, as your high standards for good grits are what lifted the bar for our standards in making them. 

This is totally my weekly breakfast plan since discovering Gracious Grits. You guys make, by far, the best grits I’ve ever eaten. They are absolutely perfect!

Christopher C. Mt. Pleasant, SC

I just want to tell someone that these are the best grits I think I’ve ever had. I am 86 yrs old and have been eating grits all my life. While eating them I found myself thinking of my Grandmother and they are as good as hers. That is the highest praise I could possibly give your grits. My Grandmother was a country girl from Georgia and the world’s greatest cook. Don’t ever change and I will buy your product for the next 86 yrs.I promise!

Jack W. Cottonwood, AL

We were looking for a little something to go with supper and saw Gracious Grits in the refrigerated section at Publix and decided we would give them a try. The grits were truly sensational! They were smooth, creamy and well seasoned. We are southern born & bred and you grits represent us well! We will definitely recommend them to family & friends.”

Jackie T. Panama City Beach, FL

”I just purchased your grits, never believing they would be good. I sure was in for a surprise, they are absolutely delicious and I definitely will buy them again. Thank you for a delicious product!

Sharon B. Nashville, TN

Just wanted to let you know I recently tried your grits! OMG!!! These are soooo good! Thanks for such a wonderful dish!

Debbi W. Chapin, SC

Just wanted to let y’all know how much we love Gracious Grits! Quick & delicious! Congrats for a winning product!

Joel C. Jacksonville, FL

I love your grits!! I recently purchased them as a BOGO at Publix. They have a great consistency and flavor. Thank you!

Carole H. Simpsonville, SC

Tried your cheese grits today. Amazing! Delicious! Exceptional taste! Thank you for such a great breakfast today!

Ruthmarie C. Daytona Beach, FL

‘I am a transplanted Yankee and never tried grits, but I realized it was mandatory when we were transferred to Savannah, GA. I still wasn’t thrilled with them until I purchased your product at my local Publix. I am now a convert1 I love grits, or should I say GraciousGrits! Thank you so much for your exceptional product! It is now a staple in my refrigerator!

Lori T. Savannah, GA

What Makes Gracious Grits Great?

Made With Natural

Homemade in


Preservative &
Additive Free

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