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Raph

Easter Treats! Artisan-Made Chocolates & Baked Goods

Easter is this weekend, and we’ve got a ton of basket-worthy treats to help you celebrate!

PaintedEggsChocolat Moderne is a producer whose incredible chocolates I always bring in for holidays. Their flair for the decorative and decadent in both their product and packaging make them ideal candidates for an Easter basket centerpiece. This year we are stocking Chocolat Moderne’s Hand-Painted Purple Rose Swirl Egg, a sea-salted caramel with Halen Mon Sea Salt from the pure ocean currents of the Welsh Coast. We also have their Hand-Painted Yellow Rose Swirl Egg, a dark chocolate ganache from 72% Venezualan Cacao, and the 3-Pack of Hand-Painted Rose Swirl Eggs, which includes one each of the purple and yellow rose swirl eggs, as well as a pink egg with creamy dark chocolate ganache with raspberries. They are so beautiful they almost resemble fine painted china.

Frans1For chocolate bunnies, your first stop in our chocolate aisle is Fran’s Chocolates. Fran’s Dark Chocolate Bunny, an exceptionally smooth dark chocolate that balances subtly toasty notes with dark berry fruitiness, creates a luscious, long-lasting experience that closes on a note of bright citrus. It’s made with 38% cacao from single origin Venezuelan milk chocolate and is creamy and chocolaty with quiet notes of honey and caramel. And Fran’s also makes Easter eggs! Their Filled Easter Eggs are a decadent foil-wrapped collection of two peanut butter eggs, one hazelnut crunch egg and one caramel egg.

OliveBunnyPoco Dolce is a phenomenal San Francisco-based chocolate company whose confections we stock year-round. They are also getting in on the rabbit game for Easter with their amazingly smooth, hand-made Peanut Butter Rabbit, blending organic peanut butter with bittersweet chocolate and a touch of sea salt, and their beautiful, hand-crafted Olive Oil Bunny, made with California olive oil and a bittersweet chocolate that is velvety, rich and has a decadent texture you’ll remember long after Easter and spring have both passed by.

Rounding out our selection of Easter eggs are two other favorite chocolate producers of ours, world-renowned Vosges Chocolate and Bay Area legend Michael Recchiuti. We have Vosge’s The Goose’s Golden Eggs and their organic Wink of the Rabbit Caramel Eggs; Vosge’s deep, rich milk chocolate touched with soft caramel. From Recchiuti we’ll have the Egg Hunt Box, wherein Recchiuti’s egg-hunt designs adorn eight pieces of his signature Burnt Caramel Truffles. Each confection is a blend of Recchiuti’s dark, smokey caramel with 70% dark chocolate ganache-enrobed in semisweet chocolate.

flowers2HotCrossBunsFor bakery treat options, try the Colomba di Pasqua from Starter Bakery. This traditional Italian Easter Cake is the springtime counterpart of the popular Christmas dessert panettone. Starter Bakery’s version is a sweet bread coated with marzipan and studded with candied orange peel, almonds and pearl sugar. It’s hearty, filling and delectable – an Easter treat to be shared. And from the Bi-Rite Creamery, we will have our beautiful and delicious take on the traditional Easter treat of Hot Cross Buns. Ours are made with a rich, buttery yeasted dough, crossed on top and finished with warm spices and raisins. Bi-Rite Creamery’s Hot Cross Buns will be available Saturday and Sunday, April 19-20 ONLY, so don’t miss these iconic holiday buns!

Don’t forget we also have a full Easter Menu available, and we’ll be selling incredible local, organic, and sustainably-grown flowers and bouquets in front of Bi-Rite Market on 18th Street on Saturday and Sunday!

Happy Easter!


Jason Rose

Enjoy our Easter Menu!

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Our array of special Easter offerings from the Bi-Rite Kitchens, Bi-Rite Creamery, and our Butcher Departments will be available at both of our Market locations from Saturday, April 12th to Tuesday, April 22nd. We’re here to help you select the perfect ham, spring lamb, and seasonal side dishes to make your celebrations complete.

Our Floral Team will be out in front of our 18th Street Market from 9am to 9pm on Saturday, April 19th and from 9am to 5pm on Sunday, April 20th to meet all of your custom flower needs for Easter Sunday.

From Our Kitchen

Local Asparagus with Sieved Egg, Capers, Fines Herbs & Dijon  $12.99/lb

Citrus-Roasted Rainbow Carrots with Sumac, Pistachio, Apricot, Radicchio, Mizuna & Honey  $10.99/lb

Spring Frittata with Pasture-Raised Farm Egg, Asparagus, Ricotta,
Bi-Rite Farms Spring Onion, Tarragon & Lemon 
$6.99/slice

Grilled Coho Salmon with Lemony Spring Pea Hummus &
Shaved Bi-Rite Farms d’Avignon Radish 
$10.99/each

Fennel & Garlic-Crusted Slow-Roasted Grass-Fed Lamb with Raisin, Meyer Lemon
& Horseradish Salsa Verde  
$24.99/lb

Red Wine-Braised 5-Dot Ranch Brisket  $19.99/lb

From Our Butcher

Locally-Produced Small-Batch Artisan Hams from Llano Seco
Llano Seco honors historic traditions in the production of their products, leading to deep, richly-flavored meats. Their hams are made from humanely-raised pork on a historic California Rancho; hogs and are fed GMO-free, vegetarian grains and legumes.
All animals are confinement-free for 100% of their lives, and are never fed antibiotics or growth hormones.
Bone-In ½ Hams (5-6 lbs. each) $7.99 / lb  ▪  Petite Hams (2-3 lbs. each) $11.99 / lb

 Niman Ranch Spiral Cut ½ Hams (7-8 lbs. each) $7.49 / lb

Pasture-Raised Grass Fed Spring Lamb from Anderson Ranch:

Bone-In Leg of Lamb  $11.99 / lb ▪  Boneless Leg of Lamb  $13.99 / lb

House-Smoked Wild Alaskan Salmon, sliced to order  $34.99 / lb

House-Smoked McFarland Springs Trout Fillets  $23.99 / lb

From Bi-Rite Creamery

Chocolate Salted Caramel Cake   $30.00

Lemon Sour Cream Pie    $12.99/small  $24.99 large

Hot Cross Buns (4-pack)*   $6.99
*Available Saturday and Sunday, April 19-20 only

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Anne and Kris

Brand New Bakery Treats from Bi-Rite Creamery!

Heading to the Bi-Rite Creamery or our Scoop Shop on Divisadero for our world-famous ice cream is always a treat. But you can also find a flurry of our baked options on the shelves at Bi-Rite Market, including a whole menu of brand new seasonal offerings. Everything is prepared by hand in house by our talented team of pastry chefs, and delivered fresh from our Creamery and Bakery on 18th Street.

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Midnight Cupcakes

Our cupcakes offer an ideal balance between full, fluffy cake and rich, luscious frosting. Try the new Midnight Cupcake with Coffee Buttercream. They’re dark and intense, and dusted with espresso powder. The new Banana Cupcake with Honey Cinnamon Buttercream is a lighter option with strains of honey and cinnamon. The Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcake takes our most popular ice cream flavor and reimagines it in cupcake form.

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TCHO Brownie

 

Our TCHO Brownie with Cream Cheese Swirl is a treat for the eyes as well as the palate and is made using chocolate from our good friends at local TCHO Chocolate. We started using their chocolate exclusively in our ice creams and baked goods last year, and just love working with them. The tops of these brownies resemble cut marble, and the interplay between the cheese and chocolate flavors is absolutely decadent.

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Boston Cream Pie

We’re also well-known for our pies and we’ve got two fantastic new ones, featuring our take on beloved classics: Boston Cream Pie and Coconut Cream Pie. Our Boston Cream Pie is an exercise in complimentary flavors and textures, with bittersweet chocolate on top, and organic tapioca and vanilla highlighted by touches of apple and citrus in the center. The Coconut Cream Pie is rich and sweet, with subtle coconut accented by cinnamon and lemon.

 

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And we’ve got new cookies! Mexican Wedding with Pecans, Toffee Chip, Classic Oatmeal Raisin, Apricot Brown Butter, Coconut Macaroons and Salted Lavender. Our cookies are festive and designed with complicated flavor profiles to celebrate the seasons. Try them with a pint of ice cream!

 


Raph

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

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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.

 


Anne and Kris

Beautiful, Festive, Scrumptious holiday offerings from Bi-Rite Creamery

The ice cream from Bi-Rite Creamery is regularly cited as being among the best in San Francisco–an honor that we value tremendously. All of our ice cream is handmade in small batches with organic dairy from Straus Family Creamery, and we’re always working to come up with unique, fun, interesting flavors – some of them available year round, some just as seasonal specialties.

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Toffee Bark and Peppermint Bark

In the latter camp are two ice cream flavors that are favorites among both our guests and our staff: Eggnog and Candy Cane. Our Eggnog Ice Cream is super rich and creamy with a strong kick of brandy and nutmeg (this flavor contains alcohol). Our Candy Cane Ice Cream, eagerly anticipated all year, has a vanilla and peppermint base with chunks of minty candy cane. The richness of the vanilla offsets the sweet accent of the candy cane flavor for a balanced treat with just the right amount of sweetness. It also pairs beautifully with our Mint Chip ice cream.

All our confections and baked goods are hand-made fresh at the Creamery, perfect for enjoying yourself or as gift options. Our Peppermint Bark is made with dark chocolate from our local friends at San Francisco-based TCHO Chocolate and topped with a layer of crunchy peppermint pieces, while its cousin Toffee Bark, made with TCHO’s milk chocolate, is topped with chunks of house-made almond toffee.

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Bûche de Noël

Perhaps the most treasured treat from the Creamery this season is our Bûche de Noël. Kris and Anne, owners of Bi-Rite Creamery, spent weeks perfecting this gorgeous traditional Christmas cake. It features chocolate roulade with milk chocolate butter cream and chocolate glaze, and is decorated with adorable meringue mushrooms, pistachios and sparkling candied rosemary. This cake really is almost too beautiful to eat. Almost. It also makes a lovely New Year’s Eve dessert, paired with a special bottle of champagne or sparkling wine! Pre-order it and our other holiday desserts, along with your complete holiday meal, here.

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Holiday Cutout Cookies, waiting to be gobbled up!

Last but certainly not least is our Box of Holiday Cookies. This hand-decorated assortment of a dozen festive holiday cutout cookies includes frosted smiling gingerbread men and sparkling gingerbread stars, along with sugar cookies and other holiday faves, all made with love in our Bakery.

Our Creamery and Markets are full of truly special desserts and treats to share with friends and family. Come on in for recommendations! We look forward to helping you to select the perfect finishing touch for your holiday meals, or the ideal gift for friends and family. Happy Holidays!