Looking for SF consumable souvenir recommendations, especially avocados
February 20, 2014 9:48 AM Subscribe
I'm in San Francisco and would like to bring back some avocados and/or Bay Area edibles to New England next week. What should I look for, and where?
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Going back east next week and I want to bring some consumable souvenirs. People have specifically asked for avocados and I am also interested in other food options.
It's not too hard to beat New England in February on produce, but these would be for gifts so I'd like to get some particularly nice ones. I'm sure I could order online somewhere but I'm also going for the personalized element of picking them up and delivering them in person.
So - where in SF or the East Bay should I shop for souvenir-quality avocados? Should I get the Haas kind or look for something more obscure?
Best case scenario is, like, an avocado specialty store with surprisingly great prices.
But if it turns out that I should just to go Whole Foods or whatever, that's good to know, too. (I don't really eat avocados, so I'm pretty clueless about this.)
Also interested in recommendations for local consumable specialties - I have been enjoying various artisanal cookies as well as candy made by Annabelle's in Hayward, neither of which I saw much/at all back on the east coast. If there's something really evocative of the area - particularly it it's not nationally distributed - I'd love to hear about it.
Thank you very much!