Best Mission Produce Market - 2008
Forget Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and all those other grocery stores where you have to have sold a kidney to afford the produce that might as well be from another galaxy. That's just not healthy, okay? You need that kidney. And if you live in the Mission like a good little hipster, then there's some perfectly delicious, local, cheap produce right in your hood. Mi Ranchito, formerly known as L&M Produce Market, is where sensible people are picking up mushrooms (two pounds for a buck), bananas (three pounds for a buck), oranges (five pounds for a buck), eggs ($1.99 a carton) and ... need we go on? For the past several months, the new management has been revamping the store and bringing in the goods from just south of San Francisco. So don't be a grocery snob. Your fancy Whole Foods tomato isn't impressing anyone. There are piles and piles of ripe, glistening fruits and vegetables just waiting to land in your unpretentious salad.