by Tre. W.
no where, Louisiana
February 28, 2007
I love this market! It is on the stretch of Noriega that has all the things a girl could ever need. Noriega Produce Market is the sister store to the natural food store on Haight. It has amazing fresh produce at good prices, with sales every day on a variety of items. The have bulk food (granola, chocolate covered raises, nuts etc.) at a good price but the selection is pretty small, it's a small store. As for their dry food (food in boxes and such) the selection is limited and the prices are a bit high. But you can always find a good bottle of wine to match whatever dinner you are making.There are so many things I love about this market.
1. Parking... that's right this is one of the few places in the city where parking doesn't make you want to give up your car for ever. There is plenty of parallel parking in the neighborhood and lots of slots right in front and on the other side of the street. This is a big bonus!
2. People... the staff at Noriega Market are always friendly. Unlike some other natural markets in the city, they are not totally snotty about what you are wearing and who you are. Go in a business suit or jeans and a t-shirt, lots of tattoos or lots of make-up and the staff will great you with a smile. There is no judgment about how "hippie" or "green" you are, which is a nice change of pace.
3. Location... right next to a Mexican restaurant, a café, a pub, a surf shop, and only a few blocks from the beach. This is the perfect place for a traveler or a local to escape the craziness of the city. Grab a bottle of wine, some fruit, bread and cheese and head to the beach for sunset (or fog-set as the case may be). The beach is normally windy but on a good day it is the perfect place for a romantic picnic. Or park on the street, watch the sunset and come back to the market to grab fixings for dinner.
From journal Everybody's Favorite City