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    March 21, 2014

    Whole Foods Bakery Now Baking Cookies with Local Grains, Cute Names

    Local whole grains aren't just for the patrons of The Mill anymore. This winter, the Northern California branch of the Whole Foods Market bakery officially entered into the local grain economy with a line of five cookies made with 100 percent California-grown whole grain flour. These "Outrageously G ... More >>

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    October 30, 2013
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    June 7, 2013

    S.F. Is So Damn Expensive Even "Bad Advice" Seems Like a Total Rip-Off

    You don't have to spend much time in San Francisco to know how fast this city can will devour your whole paycheck in one weekend -- or one trip to Whole Foods. Apparently, it isn't just high rent and gluten-free diets that are costing you a pretty penny. Even the panhandlers have jacked up their p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2013

    Bottle Rock: Napa Festival's Attempt To Combine Food, Wine, and Music Falls Short

    It seems like a good idea on paper: Throw a music festival in wine country where guests can go wine-tasting and sample some of the region's best restaurants in between musical acts. That was the focus of Bottle Rock, a new festival thrown in a park in downtown Napa that combines stadium-filling rock ... More >>

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    April 26, 2013

    What's Up With GMO Labeling On The State Level: A Primer

    We're all sad that San Francisco has lost Jesse Hirsch, former Examiner restaurant critic and SF Weekly writer, to upstate New York and his new gig as a Modern Farmer staff writer, but we are excited to see what he digs up out East. Such as his most recent article, a primer on GMO labeling efforts ... More >>

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    April 8, 2013

    Five Apps for Urban Hunting and Gathering

    By Max Cherney Urban hunting and gathering, meet the 21st century. Finding the best food and ingredients is something of an art. Especially in San Francisco. There are dozens of options for meals -- ranging from preparing something with fresh ingredients from one of the many farmer's markets, to g ... More >>

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    October 10, 2012

    Man Investigated for Allegedly Smacking Around His Adorable Pup

    A San Francisco man was separated from his dog after he allegedly beat the pup -- for no apparent reason -- in public view in the Upper Haight.According to police, the witnesses were driving to Whole Foods in the Haight when they heard a dog "yelping in distress." The driver spotted the man on the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Steep Brew: A Whole Foods Beer Bar

    ​When asked, "what would improve your grocery shopping experience?", we typically reply, "16 taps of fresh craft beer with a local focus." Evidently, Whole Foods Potrero was listening. Friday brings the opening of Steep Brew, a destination beer bar tucked beneath the grocery store at 17th St. and ... More >>

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    February 22, 2012

    Taste Test: Gluten-Free Dumplings from Feel Good Foods

    Despite the recent explosion of gluten-free products everywhere, Chinese dumplings have remained largely off limits for those with gluten intolerance -- until now. Feel Good Foods, a San Francisco-based company, is manufacturing and selling a line of gluten-free, frozen dumplings.

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    December 20, 2011

    Wine of the Week: Mercury Rising Bordeaux-Style Tastes Pricier Than it Costs

    "Exceptional value-per-dollar ratio" is how Cinnabar, or at least their publicist, promotes their wines. Based on our tasting of their 2008 California Mercury Rising "Bordeaux-style" wine, we see substance in the statement. ​ We taste wines blind-ish. We don't brown bag and mix them up to confus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Submit Your Pickles, Jams, and Liqueurs to the Eat Real Fest Contest

    syntheticaperture/FlickrBring us your pickles. And jams, jellys, krauts, beers, and liqueurs.​San Francisco is one of the few counties in California that doesn't have a county fair, and to our discredit. For all the dog-judging, carnie-haranguing, and deep-frying that we're spared, our urban count ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Scotch Pops: Dessert That Hits You Like Sean Connery

    Ben Narasin​When I make sorbet at home I add a single ounce of alcohol to brighten the flavor, a trick I learned years ago that works exceptionally well. If you'd rather have alcohol as the focus instead of the enhancer, you might be attracted to the St. George Spirits Single Malt Whiskey gel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    GoGo Squeez: Fruit in a Pouch

    W. Blake Gray​We were biking around on the Great Highway recently during Sunday Streets when we spied this booth offering free samples of something called a GoGo Squeez. The Go-Go's​As you can see, the booth seems to offer multiple flavors. "Do you have Belinda Carlisle flavor?" we aske ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Whole Foods Haight Bringing More Street-Food Fare

    Tamara PalmerMagic Curry Paste, part of Whole Foods' "Street Eats" product line.​Next week's opening of Whole Foods Market's Haight location promises to bring an expanded selection of the store's locally sourced "Street Eats" product line from vendors with businesses born on the pavement. Bes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    This is Why Everyone Shopping at Trader Joe's Hates You

    zyzzyva/FlickrFace it, the sad truth of your existence.​Once an annual pre-Burning Man stop for cheap vodka, Cabernet, and Trek Mix, Trader Joe's is now a weekly essential ― seriously, who can survive without Mandarin orange chicken, chocolate-covered espresso beans, or processed enchiladas? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Locanda da Eva Spruces Up, Things Are Popping Outside San Francisco

    ​ ​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.Locanda da Eva in Berkeley shut down for the long weekend to redecorate, and Carolyn A. of Eater SF posts pics of the new look. SFoodie says: niiiiiiice. San Francisco gossip was apparen ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010

    PizzaHacker's Frozen Dough Balls

    Tamara Palmer​PizzaHacker Jeff Krupman has devised a way to bring a taste of his street-slung pies into people's kitchens with the introduction of new frozen pizza dough balls. Made with organic wheat and pizza flours (most likely from Central Milling), sourdough starter, filtered water, and L ... More >>

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    November 10, 2010
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    October 6, 2010

    Humphry Slocombe Introduces Kombucha Sorbet

    Tamara PalmerGinger pineapple kombucha sorbet.​We hurried to Humphry Slocombe today as soon as we saw a tweet announcing the debut of ginger pineapple kombucha sorbet, the first we've heard of anyone using the cultured beverage as dessert application. We got there about three hours after openi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    This Is Why Your Whole Foods Cashier Hates You

    JOE MARINARO/FlickrIn the religion of buying organic and local, Whole Foods is like the big, showy megachurch. There's two-hundred plus of John Mackey's paeans to healthful eating in the U.S. and in each store there's a throng of cashiers bleating the Whole Foods motto: "Would you like five cents ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Rainbow Grocery Will Cease 20 Percent Discount Days in October

    Adios, discount day! ​Mission Local has a scoop that will likely send shockwaves through the San Francisco foodie community: Rainbow Grocery, San Francisco's much-beloved health food cooperative, will be curtailing its 20-percent-off midweek coupons at the end of this month. The worker-owners vote ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Lev's Charts the Next Frontier in Kombucha: Extract

    Tamara Palmer​In the wake of the voluntary kombucha recall, Lev's Probiotics of Treasure Island (formerly Lev's Original) has returned to Whole Foods with a vengeance, or at least with a cool new product. Lev's Green Tea Kombucha Extract is designed to be added to all kinds of beverages and sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Whole Foods Potrero Hill Wants Regular Street-Food Offerings

    Tamara Palmer​Whole Foods held an Around the World Bistro Dinner on Aug. 18, a fundraiser for SF Street Food Festival organizers La Cocina. Besides showcasing the cooking of three La Cocina-supported vendors who will sell at the festival (Nigerian food from Chiefo's Kitchen, Mexican from El Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Local Kombucha Makers Actually Benefit from Ban

    ​It should have been a disaster. Healdsburg-based Vibranz Kombucha launched March 20, 2010, with a promising start. The company had just won a product award at the Natural Products Expo, which had brought them to the attention of natural-foods distributors, not to mention placement in every Whole ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010

    Whole Foods Hosting Multi-Culti Bistro Benefit for SF Street Food Fest

    Jun BelenAzalina Eusope of Azalaina's Malaysian.​Whole Foods is fund-raising for the SF Street Food Festival next week with a street-centric dinner prepared by three incubating businesses at La Cocina, organizer of the fest. The meal leaps across continents, in a triple-course matchup that p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Will Liba Falafel Supply Whole Foods' Next Street-Food Products?

    Luis ChongOwner Gail Lillian peers out from the Liba Falafel truck. Lillian is talking with Whole Foods about developing street-inspired retail products.​Looks like the Magic Curry Kart line of sauces is only the beginning of Whole Foods' foray into street-food product marketing. Mobile vendor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Zingerman's Zzang Bars and the Gospel of Candy Freshness

    Alex HochmanZzang premium candy bars, available at Bi-Rite, Whole Foods, Canyon Market, and Cheese Plus.​"Freshness. It's all about the freshness." Charlie Frank, managing partner of Zingerman's Candy Company in Ann Arbor, Mich., is differentiating his Zzang bars from your run-of-the-mill ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Voluntary Kombucha Ban Spurs Some Makers to Jigger the Formula

    Rana ChangBut not too fresh, please ― at least to satisfy the TTB.​Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Rachel Swan of the East Bay Express traces kombucha's recent decline, after the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau posted an online warning that drinks with an alcohol content of .5 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    S.F. Rising: Spelt Bread from Grindstone Bakery

    J KauffmanThe picture of health(fulness).​S.F. Rising is a weekly survey of bread in San Francisco ― the baked and the fried, the artisan and the novelty.Grindstone Bakery sprouted seeds spelt bread Source: Whole Foods (California St.), Bi-Rite Market, Rainbow Grocery, Berkeley BowlToast-appr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Vibranz Bubbles Up in Local Kombucha Scene

    Tamara Palmer​We've got a promising newcomer to add to our local resource guide to kombucha. Healdsburg's Vibranz, a new line of bottled kombucha beverages from the makers of Sonoma Sparkler juices, sent us some of its nine flavors to sample. The company hopes to distinguish itself in the mark ... More >>

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    May 26, 2010

    Vegan Doughnut Smackdown: Pepple's vs. Whole Foods' Posh

    Tamara PalmerPepple's (left) and Whole Foods (right) chocolate vegan doughnuts.​Local bakery Pepple's Donuts claims that its retail accounts with 12 Whole Foods locations in Northern California and Nevada were canceled one by one, and vegan "imposter donuts" sold at half the cost of a Pepple's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    More Places to Enjoy Kombucha in S.F.

    Peter DaSilva/New York TimesLev's Original kombucha is on tap at two Whole Foods locations in the city.​Last week, we asked for your help in building a local resource guide to kombucha, and SFoodie readers came through with the goods. A great addendum as provided by you: We mentioned that loc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Tasty Options for a Supercheap Pre-Symphony Dinner?

    Ed U./YelpIf you can spare the time, wander the few blocks to Pagolac.​Dinner is the hidden surcharge for symphony and opera tickets. When you've splurged on $50 seats, it seems wrong to heat up a can of Campbell's beforehand, but doubling that fee just to have an entree and a glass of wine at a n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Doggy Bag: Shitty Little Markets?

    goodpotatoes/FlickrCan't they all be Whole Foods?​Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Convenience sores: Noe Valley, SF files what it calls an ode to the scuffed-up corner market. But at best it's an ambivalent ode ― or maybe just a poor choice of acronyms. We'll let NVSF set the table: L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Fiorello's Caramel Balsamic Ice Cream Inspires A Certain Frantic Obsessiveness

    It's like that.​Maybe the rambling, effusive message we left on the San Rafael-based company's answering machine at 11 p.m. had a different effect than the one we intended. What else were we to do? We had questions to ask. A friend had brought over a stunningly good pint of caramel balsamic ic ... More >>

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    November 11, 2009
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    October 30, 2009

    Drewes Brothers Meats v. Whole Foods: Feh on Both Your Houses?

    oomni/FlickrHell-oo, anybody there?​According to recent blog hoopla, Drewes Brothers Meats in Noe Valley is floundering in the wake of a Whole Foods invasion, and the resulting commotion has swollen into a temporary Ground Zero for concerns about the health of local businesses. As reported at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Is Whole Foods Sucking the Air Out of a Noe Valley Butcher Shop?

    Steve Rhodes/FlickrChalk stencil on the pavement in front of Whole Foods on 24th Street.​If yesterday's SFist post about the financial woes of venerable Drewes Brothers Meats wasn't an attempt to yank our ham bone, it's clear that people -- particularly within the stroller-rich pastures of Noe ... More >>

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    August 5, 2009
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    July 29, 2009

    Ciao Bella's Gelato Mobile to Hand Out Frozen Freebies Tomorrow

    jillpyle85/Flickr No, the freebie you get won't be this big. Overlook the PR materials' überserious tone and rather brooding use of punctuation (Discover. Savor. Share.), and the reality is this: Ciao Bella is dishing out free swag tomorrow.  At a couple of Whole Foods markets in the ci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Hand Off That Funky Fry Oil at Various S.F. Drop Points

    Daniel Greene/FlickrYou could make someone's '83 Volvo very happy with this.​You can now repurpose used cooking oil in the greenest of ways, even if you haven't converted your own car to drive on biofuels. If you live in San Francisco, you can now get rid of that dodgy fry oil left from cookin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    Shop Whole Foods in S.F. Tomorrow and Give La Cocina a Boost

    Hedy MacferranThe Whole Foods promo should help La Cocina cook up deliciousness.A potentially tasty and fun special is running in the city tomorrow. Whole Foods markets are no strangers to the products cooked up at La Cocina -- see Peas of Mind, Kika's Treats, Clairesquares, and CMB Sweets jams. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2009

    Happy New Year! Want Some Paranoia With Your Arugula?

    By Peter Jamison It's an open secret that not much changes with the advent of a new year. Resolutions or no, most of us wake up on Jan. 1 with the same reluctance to exercise, 3 p.m. caffeine cravings, and freight of interpersonal neuroses that haunted us on Dec. 31. The same can be said of people' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2007

    Whole Foods: Dark Organic Lord Or Green Guiding Light?

    While I've had had my differences with Chronicle Notes And Errata columnist Mark Morford in the past, today -- in his trademark shrieking, hyperkinetic style -- Morford really nails the ambiguity many people feel about Whole Foods, that "glorious hellbeast grocerypalooza ... this otherwordly vibrati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2007
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    September 14, 2007

    Whole Foods Opens Potrero Hill "Lifestyle Store": Shopping Will Never Be The Same

    Although the term "lifestyle store" sounds a little creepy to us, we can't deny that we're excited to hang out at the enormous new Whole Foods store in Potrero Hill. True to form, the store -- the biggest Whole Foods in San Francisco -- features many upscale "lifestyle" elements that sound a little ... More >>

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    September 14, 2007
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