From modernist pottery to hot dogs and chicharrones, cakes and cookies to chocolate, visit these San Francisco shops for locally-made treats and products.
DINNERWARE | Heath Ceramics
Edith Heath began throwing the modernist-designed pottery in 1948, making cups, bowls and plates. In 2004, Robin Petravic and Catherine Bailey bought the business and have turned it into a must-have for restaurants. Stop by the showroom or the Ferry Building to buy plates, cups, glassware or food storage containers.
"We use Heath Ceramics at The Slanted Door, I like the more colorful, rustic look. The woman who founded it, Edith Heath, passed away and they sold the company to a couple. What is amazing about it is that she got this specific recipe for clay and the glazes are fired at a lower than normal temperature and they are very strong. It's that perfect balance for ceramics."
FED Pro > Chef Charles Phan of The Slanted Door
"It's a sturdy and attractive pottery made in Sausalito that we also use for our dinnerware at Floataway Café."
FED Pro > Chef Anne Quatrano of Star Provisions Group in Atlanta, CA
2900 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
T: 415.361.5552 | www.heathceramics.com
SWEETS | Dandelion Chocolate
Stop by this artisan bean-to-bar chocolate factory in The Mission to them roast, crack, sort, winnow, grind, conch, and temper small batches of beans and then mold and package each bar by hand. Or drop by the Ferry Building to buy their products.
"This is a great place for chocolates. It is refined without being pretentious."
FED Pro > Baker Matt Lewis of Baked in New York City
740 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 | T: 415.349.0942
Ferry Building Marketplace, One Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94111
CHICHARRONES | 4505 Meats
Ryan Farr, the chef, butcher, and master stomach behind the operation, comes from a background in fine dining. Take home a package of his crispy chicharrones.
"Dedicated to whole animal butchery and packed with incredibly talented butchers and chefs."
FED Pro > Butcher Amelia Posada of Lindy & Grundy
"You can get a killer hot dog and a chicken to roast for dinner later all at the same place."
FED Pros > Chefs Stuart Brioza & Nicole Krasinski of State Bird Provisions
"The hot dogs are made with great ingredients. They also have these chicharrones that are absolutely addictive and their pork rinds, which they sell as a retail item."
FED Pro > Chef Traci des Jardins of Jardiniere, Manzanita, Mijita, and Public House
1909 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 | T: 415.525.4239
Mission Community Market | 85 Bartlett Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 | Thu: 4pm - 8pm
CAKES & COOKIES | Miette Cakes
Miette (French for little crumb) started out as a small stand at the Berkeley farmers market. Now the bakery has grown include very successful retail locations, including a kiosk at the Ferry Building.
"They make amazing cakes and pastries."
FED Pro > Baker Matt Lewis of Baked
"How they present themselves is gorgeous. I appreciate the rustic because there is something fantastic about a well-executed dessert that is picture perfect. I get the cookies and the Old-fashioned. It is chocolate with white icing and a cherry on the top."
FED Pro > Renato Poliafito of Baked
Ferry Building Marketplace | One Ferry Building, Shop 10, San Francisco, CA 94111 | T: 415.837.0300
Hayes Valley | 449 Octavia Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 | T: 415.626.6221
Jack London Square | 85 Webster Street, Oakland, CA 94607 | T: 510.663.1300
Marin Country Mart | 2227 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur, CA 94939 | T: 415.464.1000
KNIVES | Town Cutler
After working in the top kitchens in San Francisco, chef Galen Garretson decided to become a purveyor of professional knives with a sharpening service. He carries well-known brands and their own signature line of handmade knives.
"Galen Garretson was a line cook and sous chef working in fine dining restaurants with a passion for sharpening knives and knife craft. He finally opened a store and he’s got all kinds of really amazing one-of-a-kind Japanese-style knives made in the USA that are really pretty incredible. He has great knowledge and he sharpens knives better than anyone I’ve come across, including those guys from Japantown that claim that they do it better than anybody else. He really loves what he does and by virtue of loving what he does, he's created something pretty special."
FED Pro > Bartender Scott Baird of Trick Dog
1005 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
T: 415.359.1519 | towncutler.com
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