San Francisco: Farmer’s Market and Rainbow Grocery

Heart of the City Farmer’s Market 

I had a taste of “local life” at the farmer’s market on Sunday morning at United Nations Plaza in San Francisco.

Farmer's market berries

For $8 you can get 3 boxes of berries – strawberries, raspberries and white raspberries. As I had to meet a friend for brunch, I only bought one box of raspberries, they were so fresh and bursts in your mouth.

Farmer's Market Veggies

I could totally see myself coming here to pick up my groceries if I live here. A good variety of fresh veggies, which I believe are cheaper than in the supermarkets.

Farmer's Market nuts

I picked up some pistachios for my dad. The Habanero and Chili-Lime ones. Fiery!

Farmer's market kale

Many stalls sell Kale around here. Wish I could bring some back to Hong Kong as they look so fresh, guess I have to suffice with the Chinese ones in Asia.

Even though it’s not a massive market, I enjoyed checking out the fresh produce and just soaked in the hustle and bustle of the locals and friendly sellers. My loot? One box of raspberries, 2 peaches, 1 plum and a vegan samosa.

Heart of the City Farmer’s Market: Also open on Wed and Friday mornings too. @ United Nations Plaza above Civic Center Bart Station. 

Rainbow Grocery

Next up, I made my way to the Rainbow Grocery, a supermarket selling exclusively vegan/ vegetarian food. I was overwhelmed and was so tempted to grab a trolley full of veggie food and vegan ice cream!

rainbow grocery fresh

So here’s their fresh veggies section, it has a wide variety of mushrooms and an abundance of vegetables and fruits.

rainbow grocery

Whenever I go to a normal supermarket, I’ll be happy if they stock 3-4 items that I could eat. So you can imagine how ecstatic I was to know that I could shut my eyes and choose whatever I wanted from these refrigerated shelves! I could totally spend an hour or two exploring this place.

rainbow grocery entrance

This is the entrance to Rainbow Grocery. Definitely worth a trip if you plan to stock up on your vegetarian/ vegan supplies!

Address: 1745 Folsom St, San Francisco in the Mission District 

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