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you go away for a week, and the food you miss most is....

Ok, you go someplace for a week and have a fabulous time, but at some pint you miss ..... from your home area of SF and you can't wait to go home and eat there ( or it).?

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  1. mission burrito.

    or high quality, seasonal, local fruit.

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      1. re: rebeccakinney

        Yup. I have this neurotic fear that once I leave the Bay Area I'm never going to see a fresh vegetable again.

        I was visiting a friend in Las Vegas. My last night, she asked what where I wanted to go for dinner. I said I wanted butternut squash soup -- or the type of place that would serve it. She looked at me dubiously, and said "I don't think there's any place like that here." The first day I was home I walked in my local deli and the soup of the day was butternut squash. I laughed out loud.

    1. A good well priced glass of wine. Indian food. Ice cream.

      2nd local fruit.

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      1. re: goldangl95

        I'm with you on wine & Indian food; additionally, tacos from my local taqueria.

        When I went to India last year, ate so many heavy meals that I was craving a nice big salad (which I never do :)

        1. re: mlutsky

          Also available in Seattle, mlutsky, if you find yourself there (we had it at Ba Bar and Victrola Coffee). The SO is now officially hooked so I'm pleased to know it is a "thing" in SF too. Any places you recommend in particular (bonus points if they happen to be in the Mission or near the FiDi)? TIA!

            1. re: sugartoof

              Whole Foods has kombucha on tap! That is crazy. Thanks.

              1. re: grayelf

                It's part of their Local products campaign, and usually kept by the coffee bar. Sold in various sizes from cups to growlers.

              1. re: daisylover

                look at the post that grayelf responded to ;-)

          1. I always miss the coffee the most. Blue Bottle is making its way around the country, but it's pretty easy to get a really great cup of coffee from a random coffee house here. I'm not saying I can't drink Peet's or Dunkin' Donuts (when Dunkin' Donuts finally makes its way to SF, the lifelong locals are going to lambast East Coasters endlessly for our devotion to DD coffee), but you definitely miss it after a while.

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            1. re: dunstable

              Fresh vegetables. Also, sometimes a plate of potentially-cramp-inducing Mexican food. But mostly, vegetables. A big fresh salad.

              1. re: dunstable

                agree. long-time devotee of blue bottle coffee, even longer devotee of dunkin donuts coffee. loving the two isn't incompatible.

                loved this article: http://www.thebolditalic.com/articles...

              2. It depends on where I've been. I came back from a week in Italy and ten days in England, and the first thing I wanted was a bowl of pho.

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                1. re: Ruth Lafler

                  I feel that way about pizza, always the first thing I want