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Gourmet Market Recommendation Needed - South SF Bay

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frankenlerxst Dec 13, 2006 07:20 PM

Can a fellow hound please help me with a market recommendation in the south SF bay area (specifically Burlingame, San Mateo, Millbrae, Hillsborough areas). I need to stock up on pork chops, steaks, great wines, pate, assorted cheeses, great produce, etc. before heading to Yosemite for a week of cooking and fun with friends. Many thanks for your help.

  1. Robert Lauriston Dec 13, 2006 07:22 PM

    Draeger's
    Oakville Grocery and the other shops nearby

    http://www.draegers.com
    http://www.oakvillegrocery.com/stores...

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      rednails Dec 13, 2006 08:19 PM

      Definitely Draegers. They have the best quality and selection for sure. Huge assortment of imported items, their wine selection is excellent. My go-to place for anything chowish.

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        chipman Dec 14, 2006 02:10 AM

        Although Draegers is great and beautiful, I have to recommend Lunardi's in burling game for their meat and produce which is superior I feel to Draegers, at least for the money. Cheese and wine I guess I would give the nod to Draegers.

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          peppatty Dec 14, 2006 05:30 AM

          I have to agree with Lunardi's. They have great produce, great prices and pretty good meat. I think their beef is choice graded. I only buy the "natural" branded pork chops at Lunardi's. I like Whole Foods, San Mateo for their cheese selection since you get samples from the people behind the cheese counter.

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            orezscu Dec 14, 2006 06:12 AM

            Draeger's is your best bet on upscale variety, but Whole Foods San Mateo bats a strong second, and they'll be more affordable all-around.

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              bettyaston Dec 22, 2006 03:54 AM

              Try Roberts Market in Woodside or Draegers in San Mateo, Menlo Park or Los Altos. Piazzas is also very good. They have stores in Palo Alto and San Mateo.

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