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Nov 2, 2009 05:54 AM

Portable food - Eat in car SF back home to LA/OC

I don't want to stop and eat somewhere in Central CA, need something delicious and portable from SF to take back and eat in the car (I'll be the passenger). They need to be open on Wednesdays and we're leaving SF area around 9 AM. We'll be eating breakfast at Tartine first, I'm bummed we can't grab a sandwich at Ike's - they open at 11. Want to get back in So Cal before rush hour. Thanks!

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  1. Probably like taking coals to Newcastle but a late night burrito will probably still be good in the Central Valley. Folks here say that make great plane meals.

    1. If you had your heart set on a sandwich, there is also tortas los picudos.

      Tortas Los Picudos
      2969 24th St, San Francisco, CA

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      1. re: sfbing

        Great suggestion, they open at 7 -sweet!

      2. Open early on a Wednesday really narrows the search. Burritos might hold up well. Tortas are definitely a good idea. I was about to suggest a Peruvian roast chicken from either Inkas or Limon Rotisserie, but they will not be open in the AM. But you might consider setting up a picnic basket centered on a roast chicken that you can assemble Tuesday night. You could include some seviche, provided you could keep it well-chilled.

        Inkas Restaurant
        3299 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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        1. re: BernalKC

          Hmm, we do have a mini-fridge at the inn we're staying at. Great idea too!

        2. Schawerma from Truly Mediterranean, just a few blocks from Tartine. Pick them up the night before.

          Truly Mediterranean
          3109 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

          1. If you're planning to feed the driver while s/he is driving, I would focus on avoiding mess. This means no burritos, tortas, or other sandwiches. Dealing with catastrophic sandwich or burrito collapse is just too distracting for the driver. I would put together a picnic of bit size foods and things that will not fall apart. My picnic would include:
            Fried Artichoke Hearts
            Assorted Salumi (cut where purchased)
            Hard Cheese (to be cut by passenger)
            Pain Epi