Best Place to Buy Veggies San Francisco 2006 - Golden Produce
A David to Safeway's Goliath across the street, the cramped yet bountiful Golden Produce grocery on Church Street serves a faithful clientele with its high-quality selection of fresh fruit and vegetables. Stocking everything from the humble spud to obscure varieties of kumquat, the family-run store purveys standard and organic produce at reasonable prices. Beyond the wide selection of produce, the shop also carries a fine range of other tasty goods, including fresh mozzarella and feta cheeses (help yourself to chunks from large plastic tubs), European chocolate, and cookies and bulk-buy grains and pastas. Combining Whole Foods–like quality with the sensibility of a miniature Trader Joe's, Golden Produce would be a one-stop shop for all your weekly groceries but for the fact that it doesn't currently offer meat or fish.