From Our Editors
Just like a real best friend, Buyer’s Best Friend makes shoppers' lives easier and more refined. The company, which deals directly with wholesale artisanal retailers, scours the world and local markets before incorporating only the worthiest goods into an inventory the Bay Guardian called "among the best gourmet food selections in the city." Everything from smoked salts to organic coffee to gluten-free bread mixes are on offer, and most in-store items are available for sampling, according to SF Weekly. Nonfood items range from organic skincare products to dish sets made out of bamboo.
Buyer’s Best Friend isn’t only for casual shoppers, however. The storefront's online portal serves as a curated aggregate of specialty-food wholesalers, enabling some 5,000 buyers across the country to compare prices, compare policies, and place multiple orders on artisanal products from a single site.