Forkin' Frisco: Thanksgiving grocery shopping in the city

Forkin’ Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving means copious amounts of turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. And if you’re one of the brave souls preparing Thanksgiving dinner, it also means a copious amount of groceries. Fear not! The vendors on this list will be more than happy to help you assemble all the supplies needed for a spectacular feast.


Avedano’s Holly Park Market
235 Cortland Ave

Avedano’s offers a wide selection of everything from poultry to hard to find cured meats and salami. They select producers who are committed to raising organic and sustainable products.


Alemany Farmers Market
100 Alemany Blvd

If you love the quality and value (not to mention selection) of buying produce directly from the farmer but hate the crowds at the Ferry Building’s weekly market, take a trip off the beaten path to Alemany.


Chile Pies
314 Church St

Sick of pumpkin pie? How about a Mexican chocolate pecan pie instead? Or maybe a lemon butter pie instead? If you’re looking for non-traditional Thanksgiving flavors, Chile Pies is the place to go. And yes, they do also have pumpkin.


Rainbow Grocery
1745 Folsom St

Thanksgiving can be alienating if you don’t eat meat or animal products. So whether you’re a vegan or just cooking for one, head to Rainbow for all of your tofurkey needs.