New Shop Worth Its Salt

Salts of the Earth brings new flavor to 7th Street Public Market

New Charlotte shop Salts of the Earth sells only one ingredient: salt. In addition to cooking salts, the shop offers finishing salts—salts that are sprinkled on as a finishing touch instead of during the cooking process. Salts of the Earth has 170 natural, unrefined salts from more than 35 countries. “I use the organic Sriracha salt on scrambled eggs, lemon flake salt on tilapia, and the xocolatl [Mayan bitter chocolate] salt sprinkled on ice cream,” says owner Keith Warner. Find them at the 7th Street Public Market, where samples of popcorn topped with Italian black truffle salt are served most days, or online at  

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