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Good restaurant near 11th Street and Howard, with veggie option?

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Hi, I'm just wondering if anyone has a recommendation for a good restaurant near 11th Street and Howard, or Mission or even Hayes Valley. I'm going with a friend who mostly eats vegetarian. We don't have a lot of time so I'm looking for something affordable with fairly quick service.

I guess this is a pretty vague request, but I'm pretty open to anything.

Thanks

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  1. Choices were pretty limited in the 11th/Howard area when I used to work in the area, but my friends and I used to eat at Don Ramon's fairly often. Not sure if your friend will find much on the menu though.

    1. There used to be a good salad/burger place right on Howard at either 11th or 12th a few years ago. I used to eat there for lunch all the time when I worked there but now I can't remember the name (Cafe something or other). When you walk in, on the right there is a salad bar and they also have a grill where they do great veggie burgers and sandwiches as well. Sorry I can't be more specific but maybe someone else knows what I'm talking about.

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      1. re: rjf

        I think that place is long gone. It seems that a Hawaian place is opening in that location (12th and Howard). I'm looking forward to trying it.

        If anyone else is interested about dining in the area. I personally adore Manora, a Thai place at Folsom and 12th, but I'm looking for something a little different.

      2. I can't think of much in that area but In Hayes Valley there is Frites which has pretty decent food and is realtively inexpensive (on hayes between octavia and lagune). They serve salads, sanwiches, crepes and of course frites. They have a good amount of veggie options plus they have a lot of good beer. Hope this helps.