Bay Area/ San Francisco/ Food & Drinks
Published on July 01, 2022
Specialty market The Epicurean Trader opening Castro locationPhoto: The Epicurean Trader/Instagram

Castro residents will soon have a new specialty grocery option along Market Street.

The Epicurean Trader was just announced as the ground floor retail tenant at the new residential condo building 2238 Market (a.k.a. the development on the former Sullivan's Funeral Home property that broke ground three years ago).

Epicurean Trader offers a variety of hand-selected wines, spirits, specialty condiments, chocolates, cheeses, gifts, and more.

Condos at 2238 Market St. are currently listed for sale. | Image: 2238 Market


Epicurean Trader currently has four locations in San Francisco — Bernal Heights, Cow Hollow, Hayes Valley, and the Ferry Building.  The Castro location will be the company's fifth. Reps for Epicurean Trader did not immediately respond to Hoodline's request for comment.

The market will feature a full espresso bar offering pastries from local San Francisco bakeries. It will also include a café menu including European-style baguette sandwiches, bagels, empanadas, toasted paninis, and salads.

Additionally, this location will have a wine bar offering wine and beer by the glass, cheese platters, and small bite tapas-style in the afternoon and evenings.

Selection of spirits at The Epicurean Trader. | Photo: The Epicurean Trader/Facebook


Construction of the five-story mixed-use condominium building next to Beck's Motor Lodge began in 2019. The project retained most of the former funeral home's facade, which is a two-story, wood-frame building designed in the Spanish Colonial Revival style. The project was developed by Prado Group and Vanke USA.

The housing development includes 44 condos, along with five below-market-rate rentals and 5,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor of the former site of Sullivan's Funeral Home and the adjacent parking lot at 2238 Market St. (between Noe and 15th).

Floor plan at 2238 Market St. | Image: SF Planning


Public records indicate no permits have been filed for The Epicurean Trader and it's unclear which retail space the store will be occupying.

Sales for the condos launched last month with prices ranging from $800,000 to $4 million.