While at the Grand Lake Farmer's market, there was a vendor called Octoberfeast. Big selection of Eastern European breads. Pretty good too. Some wheat free varieties.
When I asked if they had a shop, the woman said they were opening up in SF in about a week on Union Street at Steiner.
It's on 2284 Union, next to Roses. Not an easy place to spot. It's under the tanning salon. The number on their business card has a 510 area code though - 510-207-2320.
The web site is not up yet, but it will be
Could it be .... real pumpkernickel ... and maybe, just maybe, a true light rye? I'm tearing up.
The samples they had ran along the line of those solid black loaves you see in the market but are always stale. However this stuff was nice and fresh. They had a crusty dark rye. Don't know if there will be other goodies as well.
Unfortunately, it seems the wrong neighborhood for this type of place. Hope they are good and hope they make a go of it. There's just a poster at the spot currently. Seemed like quality products to me. Anyone else sampled them at the farmer's market. They've been there the past three weeks.