GUIDE: San Francisco

Laid-Back Bites

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    American Eatery

    1 Ferry Plaza, Shop #33

    Embarcadero

    Cuisine: American

    $$

    Serious Eats raves about french fries cooked in beef tallow, calling them “deeply satisfying.” Order up! READ REVIEW

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    Borinquen Soul

    Oakland

    $

    It’s the whiff of pollo encebollado and sweet or garlic platanos and the beat of salsa music that will seduce nearly all of your senses. READ REVIEW

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    Bun Mee

    2015 Fillmore St.

    Pacific Heights

    Cuisine: Fusion, Vietnamese

    $

    The Chronicle offers high praise: “If I could knock on the door... at any hour and purchase a sandwich, rest assured that I would." Us too. READ REVIEW

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    Chile Pies / Green Chile Kitchenette

    314 Church St.

    Castro

    Cuisine: Bakery, Mexican

    $

    Green Chile Kitchen-ette serves up a sampling of New Mexican specialties for lunch and dinner, along with classic stews and sweet and savory pies at Chile Pies on Church Street. READ REVIEW

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    Cowgirl Creamery Sidekick

    1 Ferry Building #19

    Embarcadero

    Cuisine: Deli, New American

    $

    Saddle up to the nation’s first mozzarella-and-milk bar for a taste of dairy-centric breakfast and lunch crepes, raclette, melty sandwiches and seasonal salads. READ REVIEW

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    Curry Up Now

    659 Valencia St.

    Mission

    Cuisine: Indian

    $

    Skyrocketing to popularity in the Bay Area with their Indian burritos, Curry Up Now have gone from cult food truck to brick-and-mortar eatery with locations in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Palo Alto. READ REVIEW

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    Fivetenburger

    Location varies

    Berkeley

    Cuisine: Californian, New American, Sandwich

    $

    Each morning Roland Robles wakes up with a mission. He’s “dishing out what he calls ‘America’s favorite food’—the burger.” —Oakland North READ REVIEW

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    Goood Frickin' Chicken

    10 29th St.

    Bernal Heights

    Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

    $$

    The Rotisserie Chicken from Goood Frickin’ Chicken: Number 42 on the Weekly’s Best of S.F. List —San Francisco Weekly READ REVIEW

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    Greens Restaurant

    Fort Mason Center, Building A

    Marina

    Cuisine: Vegetarian

    $$$

    "The restaurant that brought vegetarian food out from sprout-infested health food stores and established it as a cuisine in America."—New York Times READ REVIEW

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    Ike's Place

    3489 16th St.

    Castro

    Cuisine: Deli, Sandwich

    $

    Ike's three-page menu is loaded with hearty, sopping, but never soggy sandwiches; each bursting at the seams with lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles and banana peppers. READ REVIEW


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