They’re the ones who know your favorite bread or give you the best wedge of cheese. They call you by your first name and give a little piece of candy for little Jimmy.
They’re the neighborhood grocer right around the corner.
Sometimes I get a bit nostalgic and I think about a simpler time, and sadly I’m old enough to remember those days. And while I didn’t grow up in San Francisco, I still find the corner market a quaint reminder of a time when grocery shopping was indeed local.
San Francisco has some of the most interesting neighborhoods, and several of them still have interesting corner markets. Unfortunately, there are fewer and fewer each year. Over the last few weeks, I captured some of them for this photo essay.
Here are a few of the markets I featured. Do you shop at any of them?
And here’s the full slideshow. If you live near a corner market, support them and shop local. They’re the heart of a neighborhood.
As always, check out my Exhibits page for more of my food image slideshows.
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