Cheap Eats in Cow Hollow, Marina, North Beach, Mission or close by.
We will be in San Francisco for the weekend. Only two full days. Our purpose is to eat at and visit Italian delicatessens, bakeries, and any must eat (cheap) shops where we can go in grab a bite and be on our way. Trick is, we'll have two kids with us. They are used to eating pretty much anything, but we don't want to go into quiet or high end places where they aren't really welcome. We'll be staying on Lombard in Cow Hollow/Marina and plan on walking and taking public transportation for the duration of our time in the city. A quick list of places we want to go to or at lease check out.
Other places of interest:
Mario's Bohemian Cigar Store
D'Urso Italian Delicatessen
Swan Oyster Depot
Any must try casual places you can get pasta, wine, and interesting small dishes (tripe, razor clams, sweetbreads, etc..)
Any big sloppy sandwiches we just can't miss?
Bakeries with awesome savory pastries and coffee?
Liguria can sell out before 10:30AM, go there early
Molinari is closed on Sundays, same with other places in North Beach, so google their hours first
HRD is open on Saturday until 2PM, and their korean sandwiches are fantastic and very sloppy.
Ike's sandwiches are good, but they're so heavy and sauced up that eating one can kill your appetite for the rest of your day. Choose wisely if you go there, and definitely don't get mozzarella sticks on your sandwich... jalapeno poppers are good though.
It doesn't get more casual than Saturday morning at the Ferry Building. Roli Roti's porchetta sandwich is something you can't miss and boccalone has good Italian meats (I'd say the same with 4505's burger, Chicharrones, or bacon studded hot dog if you weren't jonesing for Italian).
Barbacco isn't a kid friendly place, but, they do take out and aren't too far from Northbeach. Everything I've gotten for dinner there is great, and their Seared sardines / squid / roasted tomato condimento/ arugula sandwich is something I've been wanting to try and which sounds right up your alley. Google "SF Popos" for a map of picnic-able spots in the Financial district : http://www.barbaccosf.com/menus/barba...
Giordano Brothers in North Beach (and now in the Mission) borrowed a concept from Pittsburgh's Primanti Brothers, and puts cole slaw and french fries inside their sandwiches. Pre-Ikes, this was probably the sloppiest sandwich in the city.
Outside of a sit-down restaurant, I'm not sure I've ever been wowed by an Italian pastry in SF.
Thanks for the suggestions. Yeah, I'm thinking Ike's, although interesting looking, might be a little too "everything but the kitchen sink" for our two day tour.
Will definately add your suggestions to our list. Ferry Building for sure and Barbacco and HRD both sound great. Thank you!