Rainbow Grocery is a co-op that anyone can shop in, and does. Since Rainbow is a co-op, it’s always best to double-check their holiday schedule. They do not observe all of the government holidays and do observe some non-government holidays.
I think this store is one of the best grocery stores around. You may find yourself being pushed around by some crunchy, stinky, sometimes even self-righteous shoppers, but it is all worth it. They have a bulk selection consisting of teas, herbs, nuts, grains, cereals, and a tremendous assortment of dried mushrooms. It is spectacular! I am also a huge fan of their produce dept. Their vegetables are all organic, sustainable, in season and much of it is local.
If you are a cheese fanatic, like myself, you absolutely must check out their cheese section. They have cow, sheep, goat, raw milk, artisan and a small dairy selection to die for. Don’t be shy in asking one of the knowledgeable workers to help you in your decision-making process, they’re always happy to do so. It is here where I often get side tracked, can you blame me?
Above all Rainbow Grocery is my favorite place to buy and try gluten-free products. They treat gluten-free items the same way they treat any other item. Shop the store the way you would shop any store. You will find your gluten-free cereal on the cereal isle, the gluten-free cookies with the other cookies and so on and so forth. The selection of manufacturers is amazing. I certainly had no idea how many gluten-free soy sauce brands there are.
I highly recommend stopping in and browsing their isles. The gluten-free options are far superior to any of the markets around. Not only do they have the items I have pictured above, they also have baking flour, baking mixes, bread mixes, tapioca starch and any other item one needs for baking gluten-free. Truly, this is a great resource for anyone living with any sort of allergy.
1745 Folsom Street @ 13th Street
San Francisco CA, 94103
Tel: (415) 863-0620
Fax: (415) 863-8955
Toll free: (877) 720-2667