Bi-Rite Market is the centerpiece of San Francisco's gourmet zone on 18th Street, an area straddling the Mission and Castro neighborhoods dubbed "The Gastro." Bi-Rite is a market devoted to pastured meats and organic produce. It's a popular spot to pick up sandwiches and drinks for an afternoon in nearby Dolores Park, or for finding food and wine from some of Northern California's top producers.
Now the Bi-Rite folks have opened a second market, in the rapidly gentrifying Divisadero corridor in SF's Western Addition neighborhood. The early word on Chowhound suggests it's well worth a visit. The new Bi-Rite is larger than the cramped original, with expanded meat, cheese, and deli sections. And unlike 18th Street, where scoops of Bi-Rite's popular ice cream are available across the street at Bi-Rite Creamery, the Divisadero store has an in-house scoop shop with a walk-up window on the street.
The quality of products and service is high, and the prices are too. Still, Chowhound flavorenhancer says marinated meats like chile, lime, and cilantro chicken thighs are a good deal (they're delicious, too).
Bi-Rite Divisadero [Western Addition]
550 Divisadero Street, San Francisco
Photo from Bi-Rite Market / Facebook