Broken jaw / no chewing in SF - suggestions please?
I will be visiting San Francisco in mid-October. I have a broken jaw and can't eat anything that needs me to chew it (yes, this is hell; fortunately I can still drink). Would love any tips regarding:
1. Restaurants where I can eat creamed spinach and mashed potatoes and my gentleman friend, jaw intact, can have something delicious. Bonus points here for French or Spanish or anywhere with sausages and/or cured meats.
2. Places to get great take-out soup that I can take back to the hotel room and puree with my new best friend the hand blender.
We'll be staying in Union Square but are open to all suggestions. Thanks very much for any help.
This is sort of a combination, but Barbacco has really delicious soups, a pappa all pomadoro which you could puree and a daily special, which is usually a creamy soup. AND they also have delicious house-cured meats. Eat in or take out.
230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111
Oh, I totally feel for you, having spent a significant part of this past year unable to chew. (But, my husband was always willing to go along with Jamba Juice or soup as dinner; I think he liked saving money on fine dining! If the roles were reversed I can assure you I would not be so accomodating.)
I don't have any great suggestions for nice restaurants, but there are several San Francisco soup company restaurants around, where it's very easy to find filling takeout that you can eat, and probably won't need to puree. I know I've enjoyed their various lentil soups, that I can swallow without pureeing, even when I really couldn't chew at all.
If you want to eat at a restaurant I bet if it's half way decent they would pureee the soup for you on request. As for french - La Folie is a favorite of mine and if you called ahead to ask if they could do a variety of "non chewable" items I wouldn't be surprised if you can up with something(s) really delicious. Your budget constraints would help.
2316 Polk St., San Francisco, CA 94109