Hidden Gem

the Fromagerie, or cheese room in the back of the shop with your own personal cheesemonger

La Fromagerie, or cheese room, in the back of the shop with your own personal cheese-monger (also, vats of french mustard in front)

It blows my mind that after more than a year of living in my neighborhood I continue to find new places to explore. A few weeks back I made a comment about my favorite store of all time in Seattle called Chef Shop to the sweet gal checking me out at the grocery store. Chef Shop is a store entirely devoted to pantry staples of the highest quality possible and to say I am obsessed would be a massive understatement. To my surprise not only did this kind woman inform me of a store with similar goodies but it is within walking distance of my house! WHAAATTT?! Gourmet & More is a teeny tiny cheese shop, grocery and cafe featuring beautiful French culinary fare. It has a well edited selection of mustards, oils, honey, wine, etc all imported from France. I wanted one of everything so to calm myself down I stuck to ordering lunch and vowed to visit again. Check it out next time you are in Hayes!

Gourmet & More
141 Gough St
San Francisco, CA 94102
b/t Oak St & Lily St in Hayes Valley

my lunch, a salmon, arugula, caper and toasted walnut salad with lemon dijion vinagrette

salmon, arugula, goat cheese, capers and toasted walnut salad with lemon dijion vinaigrette


macaroons, fresh sandwiches on baguette, beautiful wines and so much delicious cheese

I was overwhelmed because I want one of everything

#overwhelmed, I want one of everything


back patio…while eating my lunch two different French families vacationing in SF joined me…LEGIT!








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