With Bell Market closing its doors on February 15, 2009, at 4:00PM, Noe Valley will be without a major grocer until Whole Foods opens next fall. Here's a list of local places to go until then (and perhaps after).
Noe Valley Farmer's Market
Every Saturday, 8:00AM - 1:00PM
3861 24th Street, between Sanchez and Vicksburg
Seasonal, local, organic and natural fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, bread, nuts, honey. Also prepared food of the Mexican, Indian and smoothie varieties. Live music. Lots of strollers. Bonus: you get to meet your neighbors.
26th & Guerrero Market
1400 Guerrero Street
"Your Neighborhood Health Food Store"
Natural and organic fruits and vegetables, Acme Bread, vitamins/supplements, fresh flowers, beer, wine and liquor.
Valencia Farmer's Market
1299 Valencia Street @ 24th St
Not truly a farmer's market but plenty of organic fruits and vegetables, fresh juices, bulk-bin cereal, and Kombucha. One block from the BART station.
1798 Church St @ 30th
Strong mix of organic and non-organic fruits and vegetables, fresh bread, olive bar. Church Produce was recommended by many commenters in a recent thread.
2909 Mission Street @ 25th St
Full service market with fresh fruits/veggies, butcher, Latin-American specialties. Super affordable.
Drewes Bros. Meats
1706 Church St @ 29th St
"We are a full service butcher shop that specializes in only the highest quality products."
Meat, fish and poultry from Niman Ranch, Angus Meyer, Natural Hill. All-natural, free-range, no hormones antibiotics or preservatives. Special orders - no problem.
Fresh Meat Market
2704 Mission St @ 23rd St
Fresh (read: wrigglng) fish, seafood, meat and poultry. Not organic or free-range, but you can get just about anything here super cheap.
24th Street Cheese Company
3893 24th Street @ Sanchez St
Cheese! Also sausages, pâté, prosciutto, wine, olives, other specialty items.
741 Diamond St @ 24th St
Fresh and frozen pasta, house-made sauces, prepared foods, wine, bread, cheeses, olives, and anything else for a quick dinner or picnic. And don't forget the cannoli!
And ... of course there are these options:
- Safeway (Diamond Heights or Mission St)
- Tower Market / Mollie Stone
- DeLano's IGA on South Van Ness
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