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Aug 2, 2013 04:29 PM

Can't-miss food for Outside Lands [San Francisco]

Headed to SF next weekend for Outside Lands and would love to know the best food options in the area...iconic, cheap eats, swanky, brunch, late-night, anything and everything! Thanks!

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  1. Izakaya Sozai
    1500 Irving St
    (between 17th Ave & 16th Ave)
    A little out of the way, but they have great small plates and ramen.

    Mucky Duck
    1315 9th Ave
    (between Irving St & Judah St)
    One of my favorite bars, and cheap craft beer. (Moose Drool and Tricerahops on tap!)

    Marnee Thai
    2225 Irving St
    (between 24th Ave & 23rd Ave)
    There's two locations in the Sunset, but this one's only a block away from OL.

    4001 Judah St
    (between 45th Ave & 46th Ave)
    Nice brunch place.

    The Taco Shop at Underdog's
    1824 Irving St
    (between 19th Ave & 20th Ave)
    Decent bar, tasty tacos.

    3814 Noriega St
    (between 45th Ave & 46th Ave)
    Kimchee fried rice and Korean chicken wings... MMM

    3906 Judah St
    (between 44th Ave & 45th Ave)
    Good place for raw food, if you're into that. I love going there for the smoothies.

    Durty Nelly's
    2328 Irving St
    (between 24th Ave & 25th Ave)
    Irish pub. Friendly people, great bangers and mash.

    Sunrise Deli
    2115 Irving St
    (between 22nd Ave & 23rd Ave)
    Delicous and cheap falafel wraps and hummus. You can get a dozen falafel for $6.

    Shangri-La Vegetarian
    2026 Irving St
    (between 21st Ave & 22nd Ave)
    Wonderful vegetarian Chinese food, and friendly people.

    Disclosure: I lived in the area for a while but recently moved to Daly City. I miss the neighborhood all the time. ;(

    Also, I suggest parking a few blocks down from the venue. No meters, but keep an eye out for street cleaning signs. Also don't bring fresh fruit with you. Security made me throw away my beautiful bananas and peaches before going in.

    Hope you have a great time!!

    4 Replies
    1. re: breadwinner

      The Korean chicken wings at Toyose are good. Note that they don't open until 6pm (soju bang hours).

      1. re: breadwinner

        Thank you so much! this is insanely helpful! Can't wait to try your picks :)

        1. re: skylerokey

          You're welcome! I seriously love this area and can't shut up about it to others. I hope you had a great time at OL. :D

        2. Pastrami cheese fries from Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen...

          And they'll be at Outside Lands selling them...

          1 Reply
          1. re: slew

            Pastrami cheese fries don't exactly sound Kosher...

          2. There will be plenty of good food options *AT* Outside Lands, including vendors normally only found at Off the Grid events and popups.


            1. First day highlights for me: Farmstead's charcuterie plate was excellent. Everything worked: the rillettes, mustard, pickles, and especially the ham carved right off the bone. Really tasty. Walked it over to beer lands because it really cried out for beer.

              Same with Rich Table's porchini doughnuts. I had one bite before realizing they needed beer. Nice mushroom flavor in a salty confection that I can only describe as porcini cheetos - and I mean that in a good way. The foam was a nice touch too. Gotta go back for their sardine chips at some point.

              I would have paired both with wine - and they are both close to Wine Lands. But this year I'm put off by the ever escalating cost of Wine Lands. If anyone found good values there, speak up please. Beer lands dispenses with the ticket nonsense too.