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Corner stores like Ted’s Market are great places to turn when the line to get into Whole Foods stretches down the block
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10 San Francisco Corner Stores to Turn to for Pantry Staples, Produce, and More

When the line at the grocery store is too long, SF’s corner stores are here to keep your kitchen stocked

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Corner stores like Ted’s Market are great places to turn when the line to get into Whole Foods stretches down the block
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Somehow, despite the pervasive message of the need for social distancing, jam-packed grocery stores abound in San Francisco — and those that closely monitor their customer count inside often boast long lines on the sidewalk ... a conundrum for people who want to minimize their time around others. That’s where corner stores come in: while many a neighborhood spot is best used as a place to grab a six-pack and some Doritos, others remain well-stocked with canned food, frozen meals, dairy, eggs, and cheese. This map isn’t a comprehensive account of every corner store in the city, as that list would take all day to read, but this map of 10 reliable San Francisco corner stores is a good place to start thinking about where to find groceries when the wait to get into Whole Foods reaches Studio 54 proportions.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Clancey's Market

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3960 Irving St
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 681-9569

This Outer Sunset corner store stocks eggs, cheese, milk, and yogurt; a limited amount of fresh produce; and a surprisingly broad selection of breakfast cereals.

2. Roxie Market & Deli

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500 Kirkham St
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 731-0982
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Located up a steep Inner Sunset hill, Roxie is off the beaten track just enough to remain delightfully stocked with standard staples, lunch meat, and a wide variety of imported Irish and British snacks.

3. 6001 California Market

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6001 California St
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 221-7600

Frozen foods abound at the Outer Richmond’s 6001 California Market, as do a delightful selection of pickles, peppers, and olives. Their cheese selection is higher-end than many, with offerings from Marin Cheese Company and Spring Hill Jersey Cheese.

4. 26th & Guerrero Market

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1400 Guerrero St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 282-6274
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It looks like a corner store from the outside, but inside this Mission District market there’s organic produce, rows of yogurt (even goat, from Redwood Hill Farm), and multiple brands of local honey.

5. Park Presidio Liquors

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4400 California St
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 387-6553

This Inner Richmond corner store had cans of soup during Eater SF’s last visit, an item that’s nearly impossible to find at large grocery stores. They also carry fresh bread, coffee beans, and have a nice wine selection.

6. Ted’s Market

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1530 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 552-0309
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Since 1967, Ted’s has been serving sandwiches and selling groceries to SoMa denizens, and these days it’s a great spot to find fresh produce and meats. They recently launched online ordering and GrubHub delivery for its grab-and-go items.

7. Upper Terrace Market

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4499 17th St
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 252-0326

“If we don’t have it,” Upper Terrace Market owner Sam Awwad tells Eater SF, “we’ll order it for you.” Expect eggs, bread, and pastries, and an impressive selection of Champagne — and, not that you can eat them, but the array of flowers here is quite nice.

8. Eezy Freezy

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25 W Portal Ave
San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 566-6000
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There’s an eye toward gluten-free foods at this West Portal market, as well as locally laid eggs, treats from the UK, and Mt. Tamalpais Harvest’s creamed lemon honey, which has the power to elevate the baggiest cup of tea into something special.

9. Mayflower Market

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2498 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 346-1700
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At Fillmore Street’s highest peak one can find Mayflower Market, which has a solid selection of fresh produce, meats, and deli foods. Its website promises online ordering but the system was down at publication time, so call 415-346-1700 if you’d prefer to arrange your shopping in advance.

10. New Russian Hill Market

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1198 Pacific Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 776-1753
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New Russian Hill Market’s got a cheese section with standard hits like cheddar and jack, as well as less-known soft cheeses stinky enough to make you throw a shelter-in-place window wide open. There’s also a decent enough produce section, eggs, half-and-half, and coffee beans.

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1. Clancey's Market

3960 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122

This Outer Sunset corner store stocks eggs, cheese, milk, and yogurt; a limited amount of fresh produce; and a surprisingly broad selection of breakfast cereals.

3960 Irving St
San Francisco, CA 94122

2. Roxie Market & Deli

500 Kirkham St, San Francisco, CA 94122

Located up a steep Inner Sunset hill, Roxie is off the beaten track just enough to remain delightfully stocked with standard staples, lunch meat, and a wide variety of imported Irish and British snacks.

500 Kirkham St
San Francisco, CA 94122

3. 6001 California Market

6001 California St, San Francisco, CA 94121

Frozen foods abound at the Outer Richmond’s 6001 California Market, as do a delightful selection of pickles, peppers, and olives. Their cheese selection is higher-end than many, with offerings from Marin Cheese Company and Spring Hill Jersey Cheese.

6001 California St
San Francisco, CA 94121

4. 26th & Guerrero Market

1400 Guerrero St, San Francisco, CA 94110

It looks like a corner store from the outside, but inside this Mission District market there’s organic produce, rows of yogurt (even goat, from Redwood Hill Farm), and multiple brands of local honey.

1400 Guerrero St
San Francisco, CA 94110

5. Park Presidio Liquors

4400 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118

This Inner Richmond corner store had cans of soup during Eater SF’s last visit, an item that’s nearly impossible to find at large grocery stores. They also carry fresh bread, coffee beans, and have a nice wine selection.

4400 California St
San Francisco, CA 94118

6. Ted’s Market

1530 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Since 1967, Ted’s has been serving sandwiches and selling groceries to SoMa denizens, and these days it’s a great spot to find fresh produce and meats. They recently launched online ordering and GrubHub delivery for its grab-and-go items.

1530 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103

7. Upper Terrace Market

4499 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94114

“If we don’t have it,” Upper Terrace Market owner Sam Awwad tells Eater SF, “we’ll order it for you.” Expect eggs, bread, and pastries, and an impressive selection of Champagne — and, not that you can eat them, but the array of flowers here is quite nice.

4499 17th St
San Francisco, CA 94114

8. Eezy Freezy

25 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA 94127

There’s an eye toward gluten-free foods at this West Portal market, as well as locally laid eggs, treats from the UK, and Mt. Tamalpais Harvest’s creamed lemon honey, which has the power to elevate the baggiest cup of tea into something special.

25 W Portal Ave
San Francisco, CA 94127

9. Mayflower Market

2498 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115

At Fillmore Street’s highest peak one can find Mayflower Market, which has a solid selection of fresh produce, meats, and deli foods. Its website promises online ordering but the system was down at publication time, so call 415-346-1700 if you’d prefer to arrange your shopping in advance.

2498 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115

10. New Russian Hill Market

1198 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

New Russian Hill Market’s got a cheese section with standard hits like cheddar and jack, as well as less-known soft cheeses stinky enough to make you throw a shelter-in-place window wide open. There’s also a decent enough produce section, eggs, half-and-half, and coffee beans.

1198 Pacific Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133

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