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Nov 16, 2008 12:39 PM

Morrow's Nut House near Union Square in San Francisco

This tiny shop on Geary Street next to Neiman-Marcus sells Spanish peanuts, bigger peanuts with skins, walnuts, cashew butts, whole cashews, macadamia nuts, mixed nuts, many other nuts, chocolated nuts, dried fruit, and other snacks. The last Morrow's shop on the West Coast, it is rumored to be closing at the end of the year. The woman who waited on me, a garrulous sort, appears to be well acquainted with fellow tenants in the building, including a skilled tailor who works in an old tuxedo shop upstairs. She fries the nuts herself, and the cashew butts I bought were quite warm, a bit greasy, and delicious.

Morrow's Nut House
111 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 362-7969

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  1. There was an article about Morrow's Nut House in the SF Chronicle about a month ago. Yes, it will be closing.


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    1. re: DavidT

      Drat, we waited too long -- Morrow's was on our short list both last week and in April and we didn't make it. Sorry to see what sounded like a real classic and the last of it's line go, especially without getting to check it out.

      1. Morrow's closing is confirmed by a sign in the window, according to today's Tablehopper Newsletter. Another institution, albeit part of a chain, gone!

        1. As much as I see it as an institution here passing, I can't say I bought anything for the last couple years. It seemed like the nuts got more dirty and occasionally rancid over the last fifteen years and I would rather buy them at Trader Joe's.

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          1. re: realspear

            It's a shame this place is closing. I remember going with my uncle and family when visiting SF as a kid. I was totally fascinated by the place, a place that only sold nuts.

            I have to agree however, the quality went south long ago. Perhaps it was always a little "off" but I recall stopping by in the mid-90s and thinking to myself, this is gross and the prices are crazy. If the nuts were really good or spectacular, the price wouldn't have been a huge issue but it just didn't seem like a good idea.