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Mar 21, 2010 08:33 AM

Fishmonger or butcher in Mission Bay/SOMA?

Does anyone know if there are any fishmonger or butcher shops in Mission Bay/SOMA? I'm looking for fresh, sustainable, organic meat and fish! After seeing Food, Inc. I want to avoid buying non-organic and non-humane meats.

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  1. Are the purveyors inside the Ferry Building close enough to you?

    1. Is there such a thing at Costco? The only other place that comes to mind that's close is Whole Foods.

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      1. re: Mari

        I don't recommend buying meat from the WF on Harrison and 4th. I've had multiple problems with freshness, especially on sale items from the butcher case. Stick to seafood there, or get meat at the Potrero branch. You might have better luck with the new Safeway by CalTrain.

        If you're further south, the Good Life Grocery on 20th in Potrero Hill carries Atkins lamb, Fulton Valley Farms chickens, etc.

        Or there's Trader Joe's.

        Good Life Grocery
        1524 20th St, San Francisco, CA

      2. @ the Ferry Building: Golden Gate Meat Co, Prather Ranch Meat Company, San Francisco Fish Company

        @ Mission Bay: Whole Foods on Rhode Island (they're a little pricey, but the seafood dept always looks good)

        @ Bernal Heights: Avedano's

        235 Cortland Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110

        Golden Gate Meat
        Ferry Slip, San Francisco, CA 94111

        Prather Ranch
        1 Ferry Bldg # 32, San Francisco, CA

        San Francisco Fish Company
        1 Ferry Building # 31, San Francisco, CA 94111-4230

        1. Mission Market Fish & Poultry is a great place for fish. They do not exclusively stock local/sustainable, but they are very conscientious about labelling and extremely knowledgable about their stock and their souces.

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          1. re: BernalKC

            Thanks! I'm going to check out Mission Market Fish & Poultry and Good Life. For some reason, I totally forgot about the shops at Ferry Bldg. I tend to avoid it because of the crowd and expense.

            1. re: BernalKC

              Have you had any problems with freshness of the fish at Mission Market Fish & Poultry? I have been using Sun Fat for fish, because everything there is so fresh (and inexpensive), but they have so few sustainable choices that I need to look elsewhere.

              1. re: farmersdaughter

                No, not really. I think they do a good job of keeping their stock fresh. But I always survey the items to look for the freshest goods. They always have a good selection.

            2. I miss that place - Nikko's? - near moshi moshi off 3rd. Roll up garage door, wholesale oriented but friendly enough to the public, good prices, and long gone. Sigh.

              Nikkos Cafe
              408 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94062

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              1. re: bbulkow

                Nikko Fish Market was excellent and all the things you mention, including long gone. I really liked that place. There was another Nikko Fish Market in the Sunset later but I could never figure out if it was related.