Omnivore Books on Food
There’s always someone on your list who goes gooey at the prospect of a beautiful new cookbook (hi, it’s us). Omnivore is a veritable narnia for the culinarily inclined—the legendary bookstore is completely dedicated to cookbooks, books on food, and magazines. They have a jaw-dropping selection of vintage and antiquarian tomes, too, plus vintage menus. Keep an eye out for author events and more.
San Francisco is a food city, and the fact that we have a bookstore dedicated specifically to culinary books is just one more way to prove it. Yes, there are cookbooks galore, but there are also tons of food magazines, vintage menus from the 19th and 20th centuries, and antiquarian tomes like a first edition soul food cookbook by the Queen of Gospel, Mahalia Jackson. Now that’s food for thought.