For a taste of the top delicacies being made in the West, check out these amazing places--and add a special touch to your table
Sacramento | Taylor’s Market. A combo of old-fashioned service (your bags get carried out) with up-to-date sourcing. And its sauerkraut is out of this world: thick cut, crunchy, and with whole spices. Popular local brands: Wintun Ranch grass-fed beef; local legend Pasta Dave’s fresh noodles. 2900 Freeport Blvd.
San Francisco | Bi-Rite Market (pictured). The grandpappy of this type of store, and prototype for many out-of-state chains and new local stores. A whiz at ice cream—it sells its own brand here. Popular local brands: Chocolate made a block away at Dandelion Chocolate; produce from Bi-Rite’s own Sonoma farm; cheeses from Petaluma’s Andante Dairy. 3639 18th St.