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Lunch near Haight St/ Golden Gate park [San Francisco]

misnatalie May 10, 2013 01:50 PM

I am trying to fill in the gaps for my first trip to SF. I will be going to Golden Gate Park one day and then want to got to Haight St. I would love a lunch recommendation. I have a soy allergy so nothing asian and my friend tries to avoid gluten so I'd like to find somewhere we can both get a great lunch. Price does not matter but we will be in casual dress from biking in the park. I'll be having dinner at Crenn that evening so nothing too heavy. Thanks so much.

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    foodeye May 10, 2013 02:43 PM

    Nopalito near the park. http://www.nopalitosf.com/

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    1. re: foodeye
      Josh May 11, 2013 08:51 PM

      Nopalito is awesome anyway, doubly-so if you're avoiding gluten.

    2. tara May 11, 2013 05:12 PM

      Park Chow, on 7th Ave. in the Inner Sunset. Reasonable, diverse menu, all tasty.

      1. free sample addict aka Tracy L May 11, 2013 07:04 PM

        Pomelo on Judah.

        http://www.pomelosf.com/

        1. insectazoids May 11, 2013 07:07 PM

          It's my opinion that the upper Haight can be tricky for food because it's such a tourist zone. Nevertheless, I recommend checking out:

          The Alembic (marvelous cocktails as well!)
          Zazie (up the street in Cole Valley)
          Cafe Reverie (also in Cole Valley)

          Both Nopalito and Park Chow are in the Inner Sunset, and there are many other great places to eat there as well if you're willing to relocate.

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            kcshigekawa May 11, 2013 07:16 PM

            I'll add a vote for Park Chow; I've never had a bad meal there.

            1. misnatalie May 13, 2013 11:40 AM

              Great suggestion, Park Chow or Zazie will probably be my choices. Thanks for the help

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                hyperbowler May 13, 2013 11:59 AM

                Be mindful of a potentially long wait at Zazie. Park Chow has a much larger space and shouldn't be too crowded.

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                  misnatalie May 13, 2013 10:03 PM

                  good to know

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