Where To Shop

Shopping in San Francisco

Posted on December 20, 2013

San Francisco is full of great neighbourhoods and that makes for great shopping. Here are some of our favourite stores to shop in.

Zinc Details

Showcasing modern classics in furniture and home accessories, Zinc Details is a great design store on Fillmore Street. Launched 20 years ago, it still is one of the best design stores and a favourite for us to shop in.

1905 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, California 415.776.2100

Zinc Details

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Birch

We discovered Birch the last time we were in San Francisco and fell in love with this store. A beautiful floral shop that is visually breathtaking. From chocolates to music to flowers, we have no doubt you will have a hard time choosing what to buy. Enjoy!

564 Hayes Street, San Francisco, California 415.626.6860

Birch

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 Smitten Ice Cream

Yes, we had to include Smitten in our Where to Shop Blog because who can't shop while eating ice cream? Ice cream made to order using liquid nitrogen, need we say more? Their first store, located on Octavia Street, is a shipping container. It is a really cool experience to watch them make your ice cream. Also, their menu changes everyday, so it makes it easy to have an excuse to come back. The Salted Caramel gets 2 thumbs up!

432 Octavia Street, #1a, San Francisco, California 415.863.1518

Smitten Ice Cream

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Flora Grubb

As the picture says, yes that is her real name and she loves gardens. To call it a garden store really doesn't do Flora Grubb justice. They have a very extensive range of plants, gardening tools, planters, home accessories and even magazines. The outdoor space is a beautiful oasis and a great place to wander around or sit and relax. They have even integrated a coffee shop  as well. We recommend you set aside some time to take in Flora Grubb.

1634 Jerrold Avenue, San Francisco, California 415.626.7256

Flora Grubb

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Christopher Elbow Artisinal Chocolate

Delicious chocolate in a sleek, modern space. The store caught our eye from across the street. From bars, to truffles to their drinking chocolate, there is definitely a flavour for everyone. We took our time browsing through and brought home lots of treats to share. We can't wait to go back and see what is new.

401 Hayes Street, San Francisco, California 415.355.1105

Elbow Chocolates

Photo by: foodists.ca