For my inaugural post about San Francisco I'm so excited to write about Mariposa. Before this weekend's trip I had only been to San Francisco once. That first trip was over Halloween '08 and it rained all weekend. It was truly an awful introduction to the city; luckily this weekend I was afforded beautiful weather and was able to experience the city as it is meant to be visited.
On Saturday the weather was absolutely beautiful so my friends Danielle, Whitney, Sammy and I walked along The Embarcadero and enjoyed the beautiful views of the water and the Bay Bridge. I wasn't feeling that hungry as they picked up their lunches so I sat with them while they ate and we caught up. It had been way too long since I saw Danielle and Whit; Sammy is a new friend who I was introduced to while in SF.
When we were exiting Ferry Building Marketplace, a large sign that read "Gluten Free" caught my eyes. I walked over and was so happy to see an inordinate amount of gluten free treats in store. Mariposa's new kiosk was right there in the Ferry Building Marketplace! They had gluten free sandwiches, muffins, cookies, and brownies on hand.
I indulged myself and picked up a sandwich because really, how often is it that we gluten free folk are able to so easily buy a sandwich? While the picture above makes the sandwich look small it was anything but; it was an enormously satisfying lunch filled with salami, arugula, and tomato-rubbed bread. The bread was just as I remembered gluten filled breads being; crunchy with great texture, it perfectly complemented the flavors of the meat and vegetables in the sandwich.
The bakery's location in the Marketplace is a small kiosk; they run a larger shop in Oakland.
Do you love it or do you love it?
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One Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111 (Map)
5427 Telegraph Ave, Unit D3
Oakland, CA 94609 (Map)