This place sucks the dollars straight out of my wallet, but I love it anyway. From the farm-fresh flowers outside to the lovingly assembled cheese assortment inside, there are a million ways for me to go broke here, and I would do it with a smile on my face. They also have a wonderful wine section (and a very helpful staff, one of whom recommended a beautiful Sangiovese when I mentioned that I was about to watch the final episode of "The Sopranos"). They have a lot of my favorite goofily essential products, such as Virgil's Root Beer and Mo's Dark Chocolate Bacon Bar. I'm also a sucker for their deli sandwiches and homemade cookies (lemon gingersnaps, anyone?), and their produce makes me want to cry with happiness!
So save up a few beans and treat yourself to something from Bi-Rite. You can't shop there all the time, but it's the best if you've done something that deserves a party.