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Aug 4, 2010 12:47 PM

Some Ideas for Non-Perishable "San Francisco" style food gifts?

Just brainstorming here- to fill a "thank you" tote bag for a friend who is letting us stay in her house.

I'm sure this has been discussed before, however I couldn't find anything when I searched.

So far, I've been thinking:

- a local honey
- a good local wine
- some ollialaberry jam or something?
- Seas candies

any other ideas? I guess at this point I'll just go to the ferry building farmer's market and poke around.

Would love to hear some thoughts.

Thank you, Hounds. Cheers!

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  1. A bottle from Anchor Distilling or chocolates from XOX would be more strictly local than wine or See's.

    San Francisco County honey:

    XOX Truffles
    754 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      Those XOX truffles are awesome but don't hold up so well when they get warm, so if you're putting them in a kit, make sure it doesn't sit in a car or anyplace hot for too long.

    2. Rancho Gordo Beans - available from the Ferry Plaza.

      Rancho Gordo
      1924 Yajome St, Napa, CA 94559

      1. Definitely Rancho Gordo beans, and something from Recchuiti -- their burnt caramel sauce has been a hit for gifts, as has their chocolate sauce and some of the gift packs. June Taylor jam, local olive oil, and maybe some of the Rancho Gordo popcorn.

        Rancho Gordo
        1924 Yajome St, Napa, CA 94559

        1. Local honey is usually easy to find at the farmer's markets, and I'm sure you can find at the ferry building.

          Also at the ferry building is a great mushroom store. They sell little logs you can grow mushrooms from. Depending on your host, that may be a good or bad thing.

          You might want to get them macarons from Paulette's in Hayes Valley.
          And across the street (almost) is True Sake, a great store that selss wonderful imported sake.

          1. From the Ferry Building - Frog Hollow preserves/jam are quite tasty. Or June Taylor jams are also very good. She's in Berkeley but I notice her products around at various stores.