Buyer's Best Friend started out in 2010 as the world's largest catalog of wholesale specialty and natural products.
We couldn’t keep all this great stuff to ourselves, so in the summer of 2012, we brought our incredible wholesale catalog of artisanal foods, inspired gifts and gorgeous kitchenware products directly to consumers at our flagship San Francisco store, Buyer’s Best Friend - Wholesale & Mercantile (Haight Ashbury). Soon after, we opened Mercato, in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood and our third San Francisco store in the Ferry Building’s South Hall.
Don’t worry, if you don't live in San Francisco, you can shop anytime at our online store where our entire catalog of incredible goods is available, and we offer $5 flat rate shipping anywhere in the United States. No matter where you live, Buyer’s Best Friend is the perfect local source for hard-to-find local and award-winning foods and great holiday gifts.
Consumers and wholesale buyers can stop by our stores anytime to sample everything in the store – and we mean everything – from the Bay Area’s own CC Made caramel corn, Emmy’s Pickles & Jams, to authentic aged Balsamic from the Malpighi family from Modena, Italy and real Swedish candy from Candy People of Sweden.
Who We Are
Founded in 2010 in San Francisco by foodie insider Joyce Guan and Google engineer Adam Sah, Buyer’s Best Friend was launched from the back room of a restored Victorian on Haight Street in San Francisco as a resource for the wholesale food trade. With their insider’s grasp of the gourmet food industry, Buyer’s Best Friend’s experienced team quickly built the world’s largest wholesale catalog of unique foods, kitchenware and personal products.
Buyers from large and small organizations equally passionate about quality - Whole Foods Markets, Nordstrom’s Espresso Bars, Google's corporate campus, and independent retailers such as Bi-Rite Market and Zingerman’s, among others - immediately recognized Buyer’s Best Friend’s ability to match artisan producers with the needs of their consumers. With this strong base, Buyer’s Best Friend quickly developed a nationwide reputation as the go-to source for delicious, well-crafted and hard-to-find foods, kitchenware and amazing gifts from the Bay Area, the United States and beyond.