With weeks left in the extended shelter-in-place order and the coronavirus pandemic hammering San Francisco’s economy, residents may be looking for ways to support small businesses while also stocking up on the essentials that have been hard to find at bigger chains.
The Chronicle’s food reporters have been compiling an extensive, searchable list of stores across the Bay Area that are offering delivery or pickup in our grocery delivery database. We combed through the San Francisco entries and contacted other well-known markets to come up with this list of locally owned stores that have reported little or no shortages on key pantry items like flour, eggs, hand sanitizer and toilet paper.
Availability of items, store hours, special senior hours and options for delivery may fluctuate, so you may want to call ahead before placing your order or embarking on a shopping trip.
Balboa Produce Market
Plenty of canned offerings, rice and cereals, fresh vegetables, some meat and dairy, as well as napkins, paper towels, toilet paper and bags of flour are available at this Outer Richmond market.
8 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday-Monday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday. 3635 Balboa St., San Francisco. 415-424-2377
Best-known for its healthy menu offerings, smoothies, and coffee, Boavida also offers delivery through its website. In addition to snacks, coffee and pastries, they’re selling pantry items like housemade bread crumbs, paper towels, baking powder, soy milk, eggs, coconut milk, canned tuna, toilet paper and Emergen-C.
8 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 3560 Taraval St., San Francisco. 415-702-6262 or https://boavidasf.square.site/
This specialty grocer, which first opened in the city in 1940, has two market locations in San Francisco — in the Mission on 18th Street and in NoPa on Divisadero. Bi-Rite offers delivery via Instacart, and a wide variety of dairy, produce, and quarantine essentials like frozen pizza and pizza crusts.
9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 3639 18th St., San Francisco and 550 Divisadero St., San Francisco. 415-241-9760 and 415-551-7900 or https://biritemarket.com/
Dedicated hours for elderly and at-risk guests: 8 a.m.-9 a.m. Monday-Friday.
This Vietnamese restaurant with two Bay Area locations including one in Nob Hill is selling groceries like eggs, bleach, all purpose flour, hand soap and laundry detergent. Delivery details and information on ordering can be found on their website. According to their website, they shop three to four times per week at their distributors: “We buy bulk, pass on the savings and you avoid the Covid-19 Grocery Stores.”
Delivery and pickup orders can be placed online, 4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday; 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, and 4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday. 1653 Polk St, San Francisco. 415-292-6161or https://www.conamrestaurants.com
This Cole Valley market started out as a delivery service before opening as a grocery store and deli. They get their produce, meat, wine and dairy from local sources, and offer same-day delivery through their mobile app.
9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. 960 Cole St., San Francisco. 415-742-4207 or https://lukeslocal.com/
Dedicated hours for customers who are 60 and older: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Blue Fog Market
Blue Fog Market is known for its specialty items like Turkish salt and Spanish wine, as well as its breakfast burrito, but when shelter-in-place began in March this higher-end corner store started ordering extra amounts of household essentials, like milk, eggs, toilet paper and paper towels. Blue Fog owner Sue Golchehreh told The Chronicle that they just received a shipment of yeast from Amazon. “The yeast is going to be the best thing ever when the people see,” Golchehreh said.
7 a.m.-8 p.m., 2567 Gough St., San Francisco. 415-931-9331 or https://bluefogmarket.com/
Fulton Food Shop
This corner store on Fulton and Masonic has started selling hand sanitizer and masks, as well as paper towels, flushable wipes and toilet paper. Basic groceries, liquor, and snacks are also available.
8 a.m.-2 a.m., 1801 Fulton St., San Francisco. 415-933-6275
Haight Fillmore Whole Foods Co.
Not to be confused with Whole Foods, this Lower Haight grocery store rarely has a line, and is stocked with tortillas, produce, toilet paper, fresh flowers, and self-service flour.
8 a.m.-10 p.m., 501 Haight St., San Francisco. 415-552-6077
Mainland Market Co
Offering affordable produce and deli meats, and a wide variety of baking and specialty items. They carry tapioca, rice and all purpose flour, hand sanitizer and masks, and small bags of yeast.
7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., 5601 Geary Blvd., San Francisco. 415-221-1600
This Fillmore Street grocer sells organic produce, pantry items, and deli sandwiches and coffee to go. They’re also selling quarantine essentials such as toilet paper and flour.
7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., 2498 Fillmore St., San Francisco. 415-346-1700 or https://mayflowermarketfillmore.com/
This market in the Outer Sunset sells Korean, Japanese and Chinese specialty items. Their shelves are stocked with udon, somen and ramen noodles, rice, a variety of frozen items, and fresh produce.
8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., 2203 Irving St., San Francisco. 415-665-5598
Get more information in our grocery delivery tracker, which you can use to search by location and type of store.
Jenna Fowler is a San Francisco Chronicle data analyst and editor. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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