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May 30, 2012 10:26 AM

Suggestions for 7 meals in San Francisco

Our first time in the city. 2 adults and 2 boys aged 7 and 3.5. We have about 7 meals to enjoy in San Francisco. We would love suggestions for the following type of food:

-Sandwiches, gourmet and not so gourmet
-Lighter French (we used to live in Boston, and we loved loved loved Craigie Street)
-Pizza and pasta (impossible to find where we live!)
-Vietnamese or Thai
-Tacos (anything with lots and lots of lime and cilantro, but zero beans)
-Anything that is creative but well done (again, why we loved Craigie Street)

Nothing super formal please since we will most likely be jetlagged for the first 4 days (flying in from Southeast Asia)!

In terms of area, we are open to go anywhere the train can take us.

Thanks in advance.

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  1. My favorite sanwich place is Prime Dip Sandwiches. Pizza = Golden Boy Pizza. French = Zazie. Oysters = Bar Crudo.

    1. sandwiches - roli roti at ferry building farmer's market
      lighter french - [don't know]
      pizza - una pizza napoletana or a16
      pasta - cotogna or flour+water or ristobar or perbacco or farina
      thai - lers ros
      tacos - la taqueria
      anything - [too many options]
      oysters - swan's

      ... or just search the boards.

      2 Replies
      1. re: Dustin_E

        Una Pizza Napoletana probably wouldn't work with kids, considering the wait. Maybe Tony's A Pizza Napoletana in North Beach instead? Golden Boy would be good for a snack while walking around North Beach.

        Lighter French: Le Charm

        Tacos: one or another taco truck around town.

        1. re: ernie in berkeley

          i guess the wait at UPN varies -- but that's true for tony's as well. i've personally never waited more than 30 minutes for a table there. in my experience, if you arrive right when they open, there's no wait, even on saturdays.

      2. -Sandwiches: Molinari's in North Beach (Italian Deli); Rhea's Market & Deli on Valencia (unusual gormet); Cafe Bunn Mi on Clement (gormet banh mi); Saigon Sandwich on Larkin (regular banh mi)
        -Vietnamese or Thai: Second Les Ros for Thai; PPQ on Irving for hole-in-the-wall Vietnamese.