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Civic Center Farmers Market, Saigon Sandwich, Blue Bottle, Fiona's Sweetshoppe, SF report w/ pics

hhc | May 6, 200807:22 PM

I like the Civic Center Farmers Market. Prices are reasonable and it's not crowded. We were in the area on Sun 5/4/08 for the FREE Target Asian Art Museum Day which is the 1st Sun. of the month.

I didn't buy much because I was walking and didn't have a car.

What I saw:
nuts/dried fruit
Strawberries: $3 a basket or 3 pk for $8
White eggs $2.25 a doz/ or $3.5 a flat
giant cauliflower
applies $1.5 for Spilzenburg & Rome Beauty
broccoli $1.5/lb
eggplant $1/lb
fresh seafood
fresh cut flowers
Prepared foods: Alive! and Sukhis Indian

I got:
Eggman Family Wildflower 8 oz for $2.5 & Alfalfa 8 oz $2.5 in the plastic bear containers.
They also have comb honey, cream honey, & orange blossom honey

Close to Civic Center Bart
I decided to pick up a Vietnamese sandwich at Saigon Sandwich. It's only about 5 short block up from the Asian Art Museum.

There was a short line when we got there around 12 noon on Sun. I'm just so glad it's open!

$2.75 for a roast chicken banh mi. It's pretty good. Nice toasted bread, full of big chunks of chicken, & all the regular stuff. A bit too big for the mouth and chicken can be boring to eat. Next time I'll just get a pate sandwich ($2.75) which sounds so yummy to me.

My Snapple Antioxidant Water in Agave Melon 20 oz was $2
a small can of Flower brand Liver Pate from Canada 2.75 oz was $1.50

Sandwich, drink, can of pate was $6.25. CASH ONLY.

I'm not an expert on coffee though I drink it occasionally, I had to check out this Blue Bottle Coffee shop because of the 20K machine (which I just took pics of).

Since my friend is not a coffee drinker I just got a cappuccino $3, with tax it was $3.26. They make it with the pretty cap art which I like, though the drink is too strong for me. I had to dilute it with water.

Next time I'm getting the Kyoto Iced Coffee ($3.5). It takes 12 hrs to make it, but they have some pre-made the guy told me. I also need to drag my hubby here so I can get the Siphon coffee drink for I think $9+ a small pot good enough for 2 ppl.

Bathrooms are outside their coffee shop out this one door, need a key to open it. Separate men & women available. Women was clean when I used it.

Enter on Jessie St.

Mon-Fri 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Sat 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Sun 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

We hurried over to Fiona's Sweetshoppe after I drank my cap at Blue Bottle.

The shop is teeny-tiny. It barely fits 2 customers in the store. I had a list of candies I wanted and the lady was very friendly and even gave us a sample.

A 1/2 lb is almost $9 so stuff isn't cheap, but it's British candy..it's not supposed to be cheap.

I got:
Sherbet lemons

strawberry chocolate hard candy-individually wrapped, it's a hard sweet strawberry outside & inside is chocolate taste. I liked it! Recommended.

Maynards wine gums -It's a chewy candy in a roll for $1.79

Treacle toffee -pretty good, sweet & chewy. Recommended.

Rhubarb & custard hard candy -just ok


My assortment was $4.85 (about 17 small pcs) and since they have a minimum of $5 to use credit card I got the Maynards wine gum for $1.79 (pre-wrapped, not from the jar).

My total $6.64.

10-6 M-F
11-5 Sat
1-5 Sun


My pics:

Saigon Sandwich Shop
560 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Fiona's Sweetshoppe
214 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA

Blue Bottle Cafe
66 Mint St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Heart of the City Market
1182 Market St # 415, San Francisco, CA

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