Specialty tea from Ten Ren Tea Co. is a fun, inexpensive, and light gift to tote home.
★ Ten Ren Tea Company
CHINA-TOWN In addition to a
selection of 50 varieties of tea, you'll
be offered a steaming cup of tea
when you walk in. 949 Grant Ave.
(between Washington & Jackson
sts.) y 415/362-0656. www.tenren.
com. AE, DC, MC, V. Bus: 1, 15, 30,
45. Cable car: California line. Map
Wine Club San Francisco
SOMA The largest wine merchant
in the West offers bargain-basement
prices. 953 Harrison St. (between
5th & 6th sts.) y 415/512-9086.
www.thewineclub.com. AE, MC, V.
Bus: 12, 19, 27. Map p 69.
best-priced selection of sporting
goods. 610 Mason St. (in the Pre-
sidio) y 415/437-0100. Bus: 28, 29,
76. 1301 6th St. (between Owens &
16th sts.) y 415/437-0100. Bus: 15.
www.sportsbasement.com. AE, DC,
DISC, MC, V. Map p 70.
★ Ambassador Toys FINANCIAL
DISTRICT Classic European dolls,
wonderful wooden toys, clever
games, and books are among the
great playthings at this delightful
store. 2 Embarcadero Center (at
Sacremento St., between Front &
Davis sts.) y 415/345-8697.
Your child will be mesmerized by the tradi-
tional toys on sale at Ambassador Toys.
Sporting Goods: Clothing
Patagonia FISHERMAN'S WHARF
An excellent source for high-quality
fleece and outerwear. 770 North
Point St. (between Hyde & Leaven-
worth sts.) y 415/771-2050. www.
patagonia.com. AE, DC, DISC, MC, V.
Bus: 10, 30. Cable car: Powell-Hyde.
Map p 69.
★★ Sports Basement
PRESIDIO & MISSION BAY Although
signs on the walls still read FROZEN
FOODS and BAKERY at this former
military PX, it now stocks SF's