Bi-Rite has been sustaining the hungry locals for more than 60 years, but only became a gourmet deli in 1997. There are two locations in San Francisco: the original in the Mission and a newer market on Divisadero Street. Both are filled with exceptional local products (think 4505 Chicharrones, Frog Hollow apricots and Anchor Distilling gin); a slew of organic, humanely raised, sustainable meats and fish; and lots of scrumptious prepared foods. or picnics there are Middle Eastern dips, house-smoked salmon, salads, cakes, an olive bar and more than 100 cheeses; own-made sausages and pasta sauces bring smiles to self-caterers. Bi-Rite is also known for its amazing ice creams—they invented the now ubiquitous pairing of balsamic vinegar and strawberries, so if you’re shopping there, it’s mandatory to make a stop at the freezer aisle and pick up a couple pints of the creamery’s best flavor.