Monday, January 09, 2012

Groceries: Fresh Bread, Cheese, and more!

Yesterday on his way back from Mission Dolores Park, cubes stopped at three of our favorite local shops: Bi-Rite Creamery, Bi-Rite Market, and Tartine Bakery.


Knowing he'd be so close to the creamery, I put in an order before he left for Mint Chip and Brown Sugar with Ginger Caramel Swirl ice cream. I wasn't expecting him to come home laden with more goodies. He picked up two of my favorite cheeses - Benning Goat Gouda and Ewephoria - plus a new cheese made from Buffalo's milk to try, as well as olives, guacamole, marinara sauce, and eggs from happy chickens.

The best surprise came from his stop at Tartine Bakery. At the end of the day, one does not hope to score fresh-from-the-oven bread; typically they've long run out. Luckily the person in line before cubes asked hopefully and everyone was rewarded when the baker responded we just made another batch. In the entire time we've lived in The Mission and waited patiently in line at Tartine, we've never scored fresh from the oven bread; our timing has always been off. Now fresh Tartine bread is my absolute favorite San Francisco bread (fresh from the oven or made just that morning); I love the crisp crunchy crust and the soft center. But bread that has just come out of their oven is sheer heaven. (It almost makes me want to start baking bread again just for that experience.)

The goodies did not stop there though. cubes also unwrapped Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies and Coconut Macaroons. Yum! (Full-size photos are on Flickr.)

What are your favorite local treats?

Bon Apetit!
Credits: All images taken by Eden Hensley Silverstein for The Road to the Good Life.