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Help with "Vernors"

m00se1111 Oct 24, 2011 09:42 AM

I'll be visiting SF in a couple weeks ( 11/10-17 - the 11th is a milestone birthday), all of my resturants are planned out, but one thing that seems to be missing is my being able to enjoy some Vernors.

I've heard rumours of a place on Valencia called "Golden Eagle Market" that carries it. Can anyone confirm or deny or be able to point me in the right direction.

I figured the food aficandos on here could help me out and I greatly appreciate it.

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  1. Regan B RE: m00se1111 Oct 24, 2011 09:48 AM

    Try Bevmo. There's on on Van Ness and I know I've seen it there (albeit a few years ago.) I'm sure if you call in advance, they can get it in stock if they don't have it now.

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      m00se1111 RE: Regan B Oct 24, 2011 09:59 AM

      Thanks, actually I have a BevMo trip anyway for my name sake "Moose Drool " beer. Ill check it out.

      1301 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA

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        budnball RE: m00se1111 Oct 24, 2011 10:05 AM

        Are you talking about the Ginger Ale? It should be in any midsized grocery store.

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          Frosty Melon RE: budnball Oct 24, 2011 10:27 AM

          What is a midsized grocery store? I don't see it in SF on any kind of regular basis, and it would catch my eye as it's all I drink when I visit my parents' house in Michigan.

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            mdg RE: Frosty Melon Oct 24, 2011 10:39 AM

            It's at Andronico's in Los Altos, so perhaps it's at their San Francisco and Berkeley stores as well.


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              budnball RE: Frosty Melon Oct 26, 2011 10:42 AM

              I live in San jose and i can get it in my neighborhood liquor store, and the nearest Lucky's. Did not know it was such a hit or miss item.

        2. re: Regan B
          sugartoof RE: Regan B Oct 25, 2011 01:03 PM

          Bevmo still carries it.

          Cost Plus World Market carries it too.

        3. Robert Lauriston RE: m00se1111 Oct 24, 2011 11:00 AM

          Yelp has a bunch of Vernors spottings, including at Saigon Sandwich, of all places.

          Saigon Sandwich Shop
          560 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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            m00se1111 RE: Robert Lauriston Oct 24, 2011 12:27 PM

            Thanks Robert.

            I've seen yelp sightings at a place called Golden Eagle Market which is close to Blue Fig. In case I have no time to get to Blue Fig, I'm hoping for plans b, c and d.

            Blue Fig
            990 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

          2. wolfe RE: m00se1111 Oct 24, 2011 11:50 AM

            I have a can in the refrigerator but can't remember where I got it , probably Andronico's. As I noted on a previous thread it has never tasted as good as it did at the end of the factory tour.

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              lagoon_lisa RE: m00se1111 Oct 24, 2011 12:01 PM

              It's available at unexpected places.
              I buy it at United Markets in Marin.
              Also at Lucky in Larkspur, though they keep it in the back!
              I guess it has a cult following.

              United Market
              515 3rd St, San Rafael, CA 94901

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                mdg RE: lagoon_lisa Oct 24, 2011 12:44 PM

                It certainly has a cult following among the Detroit diaspora!


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                bigwheel042 RE: m00se1111 Oct 24, 2011 11:30 PM

                Are you going to be in Berkeley at all? Sam's Market on Telegraph has a ton of niche sodas in the fridge and I think I've seen it there.

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                  m00se1111 RE: bigwheel042 Oct 25, 2011 01:51 AM

                  I will be at some point in my visit. Thanks for that, I'll ty to check that out.

                2. hill food RE: m00se1111 Oct 25, 2011 02:01 AM

                  weird - that's twice in one day I heard/read a request for a Vernor's source (the other was on a MidWest board)

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                    chocolatetartguy RE: m00se1111 Oct 25, 2011 01:20 PM

                    Vernor's seems to be everywhere out here. I have seen it recently at Grocery Outlet and Andronico's.

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                      m00se1111 RE: chocolatetartguy Oct 26, 2011 07:05 AM

                      Thanks everybody. When I was in town in July I didn't see it around. Guess I didn't look close enough.

                      I need to go to BevMo to grab some MooseDrool and will snag the Vernors then.

                      1301 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA

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                        Robert Lauriston RE: m00se1111 Oct 26, 2011 09:20 AM

                        I think BevMo has only diet.

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                      m00se1111 RE: m00se1111 Dec 9, 2011 03:30 PM

                      Wow, my apologies for the extremely late follow up. Darned holidays and sicknesses.

                      Anyway, again my thanks to everyone for their assistance. For future reference, if anyone else is looking for regular and/or diet Vernors and are in the Castro region ( as I stay) I'm very happy to announce that its regularly available from the fine folks at Mollie Stone's on 18th Street.

                      It made me very happy to get my favourite soda from my favourite store!

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                        Frosty Melon RE: m00se1111 Dec 10, 2011 04:44 PM

                        Interesting. I looked at that location when this thread first appeared and did not see it.

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                        JojoSF RE: m00se1111 Dec 11, 2011 01:47 PM

                        I buy Vernor's in SF at the Marina Safeway on Marina Blvd across from Fort Mason and at Mollie Stone on California St at Fillmore St. It isn't hard to find now that Schweppes owns them. Each grocery store gets a fairly small allotment, so you could call before you go (although they don't seem to sell out and I haven't had a problem.) It often is hiding on the bottom shelf. The usual price is just under $5/six pack.

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