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Shocked: bored of Mission favs; want change. esp. lunch

I can't believe I'm writing this.

I have lived and eaten in the Mission for 6 years now. And as I contemplate where to have lunch today, I'm disinterested. Help!

For reasons not worth going into, I'm cutting carbs, upping protein for this meal.

Bi-Rite: Love their sandwiches, esp. roast beef but too much bread.

Thai: had it last night

Monk's Kettle: A fine burger but need to bring back home and I don't think it'll keep so well (about 8 min walk)

Burger Joint: Also a fine burger but there's the bun issue and when I'm done with the meat, still hungry.

Delfina pizza: carbs

Taquerias galore: just not in the mood

I could go on.

I'm usually not a naysayer but today, yikes. Chowhound, can you help with the delicious meat option I'm overlooking? I would be quite grateful.

(location: I'm at 19th and Guerrero. Easy walk from there please.)

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  1. Dolma sandwich at Truly Mediterranean, perhaps a salad from Yamo.

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      1. re: ML8000

        Yamo will also do their curries and such with no noodles (and extra veggies).

      2. Salads from Herbivore
        Sandwiches on Mission (Petes BBQ? Never had it but the fresh turkey sounds intriguing. There's another sandwich shop nearby). Also Lucca's Raviola has prepared food, and sandwiches (they hand you packets for the mayo/mustard though) Sorry if those are carb heavy suggestions
        Old Jerusalem (again never tried it myself, but people like it here)
        Tartine for quiche (pretty filling) More sandwiches.
        Ti Couz for a crepe if it travels well. Salads too.
        Good Fricken Chicken for a roasted chicken (I believe they deliver)
        There's a food cart to check out from someone who was connected to Bar Tartine.

        Burgers usually travel pretty well by the way. They're pretty standard takeout food in NY for example, and the fries are usually the only worry.

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        1. re: sugartoof

          i'm fairly certain that ti couz doesn't do to-go orders, and crepes aren't really low carb. i think good friickin (or whatever) chicken delivers via waiters on wheels, not independently.

        2. Limon Rotisserie. A bit of a walk, but worth it.

          1. Pete's wasn't very good some years ago. Can't imagine they have gotten better with age as they had been around a long time even back then. Also _stank_ of extremely old grease from the roasters; again can't imagine that has not gotten worse. Sorry for lack of pronouns in post.

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            1. re: essvee

              I have never tried pete's, because I just can't get past the the smell emanating from it. I actually plan my walks to avoid it.

              I know its too late for yesterday's lunch, but some decent, non carby options in the neighborhood:
              Salad bar at Valencia Whole foods
              Cha Ya
              Webe Sushi

              1. re: shivani

                Is there a Whole Foods on Valencia? Didn't know that.

                1. re: ML8000

                  Valencia Whole Foods is the name of the grocery store on the corner of 21st and Valencia, no relation to Whole Foods. It is a very nice store though.

                    1. re: ML8000

                      Valencia Whole Foods may well predate Whole Foods. it's been there a long time. Long before THE Whole Foods opened its first store in the region at least.

                      1. re: Calvinist

                        Is it just my impression or is Valencia Whole Foods shockingly pricey?

            2. more like Bernal but what about Good Frickin' Chicken?