The few items we do not source directly from the farmers market or make from scratch, we order from these exemplary purveyors. We’ve also included the unique, local businesses who deeply contributed to the look of the Local.
PANoRAMA Baking Company
Not even a mile away (Florida and Mariposa), Panorama ages their wheat, hand-forms and cuts the dough, proofs the loaves on endless racks, and bakes their bread in formidable hearth ovens. And, every morning, they deliver it to our door.
La Reyna Bakery
Opened in 1977 by the Gutierrez family, La Reyna (directly across the street from us) is our go-to panaderia on 24th St (their bread pudding sustained us throughout the renovation). Every morning, we buy a few sheet pans of their loaves for Jake’s lamb or goat torta.
Dedicated to local (within 75 miles), totally natural (no anything-bad), sustainable (some pasture fed, some with feed), and delicious (come eat it) meat, Biagio networks with small farmers in Marin, Sonoma, Dixon, and Manteca. For us, twice-a-week, Biagio delivers Pozzi Farms lamb and Long Ranch goat. (Soon, they’ll have an Oakland storefront. When it opens, we’ll let you know.)
Monterey Fish Market
Founded in 1979, San Francisco based Monterey holds the highest standards of the sea-faring world–from HACCP to a focus on local, sustainable seafood. Each day, Monterey e-mails a list of fish, the boat on which and the method with which they were caught. We receive only super-fresh, hyper-local, and entirely-sustainable seafood.
From their Bayview warehouse, Greenleaf provides us with our bulk and pantry items–olive oil, vinegars, grains, and the like.
Terroir Natural Wine Merchant
Located in SoMA, Terroir focuses solely (read: obsessively) on natural wines–organic and dry farmed, indigenous yeast fermentation and chemical-free. With a few leading questions, owners Dagan and Luc will be your guides through their seven-hundred options. We’ve outsourced our sommelier-ing all the way to SoMA. For each dinner, Terroir will get a sneak-peek at Jake’s menu and select a few perfect wines, which we will offer at Terroir’s prices.
Founded by Edith Heath in 1948, Heath still handcrafts and hand-glazes their incomparable tile and tableware at their Sausalito factory. Set on the edge of the bay, one could (we did) spend hours browsing their store and overstock room. The Heath tiles of our storefront reference the Mexican tilework of our neighbors and exemplify the virtues of small local producers (Their tile on-and-around our open kitchen is purely bonus).
Bradbury & Bradbury
In Benecia, Bradbury & Bradbury restores vintage wallpaper designs, with a staggering collection of Victorian print. In a method similar to Jon Fischer’s (but on ninety-foot tables), they handprinted the Damask wallpaper for our bathrooms.
Flora Grubb Gardens
A determinative name and an incredible backstory precede the ever-changing, eponymously named landscaping playhouse in Bayview. On one of their frequent visits, Yaron and his son, Cruv, discovered the Wooly Pockets and planned Local’s entry for them. Flora and Jim Kumiega nurtured this seed of an idea into edible and decorative vertical gardens.
Just of Bayshore Blvd, the husband-and-wife owned and operated Cayson manufactures our chef’s jackets and aprons.
Our nose-to-tail and flower-to-root philosophy does not leave much garbage. Indeed, over 80% of our waste is compostable or recyclable (that is, not wasteful). Nonetheless, all of it must go somewhere. And Sunset Scavenger hauls it there. Based out of South San Francisco, this huge lot processes it all.
The acre-and-a-half yard of this Bayview non-profit teems with reusable and recycled materials, waiting to be salvaged and renewed. In the semi-organized aisles, bins, crates, and shelves, we found all of our doors and our bathrooms sinks, sconces, and tile.