Many places in the Bay Area have specialties that are only made once a week or sell in limited quantities that run out fast. A rundown of some of the coveted items:
• Liberty Bakery’s challah, only offered on Fridays. “It usually sells out quickly, and it happens when I’m at work,” says BernalKC. “It’s not crunchy or artisanal (other than the braiding)” and is “on the less gummy end of the challah spectrum.”
• Liguria Bakery’s foccacia. Snap it up before noon because “once it’s gone for the day, it’s gone,” says DavidT.
• White Crane Spring Ranch’s The Mix, at the Saturday Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. “It looks like a spring mix, but it is all herbs and makes a wonderful salad,” says rworange. “The vendor keeps it in a cooler in the back and you just have to know it is there.” Go early to snag it.
• Neldam’s Bakery’s petits fours. “They only make and sell them on Thursdays, and they always run out,” says ace.
• Magnolia Pub’s fried chicken. It’s only made on Thursdays, so “get there early or you will be S.O.L.,” says Senor Popusa.
• Two Dog Farm’s tomatoes at the Civic Center farmers’ market. “Get there early and sharpen your elbows,” says david kaplan. They’re available “June-ish to October-ish.” Go before 10 a.m., adds artemis.
• Rosamunde Sausage Grill’s Tuesday cheeseburgers. “Be there by noon to be safe,” says scarmoza.
Liberty Bakery [Bernal Heights]
410 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco
Liguria Bakery [North Beach]
1700 Stockton Street, San Francisco
White Crane Spring Ranch [Embarcadero]
1 Ferry Building, San Francisco
Neldam’s Bakery [East Bay]
3401 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
Magnolia Pub & Brewery [Haight]
1398 Haight Street, San Francisco
Two Dog Farm [Civic Center]
1182 Market Street #415, San Francisco
No phone available; Heart of the City Market’s number is 415-558-9455
Rosamunde Sausage Grill [Haight]
545 Haight Street, San Francisco