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Early Saturday Breakfast + Food to eat in car

maoliu Feb 27, 2012 07:15 PM

Please help me kick off a 10 hours road trip from SF to San Diego the right way and powered by tasty food. :)

The plan is to leave SF by 8:30AM on Saturday morning so that we will arrive SD at a somewhat decent time. Preferably we can stop once to grab breakfast and some sandwich, wraps etc (or any chow worthy handy food) as lunch while we cruise down the I-5.

Angelina's Catering is my backup plan as it is right in my neigborhood. Would like to try something different.

Tartine Bakery also comes to mind which opens at 8am but concerns of the long line.


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  1. Windy RE: maoliu Feb 27, 2012 09:14 PM

    Thorough opens at 7 or 8 and has wonderful bread and pastries. If there's a line, it will be short at that hour.

    The purple baguettes, chocolate bread, and almond croissants are all great.

    Thorough Bread and Pastry
    248 Church Street, San Francisco, CA

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      timeo RE: maoliu Feb 27, 2012 09:30 PM

      Dynamo Doughnuts! Sugar sugar sugar! It opens at 7AM on Saturday.

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        LAMark RE: maoliu Feb 28, 2012 05:02 PM

        My choice for a good "get on the road" breakfast is farm:table. They open at 8:00 on Saturday.

        1. Cynsa RE: maoliu Feb 29, 2012 02:41 PM

          John Campbell's Irish Bakery opens at 7 am for an early start on your Road Trip - http://www.johncampbells.com/menu_san...

          here's the address

          another breakfast sandwich at Lou's Cafe

          From 2004: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/85594
          Rest stops to stretch your legs... other than Harris Ranch and Andersen's for pea soup.

          snacks/gorp/trail mix/dried fruit/fresh fruit/drinks/cheese/crackers
          Nduja at http://www.boccalone.com/

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          1. re: Cynsa
            Windy RE: Cynsa Feb 29, 2012 03:39 PM

            I highly recommend a Belfast Bap from John Campbell's. Along with the brown bread and berry scones.

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              maoliu RE: Windy Feb 29, 2012 08:58 PM

              o goodness... I never go beyond the raisin scone and curry pastie at John Campbells. will definitely give Belfast Bap a try. I can foresee that my car would still be loaded with bakery goodies and munchies when I reach san diego. Actually, with all the suggestions, I probably need to do a *dry run* this weekend.

              Cynsa, thanks for the rest stops suggestion. I had not thought of that at all.

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                Windy RE: maoliu Mar 1, 2012 12:39 PM

                Their corned beef is delicious too, but not sure it's out that early in the morning.

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                  maoliu RE: Windy Jun 4, 2012 08:33 PM

                  I ended up going to John Campbell and got the sausage roll for breakfast, Belfast Bap for lunch and scones as gift for my friends in LA and SD.

                  Silly me thought that Belfast Bap would be in decent room temperature after baking inside the car for 4 hours of driving and turned down the offer to heat up. It turned out to be the fatal mistake as it is too greasy to eat it cold

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