According to the most recent issue of Food & Wine magazine, San Francisco is the 2nd best destination for food in the world. The entire world! From the haute cuisine cult of Gary Danko to lesser known- but equally delicious – mom’n'pop shops like Yamo in the Mission, its true that we live in taste bud heaven. But recently this food culture has spawned a new generation at at-home chefs who are cooking, baking, creating, and selling their goods without any formal training or certification. Inspired by the flavor-driven, farmer’s market-laden, creative whimsy that defines the spirit of San Francisco, these rouge chefs are changing the landscape of the city’s food culture.
Enter: the SF Underground Market, a monthly event hosted by Forage SF that brings together hundreds of these home grown vendors for a day filled with eating, tasting, experimenting, drinking, noshing and nibbling to one’s heart’s content! From seasoned marshmallows to maple glazed bacon to savory cupcakes to rosewater encrusted nuts to sweet bean tacos- The Underground Market is a mecca anyone looking an innovative flavor fix. Recently featured in Frommer’s Budget Travel Magazine for her underground food photography, Orange’s own Andria Lo has done a delicious job of capturing the essence of the event in all of its gourmand glory.
The next Underground Market is on May 21st. Check out Forage SF for more details on how to attend and/or become a vendor!
This is the first installment of our new Orange Eats series where we explore the up-and-coming, underground, and undeniably delicious food scene in San Francisco.