Interested in an underground market where you don't have to throw any elbows to taste and purchase local DIY treats? Look no further than New Taste Marketplace. This monthly gathering of rotating vendors offers access to some of S.F.'s best purveyors of small-batch artisan products — with a relaxed, friendly atmosphere to boot. Set beneath a mural depicting dozens of historical figures engaged in some sort of spiritual line dance, vendors sling delicacies including traditional Polish pierogis and headcheese tacos (note: headcheese isn't made of cheese). The market also serves as a community fundraiser: The sliding-scale entrance fee of zero to $10 benefits the Food Pantry, which gives fresh food to more than 600 families every week. Who knew you could stuff your face with delicious food while supporting your community? Eating local never felt so right.
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