Looking for stores you can’t find anywhere else? You’ll find plenty of that in San Francisco.
1. True Sake
True Sake is the first ever true sake store in San Francisco and the US. It’s the only place to go to in the US to find the best in sake. Not only does their stock come entirely from Japan, but the owners and employees work hard to maintain its freshness. They even have sake tasting classes and an actual Sake Day (mark your calendars – October 1, 2009!). For the “definitive source” in sake, be sure to drop by True Sake.
560 Hayes St. San Francisco, CA 94102; Tel. (415)355-9555
2. Omnivore Books On Food
Omnivore Books On Food specializes in new and collectible books on everything about food. Every food newbie, enthusiast, expert and connoisseur comes here to stock up on food knowledge. Since opening last fall, Omnivore Books On Food has sponsored several appearances from food authors and experts.
3885A Cesar Chavez St. San Francisco, CA 94131; Tel. (415)282-7385
3. Paulette Macarons
Paulette Macarons opened its second store in San Francisco. Enjoy different types of macarons, from the classics (caramel, carribean chocolate, Madagascar vanilla, lemon, Colombian coffee and coconut, among others) to the seasonal ones (rose and passion fruit). Order online or at the store.
437 Hayes St. San Francisco, CA 94102; Tel. (415)864-2400
4. Far West Fungi
Far West Fungi is the must-go to store for all the mushroom lovers. This family owned business offers several mushroom varieties for your cooking and eating needs. When you visit Far West Fungi, you’ll be amazed at how many types of mushroom actually exists.
1 Ferry Bldg. Shop #34, San Francisco, CA 94111; Tel. (415)989-9090
5. Self Edge
If you’re serious about denim clothes, then give Self Edge a visit. They source out the world’s best and finest denim for their clothes.
714 Valencia St. San Francisco, CA 94110; Tel. (415)558-0658
Be sure to drop by these stores when you’re in San Francisco and find out what they have in store for you.