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Mar 6, 2007 07:01 PM

Where to Eat Lunch Near Sansome and Montgomery

Hello fellow chowhounds. I am looking for some good but inexpensive places to have lunch in the area near Sansome and Montgomery. The price range will be five to ten dollars per person. I'm open to all cuisines. Thanks for your advice.

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  1. Rightstar,

    Sansome and Montgomery are parallel to one another and run clear across town from Market to the Embarcadero. If you can give us a cross street we might be able to help more.


    1. Okay. In the area where Market Street intersects with Sansome and Montgomery near the BART station. North side of Market is what I was thinking.

      1. At that price point, I'd say maybe Mixt Greens (for interesting salads) on Sansome, or Cafe Venue (for a very good, if not traditional, steak sandwich) on Montgomery -- both are a short distance up from Market.

        1. I have worked on the 200 block of Montgomery Street for the past 6-7 years. Lunch places worth trying are:

          Lee's Deli for good cold cut sandwiches and low prices. Their turkey breast sandwich is highly recommended. There are locations on Montgomery, Battery and Kearny Streets (and elsewhere).

          Julie's Kitchen is a very good salad bar & hot/cold buffett that offers a wide selection of freshly prepared foods. (200 block of Montgomery Street)

          Pomodoro Pizza serves a nice thin crust pizza. A double slice of pizza with a nice green salad is $6-$7. (240 Kearny Street)

          There are several Thai restaurants on the west side of the 300 block of Kearny - Banana Leaf, Banana Tree, etc. El Faro, on the west side of Kearny is a place to try for burritos.

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          1. re: DavidT

            I second Julie's kitchen. I lunch there whenever I'm in that neighborhood for training classes.

            1. re: DavidT

              Oddly, I've worked on the same block (or across the street) for quite some time as well (though I guess so do a few thousand other folks...)

              I'm sorry, but El Faro just sucks. I've tried them a few times, and all their food is ridiculously bland. Now that I think about it, I'm not sure if their food is more bland, or if the Mexican place in the "dungeon"/"basement" food court (at Kearny/Bush) is (don't ever get the nachos there).

              For burritios, I'd rather go to Carmen's Taqueria on Market, between Sansome and Montgomery (near See's). Bit more hole-in-the-wall type place, but they have decent tasting good sized burritos - nothing fancy, plus you get chips and a drink included. For a more "upscale" burrito, there's Tlaloc over on Commercial (between Sansome/Montgomery). Of course, for the mega-chain interpretation of a burrito, there's Del Taco (the only one on this side of the bay) on Market/3rd, and Chipotle on New Montgomery.

            2. Do these Lee's have banh mi sandwiches available around 7:45 to 8:15? I have to be in the area next week and would like to pick one up to compare to Cam Huong in Oakland.

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              1. re: foodfan

                These Lees' are not part of the banh mi Lee's chain. Unless something has changed, they won't have banh mi