Hello: I live in South Bay and I am looking for a Sat lunch/brunch idea in SF, that does not serve sandwiches, burgers, or boring factory-processed omelettes/pancakes–in short, no mundane suburb stuff. I would like to eat a cooked-to-order meal. If there are no ideas, then my resorts are Good Mong Kok dim sum and some pastry shops. I know these are not cooked-to-order and not even a full meal, but at least the food tastes darn good and not just SYSCO-produced junk.
Some places are:
–Great pastries shops: Les Gourmands, Craftsman+Wolves, some Russian bakeries, Tartine, Mission Pie
Protein heavyweight: Belcampo (for their non-burger items)
-Light + quick: Mission Pie, Good Mong Kok
All ideas are appreciated. Thanks!
December 22, 2018, 4:24pm
aina seems to be popular for brunch, though I haven’t been during brunch.
If you are going to be in Chinatown, joints that serve congee and noodles.
I like Sunday at the Museum.
Has anyone tried the new cafe at Asian Art Museum: Sunday At The Museum? Started by The Boba Guys and Chef Deuki Hong of Sunday Bird it opened Tuesday, April 3, 2018. You can go to the cafe & gift shop without paying for the museum so I’ll be there soon to check it out., but hope others can go before I do. Soon a guided tea tasting, Ice cream from Garden Creamery and pastries from Craftsmen and Wolves!!
steamed or fried served with honey butter dip
Fried Chicken Wings
And also all the Vietnamese/ Thai joints in the Tenderloin, including but not restricted to:
I stopped by Mong Thu Café for lunch on a Saturday. This was my first time back here since they closed for renovations a few months ago. I didn’t notice much different in the dining room other than maybe a fresh coat of paint.
I actually had intended to go to Hoang Dat to get some of their meatballs in broth, but found that sadly they had closed permanently back in April. So I was excited to see that Mong Thu had the same dish (banh mi xiu mai) on their menu.
Unfortunately, they were out of th…
I go to Hai Ky Mi Gia / Hai Ky Noodles every so often for lunch so I figured I should start a thread about it. It’s on a corner of Larkin and Ellis in the Tenderloin in a particularly noodle rich section of the neighborhood. Within a few feet are the original Turtle Tower, Pak Nam, Zen Yai, and Ha Nam Ninh. HKMG serves mainly Teochew style noodle soups.
Some recent bowls I’ve had here:
#7(?) Mee Pok
Not officially on the menu, but I think this may be the #7 House Special Noodle Soup with thic…
and Tuyet Mai, Ha Nam Ninh, Lers Ros, etc. (But dependent how south in the South Bay you are in, Vietnamese may be of less interest to you.)
Thanks. I went to Le Marais. This place is awesome. Great food (not just sandwiches), fantastic pastries (get sould out early!), cozy ambience, and friendly service.
Will be back!