To wit, Bernal Heights’s teensy new 331 Cortland market, which houses six charming local purveyors whose sweet and savory treats are perfect for a quick lunch or snack — and there’s even dessert to boot.
Nosh on insanely fresh sushi at Ichi Lucky Cat Deli and flaky Argentine-style empanadas at El Porteño (Prather Ranch beef with raisins and pimento-stuffed olives), or pick up some seasonal produce from the compact selection at Della Terra Organics. Other must-trys include crisp garlic-and-dill pickles at Paulie’s Pickling and vegan cookie sandwiches at Wholesome Bakery.
If you wake up with a donut craving, the bakery opens earlier than the rest of the stands, at 8 a.m. — which is no small feat.
Bernal Heights Market, 331 Cortland Avenue, at Bennington Street.
Photo: Courtesy of El Porteñ0
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