The bone broth craze that's sweeping the nation is now reaching a boiling point (or more accurately, a simmer) here in San Francisco. Launched into the mainstream by enthusiasts of the paleo diet, the broth is rumored to do everything from improve skin and hair to lengthen one's lifespan. Here's a roundup of the places to procure some of this magical elixir in the Bay Area.Read More
The Bone Broth Heatmap: 6 Places to Find Liquid Gold in the Bay Area
Slurp down some of this nutritious liquid any time of the day.
1. Belcampo Meat Co.
Bay Area-based sustainable butcher-restaurant Belcampo Meat Co. is selling their version of "liquid gold" at their SF and Palo Alto locations (as well as in downtown L.A. and Santa Barbara). They're offering to-go cups of broth, made from pork, beef, and lamb bones and pork skin, for $5 per 12-ounce cup. They're even planning to offer a "bone broth hot toddy" in the near future, as they launch a low-alcohol beverage program.
2. Clove & Hoof Restaurant
Clove and Hoof sells frozen quarts of bone broth in a variety of animal flavors, including duck, beef, pork and chicken. The recently opened Temescal butcher shop is focused on whole animal butchery, with animals from local farms. For $10 a pop, their broth is a steal. Or just forget the whole thing and snag a fried chicken sandwich with fish sauce caramel.
3. Good Eggs
Good Eggs is delivering bone broth from Mama Tong's Soups straight to your front door. The broth comes from Marin Sun Farms beef bones that have been simmered for 48 hours with apple cider vinegar, then fortified with some organic vegetables in the last hours of cooking. This version is lightly seasoned with salt, so it may taste better than some of the more "pure" versions of the medicinal broth.
4. Proposition Chicken
The latest proposition at Prop Chicken is a $4 to-go cup of chicken bone broth, made with apple cider vinegar and clocking in at 10 ounces. Add-ons like chile oil and nori are free, and they'll be rolling out beef and vegetarian versions in short order.
5. The Local Butcher Shop
The Local Butcher makes their super-broth with beef and pork bones. The unroasted bones are simmered in water and a splash of apple cider vinegar for 48 hours, then strained and chilled. The lean, mean resulting liquid is available hot for $7/cup or frozen for $17/quart.
6. The Market
The Market truly does cater to every food trend (and pretty much every food in general). It even offers frozen bone broth at the most economical price point thus far, at $8/quart. Their version is made with beef, chicken and pork bones and apple cider vinegar. Also feel free to pick up some organic kale chips while you're there.
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