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cafes, restaurants, markets for lunch

Gracias Madre/Mission

Pros: Meatless Mexican for foodies
Cons: A bit pricey
Best For: Tasting home made and fresh as can be


Pros: Best industrial lunch site
Cons: Parking is scarce
Best For: A local, organic street food-inspired menu

Turtle Tower/Little Saigon

Pros: Solid Northern Vietnamese fare in San Francisco
Cons: Cash Only
Best For: #9

Golden River/Outer Richmond

Pros: Solid Chinese Fare
Cons: Neighborhood parking is tough at peak times
Best For: Lunch and dinner specials

Rosamunde Sausage Grill/Mission

Pros: Community tables, outside patio and good, inexpensive eats
Cons: Prime time seating is tough
Best For: High quality sausage and wide selection of beers

Roam Artisan Burgers/Marina-Cow Hollow

Pros: Add another smash hit eaterie to the Union Street schmorgasbord.
Cons: Craving Roam's strawberry milk shake at midnight
Best For: Great burger, great price, from pasture to plate

Rose's Cafe/Cow Hollow

Pros: A neighborhood gem
Cons: Pricey, but worth it
Best For: The charming sidewalk patio with heaters

Bar Jules/Hayes Valley

Pros: Intimate, welcoming room and a divine menu
Cons: Walk-ins are encouraged, but prepare for a prodigious wait at prime dining times
Best For: Chef Jessica Boncutter's magic touch

Scoma's/Fisherman's Wharf

Pros: Incredibly fresh seafood off the main drag
Cons: Pricey
Best For: Authentic Italian-style, sustainable fare

Tacobar/Pacific Heights

Pros: Healthy, inexpensive and tasty haute Mexican fast food
Cons: None
Best For: Snagging a stool at the communal table

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