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Food scene in San Francisco

Bakery
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“Millennials love to stand in lines. Go mid-morning on weekdays to avoid long lines. But, the food is well worth it! Riches beyond your wildest dreams: butter-golden pains au chocolat, cappuccinos with ferns drawn in dense foam and croque monsieurs turbo-loaded with ham, two kinds of cheese and béchamel. Don't be dismayed by the inevitable line out the door – it moves fast – but be aware that lolling in Dolores Park is the only possible post-Tartine activity.”
502 locals recommend
Farmers Market
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“Market inside Ferry Building with a diverse selection of famous SF eateries: Hog Island Oyster Co, Acme Bread, Cowgirl Creamery, Blue Bottle, Miette and more.”
469 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“One of the best local food market to go to takeouts, famous ice creams, and yogurt shop. One of the best ice cream shops with lines out the door.”
321 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“In central SF - and near SF MOMA, Metreon and Yerba Buena park so you can split up and do a variety of things and come back together for lunch and dinner.”
149 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Great for dinner or weekend brunch: NOPA. A favorite. It is crowded and hard to get a reservation, so book in advance, or have a drink while waiting for a set at the bar. Simple, natural cuisine and great mixed drinks. They serve dinner until 1 AM. ”
362 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“INSPIRED BY THE BEST PIZZA OF NEW YORK CITY AND NAPLES, ITALY. Very popular.”
219 locals recommend
Burrito Place
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“One of 2 best Taquerias in San Francisco to get Burritos. The other one is El Farolito which is very close to this one. Which is better? You decide!”
207 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Another excellent coffee shop. The home coffee brewing class ($35) is interesting and fun.”
208 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“One of the first "gentrified" restaurants in the area. Best fried chicken. Really strong chef. Movies projected in the back.”
189 locals recommend
Cinema
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“Small Cinima with the best new releases, along with some great arthouse and classic films. Serves food and booze to your seat all movie long. Located in the renovated New Mission Theater.”
145 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Has a neat history of being an old bath house. Suuuuuuuper views. There is a casual side and a more “formal” side. Really need to call for a reservation if you go. Or go in between traditional meal times.”
196 locals recommend
Thin-crust pizzas and cocktails in a neighborhood spot
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“Cocktails are the best. Ask for the Field Guide to Birds menu. Get there early and sit outside unless you're already hearing impaired. Inside the music is loud and guests shout to be heard. ”
180 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“French, delicious, always crowded so expect a wait. Very popular for brunch. ”
179 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“A San Francisco institution, this coffee joint does it a little differently - no espresso drinks, only pour-over, and they specialized in flavored drinks. Our personal fave is the Mocha Tesora. Take your coffee to-go and head to Noe Valley Park across the street.”
201 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Bomb breakfast place. The rosemary potatoes are incredible. They don't take reservations. Be prepared to wait., it's worth it.”
152 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Hard to get into but well worth, get there 10 minutes before they open and you’ll get in!”
165 locals recommend