One of my favorite places to shop and eat lunch is the Crocker Galleria, a spectacular glass pavilion soaring above three levels of stores, specialty shops and a diverse selection of restaurants. Located in the heart of the Financial District and the outskirts of Union Square, this beautiful shopping center is a great destination. Not only can you do some shopping at lunch, you can also pick up something to eat from a selection of choices at affordable prices.
Rumored to be modeled after Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, this is one beautiful shopping environment. On Tuesdays and Thursdays they feature a Farmer’s Market on the ground floor of the building. Come by on your lunch hour and get your produce shopping completed for the week. During the month of August there is live music each Wednesday as part of their summer concert series. One of my favorite escapes is their two roof gardens complete with seating, landscaping and views.
This is an urban shopping environment catering to busy working professionals. You can get your shoes shined at A Shine & Company, my personal favorite – where they make your shoes look better than new!
Need a coffee fix, let Tullys Coffee get you caffeinated to finish the workday. Stop by Andersen Bakery for a morning pastry or afternoon treat. And if you are experiencing a chocolate craving, stop by Naturally Edible newsstand for a quick treat.
Looking for a gift for a housewarming or other event, Bella Ceramica, a newly opened Italian ceramic shop can assist you. Their beautiful selection of ceramics will make it hard to select just one item.
Bossa can help you be perfectly accessorized at prices that won’t leave you depressed. They have fashionable handbags and wallets in the latest fashions at great prices.
VIP Luggage & Leather can help you get ready for that big vacation you have been putting off. Their wide selection of luggage solutions will help make you the smart traveler.
Karibu Kenya features handmade crafts from Kenya. Their collection of textiles, jewelry, bags and accessories are colorful and make one-of-a-kind gifts. They use a global fair trade model with proceeds going to the artisans to improve their way of life. So shop and do some good.
Arice Lingerie features beautiful intimate apparel for any occasion. Whether you are looking for an item for a special occasion or daily wear they can help you find just the right lingerie.
Ralph Lauren Home can help you make your home stylish while Polo Ralph Lauren can create just the right image for you.
Abigail’s Flowers has an assortment of flowers to brighten up your home or office.
On the third floor are a collection of fast-casual food choices ranging from Asian, Mexican, Mediterranean, Italian, and more. You can dine at one of the tables in the atrium or take your food upstairs to the roof garden. During warm weather, this urban oasis is a nice place to enjoy the sun while eating your lunch.
If you are in need of some pampering, there are a collection of service providers to make your hair look great, massages to make your body feel great, and a nail salon.
Have you been thinking that you need to be more green? Visit Green Zebra to find out how to live more sustainably and save money in the process. Speaking of eco-conscious the Crocker Galleria is a LEED Gold Certified building, which means that they are actively reducing energy and water usage on a daily basis.
Details: The Crocker Galleria is located with entrances on Sutter and Post between Kearny and Montgomery Streets in San Francisco.
Don’t miss the slideshow for more photos of the Crocker Galleria, located in the right column at the top this article.
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