I'm going to be SF for a week starting this Thursday, staying in the Marina area. There is a Safeway very close by, that I haven't checked out yet, but that I suspect will be fine for my general cooking needs while I am there.
However, one night, I want to cook for my brothers' friends - seven or eight in all - on the 22nd, and would like to be able to put on a feast. I have no idea yet what I'm going to cook, but would love suggestions for good food shopping in the area, where I can browse and see what appeals to me, etc. I did see a small Italian market on Chestnut - Lucca? - but didn't have the chance to go in.
Another thought I had was to go to the Ferry Building, maybe on Saturday morning for the farmers' market, and to do much of my shopping there. (Haven't figured out how to get there by public transport, but would take a taxi back.)
So, I'd very much appreciate any suggestions you might on this subject.
P.S. I did do some searching, but didn't find much about food shopping in the area. If there are threads that are helpful, please let me know.