Rainbow Grocery


by Jill

Rainbow Grocery is a behemoth of a health and specialty foods vegetarian grocery co-op that is sure to "wow" you even if you are a red meat loving, tofu hater. Rainbow carries all the standard healthy veggie fare as well as organic produce and "green" bath and beauty products. But Rainbow is more than just a local Whole Foods. You'll also find an amazing selection of bulk spices, many locally produced products such as Four Barrel coffee and TCHO chocolate, and an unrivaled wellness section jam packed with vitamins and remedies to prevent/cure what ails you. With plenty of goodies to fill your eco friendly recycled shopping bags, Rainbow is worth a visit.

Phone: (415) 863-0620

Stop Highlights

  • Rainbow is famous for its cheese selection and helpful purveyors who will gladly recommend the correct cheese to add to your meal or accompany your wine. Check out the Rainbow Cheesemongers' book for more expert advice.
  • BYOB(ottles) (or buy them there) for Rainbow's bulk beauty section to fulfill your shampoo/body wash/lotion needs.

Know Before You Go: Parking is available but limited so plan accordingly. Also Rainbow is closed on some non-traditional holidays such as Gay Pride (Sunday at the end of June) and International Workers' Day (May 1st) so call ahead when in doubt.