While the Ferry Building is more of a free form market than a grocery store, it's still one of the best places around to shop for food. On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings, it’s home to the Ferry Building Plaza farmers' market, a seasonally-driven chef mecca where everyone and their sous-chef goes to shop for produce and delectable street eats. It’s also fun to walk the perimeter of the Building on an uncrowded weekday and stock up on groceries to host a picnic or party; Pick up local cheese from Cowgirl Creamery, charcuterie from Boccalone, bread from Acme, a sweet finish from Miette bakery and a couple bottles of sparkling rosé from the Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant. There’s also olive oils, honey, fruits and fungi, humanely raised meats and sustainable seafood, dried beans and fresh pressed juice.
San Francisco is truly a food lover’s city and at any given moment in time, you can find exactly what you’re craving, be it one of the city's best burgers and fries fresh from the deep fryer at 2am or a plate of top-notch sushi on a Tuesday at lunchtime. Not only do food lovers enjoy eating out, they also take pleasure in showing off their cooking chops. This serious food city is filled with culinary street knowledge, and the masses and chefs have to shop somewhere, right? Wondering where local foodies pick out the perfect peaches and the most marbled mignon? Here, we list the top ten places to shop for groceries in SF.