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Rainbow Grocery Cooperative
Type: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Food / Gourmet Stores, Markets, Perfume, Cosmetics
If you want an authentic, truly quirky and memorable California shopping experience, head to locally beloved Rainbow Grocery in San Francisco's Mission District. Since California produces more fruit... Read More
If you want an authentic, truly quirky and memorable California shopping experience, head to locally beloved Rainbow Grocery in San Francisco's Mission District. Since California produces more fruit and vegetables than any other state in the US, eating some healthy, organic, locally grown produce should be part of everyone's California trip. We don't expect you to fill your suitcase with produce, though especially since the transport of fruits and vegetables between certain states is illegal. Rainbow Grocery offers plenty of other authentic California mementos, too, including an extensive bath and body collection, an impressive library of cookbooks and healthy lifestyle manuals, plus candles and incense to make that romantic San Francisco night feel, and smell, just right. All of this is run by a set of staff that are part-owners since Rainbow Grocery has long been a worker-owned cooperative.
- Christmas Shopping: "Rainbow practically invented the concept of bulk items, so bring your reusable containers and stock up on nuts, grains and comfort snacks of all kinds."
- Best for Christmas Shopping Because: If you give friends and family a holiday gift from Rainbow Grocery, you're giving them a piece of San Francisco history.