Finding smoked salt can sometimes be a challenge. You can usually find a variety or two, including one made from Bourbon Barrel Foods and a delicate variety made by Maldon, at Whole Foods Markets and other well-stocked grocery and specialty stores. Other good local and online sources:

Bazaar Spices at Union Market

1309 Fifth St. NE

202-379-2907

www.bazaarspices.com

Applewood, hickory, Maine cherry wood, smoked chili, and a sampler pack called the Smokestack Collection.

Tea & Spice Exchange

1069 Wisconsin Avenue NW

202-333-4540

155 Main St., Annapolis

410-280-2088

320 King St., Alexandria, 571-312-8505

10 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach

302-227-3327

www.spiceandtea.com

A national chain with local outlets. Varieties include alder wood, apple wood, hickory, chardonnay, bacon and chipotle.

The Meadow

3731 N. Mississippi Ave., Portland, Ore.

503-288-463

523 Hudson St., New York

212-645-4633

www.themeadow.com

More than 150 types of salt, including smoked varieties, featuring such exotics as Cyprus Hardwood and Icelandic Birch.