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Caper Foods, Fillmore Street, SF

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Caper Foods, Fillmore Street, SF

jen maiser | May 5, 2004 07:37 PM

Caper Foods has opened in the spot on Fillmore where Sweet Inspiration used to be. One section of the store has prepared foods along the lines of Andrew and Company, or the prepared food section of Whole Foods - I saw seafood salad, ahi tuna prepared, macaroni and cheese, olives, mashed potatoes, I think a beef dish. There is also a section of ingredients / high-end olive oils / fresh pasta, etc. There is fresh bread and flowers (I didn't recognize the bread company, and have since forgotten it).

On a flyer I picked up, it seems that they are planning on having recipes where you can pick up everything from the store ... ie., (from the flyer) Filet of Beef with Gorgonzola Sauce. From the store you can pick up all the ingredients prepped, along with instructions, and then you can "legitimately take credit for creating a spectacular dinner with minimal effort and time".

I didn't taste anything, so this is mostly an informational review. My first impression is that there is nothing about the store that makes me want to return - and that may be because it is designed for people who aren't used to cooking or don't particularly enjoy cooking. There is nothing that makes it unique from the many other places we have to buy food.

Nothing that I saw specialized in local ingredients or showing off anything about the bay area (personal pet peeve). And if I really am going to go buy food for dinner and I can't go to a supermarket, I would be much more inclined to buy good pasta and cheese from Vivande next door.

Caper Foods
2123 Fillmore (b/w Sacramento and California)
San Francisco
415.292.7800

Link: http://www.caperfoods.com

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