Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Marketplace in Bernal Heights

Bernal Heights is happening, with the opening of The Marketplace at 331 Cortland an “indoor street food” marketplace earlier this year (I think). Cortland Avenue is sort of Main Street for Bernal Heights, it had been awhile since we explored Cortland Avenue until one of our neighbors turned us on to The Marketplace. The Marketplace consists of places to pick up organic local treats and it also houses a Cutlery;

• Della Terra Organics
• ICHI Lucky Cat Deli
• Wholesome Bakery
• Paulie’s Pickling
• El Porteño Empanadas
• Bernal Cutlery

Pickles from Paulie’s Pickling was the first thing I tried when our friends served them one evening, the next day or so we made it up the hill to check out this place that produced great pickles that she was raving about. Our first visit was one morning and not everything was open so we tried again when friends were visiting and that was the first time we tried empanadas from El Porteno The empanadas are the best I have had outside of Argentina; my favorites are the chicken and the mushroom. My husband like the jamon and our friends liked the sweet corn; I am sure that I would have liked all of them but I only tried the chicken and the mushrooms.

We have had the Pickles Corn and Tomatillo Salsa from Paulie’s Pickling and our friends tasted and purchased some really truly hot sauce, it was good but way too hot for me. The Marketplace in Bernal Heights is a place that should not be missed; next time we are taking knifes to be sharpened. That’s all for now it’s time to eat my empanadas – Cao!

1 comment:

Hungry Dog said...

I didn't know about this place, I will have to check it out. I love Bernal Heights, it's still old-school SF!