Lately, consumers have been concerned about rising food prices, and with good reason. However, it's not hopeless; good bargains are to be found! We've been paying attention to what things are costing and we've made a list of where to find some good deals in San Francisco.
Please feel free to add to this list.
Prices seen at the Alemany Farmer's Market last week:
1 dozen organic brown eggs: $2.50
1 large bunch (.55 lb) fresh mint: $1
1 large bunch (.40/lb) fresh shiso: 75¢
Pomellos: 50¢ each
Quail eggs: 90¢ each or 6 for $5
Cilantro: 50¢ bunch (.55 lb)
6 pieces fresh lemongrass: 50¢
Sweet potatoes: $1/lb
Snap peas: $1.50/lb
White button mushrooms: $3/lb
Celery root: $1 each
1 head red leaf lettuce organic: $2
1 cardoon: $1
2 large Japanese eggplant: $1
2 bunches jumbo asparagus: $5
Elsewhere: Cherries are 79¢/lb at the Asian markets on Clement Street. Seafood at Sun Fat Seafood, Chinatown and Manila Market continues to be a steal. For good prices on meat and chicken, check out the butcher shops on Mission Street between 20th and 24th Streets, and on 24th Street between Folsom and Bryant.
Price Check: Coping With Rising Food Costs
In the News: Food Prices to Keep Rising
More Grocery Gloom and Doom: Organic Sticker Shock in the New York Times
(Image: Kathryn Hill)