Hoppin' John's® has been owned and operated by cookbook author John Martin Taylor for 33 years. John is best known for his southern culinary expertise and his stone-ground grits and cornmeal. Hoppin' John opened his culinary bookstore in 1986 in Charleston, South Carolina, but switched to website and phone sales in 1999. He is the author of four cookbooks, including Hoppin' John's Lowcountry Cooking (20th Anniversary Edition now available); The New Southern Cook (Bantam, 1995); Hoppin' John's Charleston, Beaufort & Savannah: Dining at Home in the Lowcountry (Clarkson Potter, 1997) and The Fearless Frying Cookbook (Workman, 1997).
In 2018, he donated his papers to the College of Charleston Special Collections and his culinary library to the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach. You can read about it here. One of the reasons for this downsizing is that he will be living overseas from 2019 to 2024. His niece Sarah Taylor Ferrell (pictured with Hoppin’ John, left), who owns a restaurant supply and consulting business in Durham, North Carolina, is assuming ownership of the business beginning in June 2019. Nothing will change for customers except that Sarah will be answering the phone and processing orders for our stone ground corn products, which will still be ground and shipped directly from the mill. We process them in the order in which we receive them. Shipping is figured by weight and address, though the more you order, the cheaper the shipping will be per item.

Though it rarely takes this long, please allow three weeks' delivery time for corn products.

The site is SAFE, SECURE, and PRIVATE. Your credit card and personal information are encrypted at the highest level commercially available. We do not loan, rent, sell, or share any of your personal information. Please place your orders here online.

To learn more about John and his culinary adventures and consulting work, visit his blog at www.hoppinjohns.net.

(800) 828-4412 now rings on a dedicated line in Durham, North Carolina rings on my cell phone (984-219-6620). When the transfer of the business is complete, Sarah will provide her cell phone number to wholesale customers.

Orders for John’s books will now be filled by John’s “son,” Scot Hinson. Scot keeps both new and out-of-print editions of John’s books at his Savannah shop, P W SHORT.


Hoppin' John's is the federally registered trademark of John Martin Taylor. All rights reserved.
(800) 828-4412 rings on my cell phone. Please call during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 10am to 5 pm EST. In June, the 800 number will ring on a dedicated line in Durham, North Carolina (984-219-6620). When the transfer of the business is complete, Sarah will provide her cell phone number to wholesale customers.