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If San Francisco’s food scene is one of the most raved about in the world right now, it’s because all of the elements are there: bountiful local farms that grow everything, a premier wine region nearby, passionate chefs from around the world, and a thriving community of people to enjoy it all. And lucky for us out-of-towners, the Bay Area is pretty good about making some of its best delicacies available via the internet—go figure. Treat yourself to a gourmet slice of San Francisco with some of my favorite specialties and pantry staples below!
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Hog Island
Oysters
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Known for cultivating the highest quality oysters using sustainable practices, Hog Island is one of the premier oyster farms on the west coast. If you’re not in the Bay, you’ll have to wait for their holiday mail order program to indulge—but it’ll all be worth it when a fresh box arrives on your doorstep, ready to add some wow-factor to a festive cocktail night.

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Far Niente
Wines
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This historic Napa winery produces great Cabernet Sauvignons and Chardonnays, and is also known for their Cave Collection of gracefully aged vintages. Not only is this excellent wine, you might be pleased to know the vineyard uses sustainable, organic farming practices and the whole operation is solar powered—so you’ll be sipping on something good.

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Humphrey Slocombe Artisan
Ice Cream
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Know for unique AND irresistible flavors like “Secret Breakfast” (bourbon ice cream with corn flakes) and “Blue Bottle Vietnamese Coffee,” as well as a rotating roster of inventive specials like “Wine and Cheese,” Humphrey Slocombe is undoubtedly the most buzzed-about scoop in San Francisco right now. Grab a cone-full at their Ferry Building shop or Mission District location next time you’re in town. Until then, why not order a 6-pack and stock your freezer with something spectacular?

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Recchiuti
Confections
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Strolling through the Ferry Building, Recchuiti’s chocolates are beautiful enough to stop you in your tracks. These super luxe confections are made by hand in small batches with meticulously sourced ingredients, upholding the foodie standards the Bay Area is known for. Start with the brand’s acclaimed Black Box to try their most exquisite signature flavors—or go straight for the Platinum Collection for an even more decadent chocolate adventure.

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Boudin San Francisco
Sourdough
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This iconic sourdough has been handcrafted in the same way for 150 years, using the same mother dough. It hardly gets much better than that—even in France. Plus for those of us in the States, Boudin offers subscriptions and 2-day or overnight shipments of all their most coveted loaves. Time to up-level that avocado toast!

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Blue Bottle
Coffee
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Modern, gourmet coffee does not get any more chic than Blue Bottle. Born in San Francisco, the brand’s ultra-sleek stores have now cropped up in LA, New York, and Tokyo. Their commitment to the most ethically sourced, high-quality beans, roasted on vintage gear and delivered to customers ASAP for optimum freshness extends to their online orders, which roast and ship on the same day.

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Phil’s Fish Market
Cioppino
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First ladled out at Phil’s Fish Market in 1982, the recipe for this zesty seafood stew belonged to Phil’s Italian grandmother. Thanks in part to a win on the Food Network’s Throwdown with Bobby Flay, the Cioppino has since become a cult favorite, which thankfully you can order by the bucketful to devour at home with friends and family.

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Boccalone
Meats
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Created by two star San Francisco chefs, Boccalone is a line of artisan meats all made across the Bay in Oakland, as well as a fabulous counter for lunch in the Ferry Building! Order their amazing salumi and fresh sausage online for a special charcuterie platter. Or even sign up for a subscription—you never know when friends are coming over.

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Cowgirl
Creamery
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Founded in the early 90s by two women entrepreneur BFFs, Cowgirl Creamery is the Bay Area’s premiere brand for organic, fresh cheeses. If you won’t be able to stop by their Ferry Building shop anytime soon, you can order their award-winning Red Hawk, Fromage Blanc, and Mt. Tam cheeses directly from their website, or even opt to join the club and receive a hand-selected delivery every month.

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