If you live near Haight and Broderick, congratulations — you now have a grocery-shopping dilemma!
That’s because you’re equidistant between the Church Street Safeway and the new Whole Foods, which opened yesterday at Haight and Stanyan.
The store is scheduled to have its grand opening tomorrow, but unexpectedly opened two days early. According to SF Appeal, tomorrow’s festivities will likely include a speech by Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi and the spine-tingling cutting of a giant loaf of sourdough.
Of course, if you Haight’n'Broderickers can’t decide whether to make the .7-mile trek to Safeway or to Whole Foods, you can always wait about a year for the new Trader Joes to open in the Castro at Market and Noe. The distance? An entirely spooky .7 miles.
(Or you can just walk two blocks to Falletti’s.)
Update: Thanks to commenter “gus” for pointing out that the Trader Joe’s article in this post is outdated — here’s one from October which indicates that the Castro TJ’s may be doomed. Oh well — guess it’s Safeway vs. Whole Foods for now! And Falletti’s. And other markets. And the farmers markets. And soon Bi-Rite.