Throw money at something, and it just might blossom into something wonderful
. Eons ago, SFoodie talked to a source detailing plans for Duc Loi Supermarket
(2200 Mission at 18th St.). Established in 1987, Duc Loi was a store with "international"
ingredients but didn't stand out as a particularly shop-worthy food market. My, how things have changed
. When Duc Loi reopened earlier this year, the place had morphed into something special: a spacious, shiny, clean, and well-priced
grocery store with appealing Asian, Latino, and Central American ingredients. It's perfect for browsing -- cooks and snackers alike, rejoice! Check out everything from fish to organic produce, with a side of fresh noodles or tofu products to flesh it out. And should you need a durian or jackfruit for your next brunch, Duc Loi's got you covered.