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Summer Guide 2013: Where to Get Your Grilling Essentials 

Wednesday, Jun 26 2013

4505 Meats

This young, family-owned butcher shop in the Mission is ready to sell you some meaty crowd-pleasers like steak and bacon-studded hot dogs for your Independence Day feast. Plus, you can score grass-fed beef and vegetable dog chow for the canines in the crowd. 1909 Mission, 525-4239.

22nd & Irving Market

Shop where many Sunset District restaurants go for a wide range of fresh and impossibly inexpensive produce that ranges from the typical (watermelon) to the exotic (cactus fruit) — a great place for your omnivorous grilling staples. 2101 Irving, 681-5212.

Rainbow Grocery

No need to worry about a Tofurky, just stop here to keep your vegetarians and vegans happy with infinite varieties of tofu, seitan, halloumi cheese, and other cruelty-free grilling fare. 1745 Folsom, 863-0620.

Avedano's Holly Park Market

This female-owned butcher shop features specialty boxes with 20-27 pounds of meat products. Opt for the "Griller Kit" for a potpourri that includes Porterhouse steaks, tri-tip, skirt steak, pork ribs, sausage, marinated chicken, ground beef, and lard, or go left with the "Exotic Kit" and wow your friends with rabbit, bison, quail, wild boar, duck legs, marrow bones, and more. 235 Cortland, 285-6328.

Fatted Calf Charcuterie

If you want to look beyond pork and beef for a sausage fest, head here for multiple varieties of duck and goat crepinettes and traditional sausages. 320 Fell, 400-5614.


This purveyor of "tasty salted pig parts" comes from Chris Cosentino, winner of the most recent edition of Bravo's Top Chef Masters television series. Plenty of pork here to make your grill happy, plus the spicy spreadable salami known as Nduja can be your secret weapon on sandwich buns. 1 Ferry Building, 433-6500.

Recchiuti Confections

Grab some bags of addictive vanilla bean marshmallows from this leading local confectioner, or stock up on s'mores kits if you want to go deluxe for dessert. 1 Ferry Building, 834-9494.

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