Bi-Rite: More than Alright

Located in the Mission District in San Francisco is a food market, a creamery and bakeshop, a catering company, operators of organic farms, and a community education center that make up the Bi-Rite family of businesses. Their mission is to create community through food.

I’ve been visiting Bi-rite creamery for a while and especially love the salted caramel ice cream. I remember taking my niece for the first time and she ordered her favorite flavor, mint chocolate chip. She was shocked that her ice cream was not green. It was also the best mint chocolate chip ice cream she ever had.

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We had an educational program in San Francisco on Friday and we hired Bi-Rite to do the catering. Beginning with the bowl of organic apples as the centerpieces and the local coffee from Ritual Coffee Roasters (also in the Mission), I knew I was going to be pleased.

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We had a great variety of food for breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack. I won’t go through the details, but their website has their full menu. Some of the highlights I enjoyed were the lunch sides lentil and spicy roasted yams with crumbled chèvre and arugula and the farfalle pasta salad with roasted brussels sprouts.

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Desserts came from the bakeshop where we had an assortment of cookies, brownies, and bars. The cookie I ate was amazing.

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Our afternoon snack included a beautiful platter of artisan cheeses that came with marcona almonds and dried apricots.

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Food plays an important part of any type of program or conference. Ours was a success.

If you live in the City, you should shop Bi-Rite. If I lived in the City, I know I would because they are definitely doing something Rite!

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