24-hour food joints in San Francisco
Does anyone have suggestions for the best 24-hour food in the San Francisco area? This could be diners, bakeries, street food, even sno-cones -- as long as they're serving til the break of dawn, I'm interested. The wackier, the better. Also, any alternatives to greasy diner food? Thoughts?
Mr Lauriston's list is nearly exhaustive, but I believe Happy Doughnuts on the corner of 3rd and King serves sandwitches 24 hours a day, along with the doughnuts.
OP also requested "SF area" - the only one I know is Niko's at 23rd Ave in Oakland, near the freeway. I can't *recommend* it, but if we're making lists....
I've always noticed that for a big city SF doesn't have a lot of late night options (back here in CT we have a 24 hour diner in nearly every city / town).
I know the Grubstake is open until 4am every night, but not 24 hours (and trust me, the later you go, the wackier it gets).
Naan 'n' Curry (O'Farrell branch).
Some other 24-hour places I haven't tried, reports on many of them in the archive:
All Star Cafe
Island Cafe (Thurs.-Sat. only)
Mel's (some branches, Fri.-Sat. only)
Van Ness Bakery & Cafe