- Location: San Francisco, CA
[Welcome, Nancy, from San Francisco, who is trying out for the writer position at The Kitchen. Her first post is a store review. Are you in SF's Castro? Kudos to the first reader who can send us a photo of Golden Produce!]
Unlike some neighborhood grocers, where you pay a premium for chain-avoidance, the family-owned Golden Produce offers a selection of seasonal fruits and veggies—the majority of them organic, many of them obscure—at very reasonable prices. It’s the poor woman’s alternative to SF’s hoity-toity Ferry Building farmer’s market.
In addition to the produce, which encouragingly changes daily depending on what’s fresh, the store stocks a variety of vegetarian and natural foods, complete with bulk grains and an olive bar.