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Bi-Rite Divis: Ready for Bay to Breakers on May 18th!

Bay to Breakers 2013 - Andrew Dalton

Outside Bi-Rite Divisadero at Bay to Breakers 2013. Photo by Andrew Dalton.

Bay to Breakers is coming up on Sunday, May 18th and the event route runs right past our Divisadero Street Market. To enhance the celebration, we’re opening a full hour earlier than usual at 8am, and will be ready with everything you need to stay happy and hydrated. Bay to Breakers isn’t just the oldest consecutively-run annual footrace in the world, it’s also one of the biggest, craziest, and most fun days on the San Francisco summer calendar!

Bi-Rite Market on Divisadero is the newer of our two Market locations, having flung open its doors to the Western Addition just a few months before last year’s Bay to Breakers. We had a great time and we’re looking to having even more fun our second time around.

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Sandwiches! We’ll have ‘em ready to go for you as the race goes by.

We’ll be highlighting all of the snacks, sandwiches, beer and water that you’ll need to enjoy the day. Even our Bi-Rite Creamery Scoop Shop will be serving up ice cream! Whether you’re running the race or cheering from the sidelines, make sure to get up extra early and come by Divis. The day can be crazy, but we’ll be there for you, an hour early and with everything you need ready to go, to make it chilled out, fun and cool. See you on the 18th!


Touchdown! Superbowl Noms!

Superbowl XLVIII is on Sunday! With all of the 49ers fans on our staff, we at Bi-Rite are still licking our wounds from the playoff loss to Seattle. But the game must go on and we want you to enjoy it, even if only for the company, good food, and the commercials. You bring your friends, the couch and the television. We got you covered for noms and beer.

Don’t miss these awesome shareable party foods from our pre-pack case:

  • 7-Layer Dip – $13.99
  • Organic Black Bean Chipotle Dip – $4.99/8oz
  • Spicy Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese Dip – $9.99
  • Willie’s Chili Con Carne – $9.99/32oz


In honor of the Denver Broncos, we recommend washing this great food down with the excellent IPA from Avery Brewing of Colorado. You can get six-packs of this hoppy, acidic ale from our cooler, right before you stop by the deli counter for sandwiches, or to try great meals prepared by our kitchen. These offerings include:


  • Fried Chicken, $10.99/lbSuperbowlGrub2a
  • Sweet and Sour Chicken Wings, $9.99/lb
  • Poached Wild Shrimp with Spicy Cocktail Sauce, $24.99/lb
  • Heritage Pork Ribs with House-Made Chipotle BBQ Sauce, $14.99/lb
  • Deviled Eggs with Pimento, Celery and Caviar, $2.00 each
  • Macaroni and Cheese, $12.99/lb
  • Potato Skins, $3.99 each
  • Pasta Salad, $9.99/lb
  • Chili, $5.99/pint

To fill your snack bowl, stop by one of our in-store displays to get some Primavera Tortilla Chips and local favorite Papalote Salsa.

bothFor dessert, Bi-Rite Creamery has created two brand new Superbowl SundAES. Seahawks fans will want to grab the “Every Day I’m Russelling,” featuring Coffee Toffee and Salted Caramel ice creams, fudge, roasted almonds, and whipped cream. For Broncos fans, we ask “What Is the Manning of This?” with seasonal Orange Cardamom and Earl Grey ice creams, caramel sauce, house-made graham cracker crumble, and whipped cream. We assure you these aren’t any given sundaes, but tasting is believing, so come load up before kickoff.


Bi-Rite Divis is Open!

b-man with divisadero lineThought I’d never say this….but we’re open on Divisadero Street! Please come visit us 9 am – 9 pm today and every day. Store location, hours and parking info (yes, we do have one hour parking for our guests!) is here.


Salty Ginger Sundae, Divis contest winner!

We’ve spent about three years working towards this moment, so today is all about celebrating the long, winding path that brought us here. And what better way to do so than by treating ourselves to the newest additions to our Divis menu: the winners of our Divis Sandwich and Sundae contest!

The Giuseppe: Fra’ Mani salami and mortadella, provolone, lettuce, red onion, tomato, dijon mustard, pepperoncini, and lemon aioli on an Acme Rustic Baguette (congrats to Joseph Slattery!)


Opening is so sweet!

The Salty Ginger: Ginger ice cream, ginger snaps, sea salt, chocolate fudge, and whipped cream (congrats to Zoe Byl!)

Now that the construction is complete, it’s time to start the important work of building relationships with our guests. Our 60 Divis staff members are eager to meet and feed you. Plus, a bunch of our passionate food makers are joining us to give out tastes of their cheese, jams and more: check out the Divis events on our calendar here.

See you soon! And now more than ever, please let us know how we can better serve you.

P.S. You’ve gotta check out this video of neighborhood pup Trotter on his first visit to the store!





It’s Time: Bi-Rite Divis Opens March 13th!

birite-divis-logoRefrigerators delivered: check

Divis Sandwich and Sundae contest  entries in: check

60 new staff members hired: check (almost)!

Guess this leaves only one thing…Opening March 13th!

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Pre-opening Divis staff meeting

We can’t even wait to open our doors at 550 Divisadero (at Hayes). Just like our 18th Street Market, Divis will be open every day from 9am-9pm and will be a one-stop shop for farm direct produce, a full-service butcher counter, deli with prepared foods from our on-site kitchen, natural wine & spirits, fresh bread, local dairy… and of course important doodads like toilet paper and deodorant.

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It’s time!

What took us so long? We renovated and retrofitted the interior of the building –which was one of the original Safeways—while taking care to preserve the art deco façade. And we’re upping the ante from our 18th St. Market: Divis has an old world style cut-to-order cheese counter and an ice cream scoop shop right inside (yes, Sam’s sundae with chocolate ice cream, Maldon sea salt, bergamot olive oil and whipped cream will be here)!

We hope you’re ready to give us feedback on what dishes and items you love and what we can do better, so we can evolve together. We’ve got a 30 year lease, so we’re planning to be around for a while and we look forward to feeding the neighborhood for years.

Big thanks to our new neighbors for weathering the construction. And thanks to everyone who has already made us feel welcome—from the other Divisadero Merchants to school and church leaders from the Western Addition, Haight, Fillmore, and Hayes Valley neighborhoods that so richly intersect here!facade feb



The Mill: Warming up Divis for Us!


Josey was workin hard (or hardly workin?) when I visited on Saturday

Sure we’ve been talking about our new Market on Divisadero a lot lately…but the favorite Divisadero-related topic in our staff break room might actually be the one a couple blocks up the street from us: the opening of The Mill! The Mill is a bakery and café collaboration between Jeremy of Four Barrel Coffee and Josey Baker, a bread baking, bicycle delivering, Vermont-repping guy who’s now operating San Francisco’s only flour mill in the space.

I’m proud to say our grocery team was hip to the goodness of Josey’s bread early on–they brought his loafs on to our shelves two years ago, and since he’s garnered quite a following.

Faun, our deli manager at Divis, might win the prize for biggest Mill fan so far. Get a load of all of the different toasts and brews she’s tasted so far:


Love how open the space is–we’re able to watch Josey bake every loaf!

“During the first week of the Mill being open, I’d already been there four times.  On Wednesday, I had a macchiato and some thickly cut Josey Baker whole wheat bread toasted and slathered with almond butter and honey.  It was perfect after my workout in Golden Gate Park. Saturday, we bought a partial loaf to have with eggs and bacon at home for breakfast. We toasted it and spooned my friend Laura’s homemade blackberry jam. Monday, I introduced a friend visiting from out of town – where else can you order toast with cinnamon sugar and butter with expertly made coffee?  And today I went back to pick up some more Four Barrel beans to grind and brew at home. Living around the corner, in Lower Haight, it’s a nice addition to the neighborhood.”

For the full scoop on the Mill and all the deliciousness contained within it, check out this Bold Italic article. We’re just thankful to have such a killer place for toast and coffee to fuel us once we open on March 13th!

DIY: Contest for Bi-Rite Divisadero Special Sandwich & Sundae!

sandwich sundae contest

We’re opening our doors at 550 Divisadero in mid-March, and we’d love your help with the menu. So put on your chef’s hat and ponder this:

If Bi-Rite Divis were a sandwich, what would it look like? What would it taste like?

What about if it were an ice cream sundae? Would it be gooey? Salty? Spicy?

We’re asking you, our talented and vocal creative community, to help us create a special sandwich and sundae that will only be available at Bi-Rite Divis. We’re looking for a new frontier in deli and Creamery tastiness. No idea is too crazy, far flung or niche… think big, think small, think about what makes the Western Addition neighborhood tick!

Just make sure it’s finger lickin’ good.

Email us to submit your idea (each sundae or sandwich idea must include a menu name as well as the ingredients/components) for either a sandwich or sundae (or both!) by Friday, February 22, and we promise to salivate over every last entry until we select the winners. In addition to bragging rights, the two winners will receive a free festival pass ($95 value) to our first ever San Francisco Food & Farm Film Festival at the Roxie Theater, including the opening night bash at Four Barrel coffee. And of course, the free sandwich or sundae of their creation on opening day :-)

So what do YOU want to be eating in March??


Our Spring Menu is Here

Our chefs have outdone themselves this time– their new dishes featuring spring peas, asparagus, green garlic, lamb and more are a breath of fresh air!

Printable Menu (pdf)

Seasonal Sandwiches

Fromage Blanc with Grilled Asparagus, Roasted Mushrooms and Lemon-Herb Pesto on an Acme Baguette $7.99

Mediterranean Sandwich with Housemade Hummus, Shaved Red Onions, Cucumber, Avocado, Pickled Pepper and Lemon-Parsley Tahini Sauce on Lavash (vegan) $6.99

From our Deli

Moroccan Carrot, Snap Pea and Radish Salad with Charmoula Vinaigrette

Penne Primavera with Asparagus, English Peas, Green Garlic Confit and Mint $7.99/lb

Beef Tamale with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa $3.99/each

Freekeh Salad with Grilled Artichokes, Caramelized Spring Onions, Pea Shoots & Black Olive Vinaigrette $8.99/lb

Grilled Asparagus with Shaved Manchego and Marcona Almonds $10.99/lb

Roasted Cauliflower Agrodolce with Currants, Fried Shallots & Anchovy Vinaigrette $7.99/lb

Mexican Black Bean Salad with Chilatas, Queso Fresco, and Cilantro Vinaigrette $6.99/lb

Moroccan Carrot, Snap Pea and Radish Salad with Charmoula Vinaigrette $7.99/lb

Penne Primavera with Asparagus, English Peas, Green Garlic Confit and Mint

From our Self Service Case

Fava Bean Soup with Pecorino Cheese $4.99/pint or $9.99/quart

Braised Cumin Lamb Shoulder with Harissa Rice $11.99/each

Braised Chicken Thighs in Salsa Roja with Mexican Rice $9.99/each

Chicken Enchiladas Verdes with Rancho Gordo Beans $9.99/each

Green Garlic and Asparagus Risotto $7.99/each

Fava Bean & English Pea Dip $7.99/8oz

Farro Salad with Artichokes, Asparagus and English Peas $7.99/12oz

Printable Menu (pdf)


Fall Menu 2011

Seasonal Sandwich Special

Roasted Yam, Goat Cheese, Pickled Onions and Cilantro Pesto on an Acme Rustic Baguette $7.99

From our Deli Case

Rancho Gordo Heirloom Bean Salad with Winter Squash, Roasted Fennel and Coriander Vinaigrette $8.99 /lb

Pasta Salad with Shaved Brussels Sprouts, Pistachios and Preserved Meyer Lemon $7.99 /lb

Farro, Grilled Chicories and Roasted Pear Salad with Sherry Vinaigrette $8.99 /lb

Red Beet Salad with Horseradish Vinaigrette and Grilled Balsamic Onions $7.99 /lb

Apple and Radicchio Salad with Point Reyes Blue Cheese & Pecans $8.99 /lb

Roasted Cauliflower with Currants, Fried Capers and Garlic $8.99 /lb

French Lentil and Celery Root Salad with House Made Pancetta and Grain Mustard Vinaigrette $8.99/ lb

Maple Glazed Delicata Squash and Shaved Fennel with Pomegranate and Spiced Pumpkin Seeds $8.99 /lb

From our Self-Service Case

French Lentil Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash and Truffle Oil $8.99 each

Curried Potato and Celery Salad $5.99 each

Roasted Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts with Caper Lemon Vinaigrette $8.99 each

Arugula and Chicory Salad with Fall Citrus, Ricotta Salata Cheese and Sherry Vinaigrette $5.99 each

Spinach Salad with Persimmon, Pomegranate Seeds, Pt. Reyes Blue Cheese, Candied Walnuts & Balsamic Vinaigrette $6.99 each


My 4 Step Plan for a Perfect SPOT Bagel

One of my favorite things for breakfast, ever since I can remember, is a bagel with cream cheese and lox. Talk about comfort food! So when we started carrying SPOT Bagels, I had to put them to the test…

SPOT Bagel is located just south of San Francisco in Burlingame. Their variety of flavors is amazing: in addition to traditional flavors like onion, garlic, poppy and plain, there are some more exotic flavors, such as Date & Green Walnut and the “Frida” (with jalapenos and pumpkin seeds), which I instantly gravitated towards. With a namesake like that, you’re destined for greatness!

And a great gastronomic experience it was. Toasted just right, it was both crunchy and soft with just enough jalapenos for flavor without being overwhelming. My cheese of choice: Andante Dairy’s fresh chevre, so bright and creamy. The lox: our own smoked salmon, wild, sustainable, sweet and so good. Topped with thinly sliced red onion, et voila! What a treat!

Vanessa's SPOT sign/masterpiece (with our housemade schmear coming soon!)

Come to the deli and we’ll prepare the Spot Bagel of your choosing, just the way you like it. Here’s how:

Step 1: Pick your bagel (located across from the deli)

Step 2: Decide if you want it toasted

Step 3: Take a number and place your order from the following options:

Add butter or cream cheese for $2.50

Add our house made smoked salmon schmear for $5.99 (coming soon!)

Add cream cheese and hand sliced house smoked salmon $7.99
Step 4: Savor the moment!


Late Summer Menu 2011

Most of the dishes on our (later) summer menu incorporate produce from our own Sonoma farms: the eggplants on the Shawarma sandwich and Eggplant Parmigiana entree…the cukes in Willie’s Heirloom Tomato Salad…the potatoes that we’re roasting with green beans, padron peppers and heritage bacon….I could go on! Enjoy the fruits of our harvest.

Seasonal Sandwich Specials

Roast Beef with Fried Onions, Horseradish Aioli and Arugula on an Acme Deli Roll $ 8.99

Vietnamese Banh Mi with Lemongrass-Ginger Marinated Hodo Soy Tofu, Spicy Aioli, Pickled Carrots and Cilantro on an Acme Baguette (vegetarian) $ 8.99

Grilled Eggplant ‘Shawarma’ with Tomato, Cucumber, Harissa and Tahini
On an Acme Sesame Seed Bun (vegan) $ 7.99

Click here for our full list of sandwiches available today!

From our Deli Case

Sergio’s Summer Heirloom Tomato and Cucumber Gazpacho
with local Extra Virgin Olive Oil $5.99 / pint

Willie’s Heirloom Tomato Salad with Garbanzo Beans and Cucumbers $ 8.99 / lb

Bi-Rite Farm Potato and Green Bean Salad
with Padron Peppers and Heritage Bacon $ 7.99 / lb

Farro, Grilled Chicories, and Roasted Pear Salad with Sherry Vinaigrette$ 8.99 / lb

Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad
with Mariquita Farms Romanesco Broccoli, Blistered Cherry Tomatoes and Toasted Garlic $ 7.99 / lb

Red Beet Salad with Horseradish Vinaigrette and Grilled Balsamic Onions $7.99 / lb

Eggplant Parmigiana with Heirloom Tomato Marinara, Fresh Mozzarella & Parmigiano Reggiano $ 8.99 / lb

From our Self-Service Case

Lebanese Lentil Salad with Grilled Halloumi Cheese, Armenian Cucumbers and Harissa Vinaigrette $6.99 / each

Gold Beet and Radish Slaw with Herb-Shallot Vinaigrette $5.99 / each

Summer Corn and Heirloom Tomato Salad $5.99 / each

Fusilli Pasta with Bi-Rite Farm Vegetable Ratatouille $7.99 / each

Grilled Salmon with Herbed Farro and Corn-Tomato Salsa $10.99 / each

Rancho Gordo Baked Beans with House-Smoked Ham Hocks $5.99 / each