Other Avenues

3930 Judah Street
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 661-7475

Open 9am-9pm.
CLOSED MLK, Jr Day and May 1st.



Department: Produce / Posted on November 11, 2014

QuinceCertified organic Quince

A quintessential autumnal offering – the quince.

What to do with a quince?

Eat it raw, and you’ll quickly be very sorry. Quince are high in tannins, so taking a bite of raw quince means an unpleasant shock with a dry mouth.

But cook the quince, and you’ll have delicious, fragrant quince, similar to poached pears.

LA Times food editor Russ Parsons has adapted Deborah Madison’s recipe here for candied quince from her book, Seasonal Fruit Desserts.

Easy to create and a joy to eat. Now that’s quince!

Handmade Raw Milk Cheese

Department: Cheese / Posted on September 18, 2014

Rose Bud from Gypsy Rose Cheese Company

photo from Gypsy Rose Cheese Company

Gypsy Rose Raw Milk Goat Cheese

Other Avenues is proud to offer Gypsy Cheese Company Cheeses!

The story behind the cheese is kind of a dream story: Jon & Lauren Bowne founded Gypsy Cheese Co. in 2013, after working as attorneys in SF. They dreamed big enough to quick their day jobs and pursue cheesemaking in rural Valley Ford.

The Bownes craft their cheese by hand in small batches, using the best local milk.

gypsy rose cheeseWe admit it. We’re in love with Gypsy Rose & the smaller Rosebud cheese rounds:

The rind is a delicate orange/pink hue – all from a whey-brine during the aging process. The texture of the cheese is soft & yielding.

Best Semi-Soft Goat Cheese at the 2014 California State Fair!

Enter the Camel.

Department: Dairy & Frozen / Posted on September 17, 2014

Desert Farms Camel MilkDesert Farms Camel Milk

Now selling pasteurized, hormone-free, pasture-raised, California…camel milk!

It’s tasty & luscious! We also feel really good after drinking this, maybe due to the high levels of the amino acid GABA in camel milk.

And it’s also high in calcium & vitamin B1. (Further interesting science & research found here, through the Desert Farms website.)

Did you know that there are 18,000 cows per 1 camel in the U.S.?

Don’t let the high price of camel milk deter you. Splurge a little and give it a try!



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Drought and our food


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2014 pics of Lake Oroville, CA.

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OA’s stance against Eden Foods


Our Grocery Dept. has issued a statement regarding its decision to stop carrying Eden Foods, in lieu of recent events.


(Read here for our mission statement & buying guidelines.)



Sugar BirdOA Film


What does it mean to share a successful, 40-year old grocery cooperative with 22 co-owners in the Outer Sunset district of San Francisco?


Find out a little bit here »


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Other Avenues is OpenWorker-coops worldwide support non-hierarchal decision-making, fair labor practices, & economic equity.

In the Bay Area alone, there are dozens of Worker-owned cooperatives offering an array of services, including retail, bicycle repair, graphics design, web-hosting, and tech support.

By supporting your local cooperatives, you are supporting democratically-owned and operated businesses who act, in the words of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, as “a reminder to the international community that it is possible to pursue both economic viability and social responsibility. “