Chef Market Basket from Il Cane Rosso’s Lauren Kiino; photo via CUESA.
It’s suddenly getting even easier to stock your fridge (and belly) with quality food items from some local businesses and organizations. First up is Good Eggs, which allows you to order delicious items from local food producers, like Anda Piroshki and Eji’s Ethiopian on Bernal Hill (which I never have time to schlep out to get), or beautiful pastured eggs from Capay Valley Farms, seafood from Two X Sea, almonds from Yolo Farmstand, bread from Firebrand and Josey Baker Bread, and fresh-pressed juices from sōw. You will also make all kinds of new discoveries, like healing soups from Mama Tong or biscuits from Biscuit Bender. Yeah, it’s kind of like your dream grocery store. You can arrange for delivery throughout the Bay Area (only $3.99) or pickup from a variety of locations. Check it out.
A few weeks ago, I tried out a new offering from CUESA, the Chef Market Basket. Local chefs provide the recipes and CUESA and the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market provide the goods to create a DIY dinner kit. The tasty recipes are designed to be easy to follow; for March, the chefs are Robin Song of Hog & Rocks and Lauren Kiino of Il Cane Rosso (you can take your pick, or try both!). This month’s offerings are $19-23 for two or three servings. You can pick up your basket any Tuesday this month or have it delivered directly to your door via Good Eggs. Take a look here!
Lastly, check out the meat delivery options from Belcampo Meat Co. Remember, they’re the folks who are running their own ranch and processing plant, with a store in Larkspur. They’ve got a range of selections for you to order and have delivered to your door, from smoked bacon to duck confit to the “Full Rack”, which includes 28 pounds of Wagyu beef (yeah, that one will put you back a couple racks—which is $2,000 for you non-poker-playing types). For the full list of choices and to place your order, go here.