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- 78%Local Culture
- 65%Family Travelers
- 58%Luxury Travelers
- 57%Budget Travelers
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- Bi-Rite MarketMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jun 12, 2014
My Son and I stopped at Bi-Rite for "Breakfast" on a recent Saturday. We were in the City of an Earthwatch Day and I knew the Kid would need some fuel before we began our project from under the palm trees at Dolores Park. He scored some luscious strawberries, while I settled for a cookie, and the promise of a pound of coffee and a closer look when we were done. This small "Mom and Pop" grocery is packed to the rafters with goodness and it make take several visits to really discover this place properly.
Sometimes I think there's a secret San Francisco list that spells out the correct buzz words towards "progressive" shopping. Terms like "Cruelty Free", "Biodynamic", "Probiotic", and "Tree Nut Hypersensitivity" (among many others) would be explained in great PC detail, along with specific instructions on how to shop responsibility and sustainably. And in a IWW-type Union friendly environment of course.
It seems that Bi-Rite has received the "Memo", and with an added bonus that the folks here are really nice, knowledgeable, and helpful. There's also no Rainbow Grocery holier than thou snarkiness that you might expect. The only issue that I have with this place is that the selection is ultimately limited in spots and its relatively expensive. As such, Bi-Rite works best as a frequent supplement to shopping at the big grocery store, or as a special occasion like a picnic in nearby Dolores Park.Recommended for:
- Bi-Rite MarketCommunity ManagerAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Jun 05, 2014
The secret is that if you're longing for Bi-Rite ice cream but don't want to stand in line at Bi-Rite Creamery, you can buy it at Bi-Rite Market and get more for less. The downside? You'll have to eat that entire container of ice cream in Dolores Park (where you're likely heading next, let's face it) before it melts.
Bi-Rite Market is a great place to pick up snacks before going to Dolores Park. It's probably the most expensive option for groceries in the area, however what they sell is the best of the best.Recommended for:
- Bi-Rite MarketMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 12Feb 06, 2014
I always make a pit-stop here whenever I visit Tartine nearby. Great place to pick up wines, beers, chocolates, meats and coffee! This is my go-to place to buy gifts to take to family and friends back home.Recommended for:
- Bi-Rite MarketMember ofWellnessGreen TravelersStudentsAdventure TravelersOct 19, 2013
This corner grocery store stocks some incredible foodie finds, from the dozens of varieties of chocolate to Rancho Gordo heirloom beans. Don't come at peak times or you'll be struggling just to walk down the aisle, order at the deli or check out. Head to the far back to get Bi-Rite's famous ice cream sandwiches or pints of ice cream to go (though if that's all you want, you're better off walking around the block to their bakery and ice cream shop called Bi-Rite Creamery).Recommended for:
- Bi-Rite MarketJul 21, 2012
This is the place to be if you want to get some good, locally grown, organic food. Oh, and if you just a few pints of that ice cream shop down the street.
I walked in and just wanted to buy a little bit of everything to take home. They have a great selection of fresh, organic produce as well as tasty foods to take home and eat right away but I resisted. We had a dinner that night to be at otherwise, I would be all over that in a heartbeat.
I love their selection of cheeses and it just made me want host a party just so I can bring some of the cheese they carry. Maybe I'll just have a party of 1 and eat it all up.
I think I need to stop by there this weekend for some fresh produce and some cheese. Oh, and a pint or two of ice cream too. Yummmm.
- Bi-Rite MarketMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Jul 05, 2012
Bi-Rite Market is a very dangerous place for foodies. You can easily go bankrupt shopping here. They offer local and farm-direct produce, organic meat and many artisanal items not easily found anywhere else.
Even if you are not quite a cook, you will find their selection of snacks and baked goods irresistible. Their own brand of ice cream alone is more than enough reason for a visit. If you have never tried their salted caramel ice cream, you don't know what happiness is.
- Bi-Rite MarketFirst to ReviewJul 04, 2012
Bi-Rite is a haven and heaven for cheese, cured meats, olives, its own delicatessen with multiple sandwich choices, wines, chocolates, and the list goes on. My friend & I made our own charcuterie platter with choice meats with tapenade and cheeses. Bringing this plus sandwiches, wine, and chocolate to Dolores Park you create your own picnic of epicurean delights from one of SF's best food stores.