Hounds have never been thrilled with the Upper Haight, home of mediocre slice shops and a perennial line of tourists at Ben & Jerry’s, but the times they are a-changin’. The hippie stronghold boasts a Whole Foods, a refreshed Haight Street Market, and now, says grayelf, Buyer’s Best Friend, an artisan foods broker with a retail space on Haight at Cole.

The shop sells treats from many small Bay Area producers, including San Anselmo–based CC Made caramel and San Francisco’s Emmy’s Pickles and Jams.

“I like the idea that you can sample nearly everything on the floor,” grayelf says. hyperbowler stopped by during the Haight Street Fair and said it was good enough to merit a return visit.

Buyer’s Best Friend Wholesale & Mercantile [Upper Haight]
1740 Haight Street, San Francisco

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