On November 4th, I was walking in my neighborhood, when I stumbled upon a gem, Omnivore Books. Celia Sack, the owner of this little gem, was not even open yet but she was kind enough to let us in to check out her new project – a bookstore devoted entirely to cookbooks. I was completely ecstatic! It is one thing to have a new store in our little neighborhood but it is another to have one devoted entirely to one of your biggest passions.
I drug Lenny and two of our friends to their open house that following Saturday afternoon, which proved to be the best thing to do on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Celia had fantastic food such as cured meats from Boccalone, an assortment of cheeses, olives and fantastic wine – just the thing to warm you up and get you in the mood to wander through her fantastic assortment of old books and new. We left with two books, a cookbook for Portuguese food and an easy read about a foodies adventure in Paris over Christmas.
This little nook in the neighborhood is the perfect place to find a rare book for the foodie on your list or for the hippest new cookbook out there. You will not want to miss the charm and warmth of the store but also from the very knowledgeable owner, Celia. It is a delightful place to spend a few hours.
Omnivore Books on Food
3885a Cesar Chavez Street
San Francisco, CA 94131