Every hood needs a good butcher. Noe Valley’s is definitely Drewes Meats on Church Street. They have endless local meat cuts, much of it from local farms, as well as Drewes’ own sausages, bacon and fish. It’s a totally old school San Francisco spot (the original store opened in 1889) with great service, reasonable prices and high-quality foods. I picked up a few sausages (chicken, garlic, basil; chicken apple; mini breakfast sausages) and some Wild King salmon the other day and was a happy camper. They also make sandwiches, which I’m dying to go back and try.
Drewes Meats // 1706 Church St., San Francisco