Your favorite spot to dine in S.F.

Inspired by the diminishing SF forum thread . I’m a hour south on hwy 1 . I like to take drives up the coast to SF for breakfast to overnight stays . I don’t care about cost or quality . $ 1.50 - $ 150.00 . I eat everything . Your favorite spots , hidden gems . Let’s hear it . Breakfast , brunch , lunch , dinner , after 2 am . Who cares . I would like to start a list . And your favorite is ?

ok, emglow101 - here’s my breakfast stop in SF:
Devil’s Teeth Baking Company

415-683-5533 | 3876 Noriega Street
(between 45th & 46th Ave)
San Francisco, CA 94122
Wednesday - Monday: 7am - 4pm, Closed Tuesdays

If the line is out-the-door, we order a slice of the quiche to eat immediately while waiting for the Special Breakfast Sandwich to share…we take the cinnamon roll home to reheat for a snack…or, eat it there! Seriously, we like everything…relax in the parklet and enjoy the Sunset nabe’s weather.

Weekend Brunch 8 am to 2 pm/Sat. & Sun. at Doctor’s Lounge, 4826 Mission Street at Onondaga Avenue. Hangover Hash is my go-to dish.

For lunching, when I am volunteering at the Legion of Honor, I’m at the New Oyaji Restaurant at 3123 Clement Street at 32nd Ave. for the Japanese lunch specials. My faves? the bento with grilled mackerel/saba and the chirashi bowl of sashimi on perfectly prepared Japanese gohan $10.

Tadu Ethiopian Kitchen is another lunch fave at 484 Ellis St. at Leavenworth in the Tenderloin.
Elmira Rosticceria at 154 McAllister Street at Hyde St.

Darbar Restaurant at 1412 Polk Street btw Pine and California Streets for the $10 Indian buffet.


All new places for me! And I’ve never heard of Onondaga!!!

Mission Street at Onondaga Avenue is the Excelsior neighborhood.

My fave $6.75 burger is cooked to order: I want mine medium-rare. Select your bun/cheese.
BUZZ is ‘hard-to-find’ at 3420 Geary Blvd. It’s across the street from BevMo! near Stanyan St.
Definitely worth the search. If you’re really hungry, order it with a second patty for an additional $3.50.
Salads are a great value, too. Fresh ingredients and friendly service.
Hours: 11 am to 10 pm

Oasis Cafe at 901 Divisadero at McAllister Street for Ethiopian plates.

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Just googled:

OK. If you’re driving south on Mission Street, it’s between Onondaga and the Safeway…or, between the Burger King and the Safeway on Mission Street. 4826 Mission Street. (btw Russia and France) - the west side of Mission St.

Was there a downhill alert for Elmira? The last time I went in, they no longer had the stomach sandwich I’d heard so much about!

I, too, was disappointed that the “lampredotto”, the Italian tripe sandwich is not on the current menu. I went there specifically for that sandwich. Was I the only one to order it?

Thanks. We used to live in Noe Valley so you’ve oriented me quite well :slight_smile: We’re going to be down for Thanksgiving and plan/hope to get some time away from the fam!

BEST croissants in San Francisco. It’s my dream come true; buttery, flaky, laminated lightness. DH prefers the almond croissant.

Arsicault Bakery
397 Arguello Blvd. between Clement Street and Euclid (look for green awning over the door)
San Francisco 94118

opens at 7 am / closes at 1 pm
Closed Mondays

Tip: go early; easy parking at 7 am
often sold out by noon (call (415) 750-9460)

All these are near highway 1:

Once 1 merges with 280, stop by Little Yangon in Daly City for good Burmese.

Or keep driving up 1 and skyline for a breakfast or lunch at Outerlands, just not on the weekends as the wait can get absurd.

When you are ready to head home, pick up some frozen or freshly made dumplings to cook at home at Kingdom of Dumpling on 27th ave.

Pies and artichoke soup from Duarte’s in Pescadero.

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Nice list to start with . Speaking of dumplings . I always like to stop at one the delis on Geary . There is a Jewish one and the other Russian . I believe they are near the Orthodox church . I would always pick up a couple bags of the pelmeni . So good . And some other items . There is also a Russian bakery near there also across the street . Their cakes are super , big , and heavy . I’m going to hit up the spots mentioned above . Thanks

Buy pelmeni in frozen bags at Royal Market and at New World Market:

Royal Market and Bakery
5335 Geary Blvd. at 18th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94121

New World Market
5641 Geary Blvd at 21st Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94121

I sometimes find the frozen pelmeni at the 4th Avenue/Geary Blvd. Produce Market at 3931 Geary Blvd. and find bargains on discounted produce.

For lunch: pelmeni in a bowl with sour cream (chicken broth is optional) at Cinderella Bakery & Cafe (outdoor seating) at 436 Balboa Street at 6th Avenue. I also like the Solianka Soup and the piroskis.

Asian American Food Company
2048 Taraval Street btw 30~31st Ave.

Take a peek in the back room and watch the ladies making fresh dumplings. If you’ve timed it right when the trays come out of that backroom, you can take home fresh dumplings. These are the Kingdom of Dumpling folks’ house production line.
Otherwise, you have frozen dumplings to purchase.

yes! olallieberry pie is THE BEST.

Your address is better- that’s actually where I got the dumplings near the O’reilly. FYI @emglow101

Ditto Duarte’s artichoke soup and pies.

Note to cynsa: very nice tempura smelts currently at Progress ( sf )

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OT but I’ve never eaten smelts. Are they strong tasting? TIA