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Crowds line up for Sophie's made-to-order crepes and sundaes...
Your taste buds will think tectonic plates have shifted at this Peru-meets-California bistro, starring ahi ceviche with organic mango and achiote oil, duck breast with bacon-plantain cakes and passion-fruit Pisco sou...
The carefully crafted antojitos (Mexican tapas) aren’t your usual Mexican fare. Expect flavor-packed spins on familiar dishes, like tostadas and tacos (try the shrimp), served in a stylish brick-walled space...
This small-plates eatery with individual and friendly communal tables is one of the best restaurants along College Ave. What the menu calls ‘flatbread’ is actually pizza for the gods...
Sister to the groundbreaking Pacific Heights sushi bar , this second branch of Tataki has the same high standards for sustainably sourced fish, smartly paired with unusual ingredients...
The name plays off its former identity as a cobbler shop, but the current patrons pack this brick-walled place for its wood-fired pizzas, original cocktails and creative antipasti made from sustainably sourced fresh ...
Local, artisanal ingredients add zing to sandwiches, such as roast-chicken panini with pesto, and tangy Humboldt Fog cheese with prosciutto, organic tomato and arugula...
You don't get gourmet, cornmeal-dusted, thin-crust slices like this every day. Pizza lovers brave uphill climbs for pizza piled with fresh toppings, a pint of Anchor Steam and a cozy bar setting – all for under $10.
Don't let the name fool you. Yes, its many varieties of all-natural beef and turkey burgers are great, but Barney's also makes big, healthy salads and even serves organic tofu for vegetarians...
The only ‘real’ restaurant in town, everyone jockeys for outdoor seats among the flowerboxes for fish and chips, barbecued oysters, or buttermilk pancakes with damn good coffee. Live music Thursday and Sunday nights.
Generous $8 pulled-pork sandwiches and $10 racks of ribs are slow-cooked in a smoker, and their baked beans, sweet-potato fries and coleslaw ‘roadsides’ are made fresh from scratch – diets are definitely roadkill here.
This organic grocery's deli is packed with housemade foods, including respectable sushi, roasted-eggplant-and-tomato salad, free-range herb-turkey sandwiches and organic gingerbread. On sunny days, grab a patio seat.
The Pine Cone serves big breakfasts and lunches inside a cute retro dining room and at shaded al fresco picnic tables. Try the buttermilk biscuits, the chorizo or tofu scramble, or the fried oyster sandwich.
In the former Olema Inn, a creaky 1876 building, hyper-local Sir & Star delights with Marin-sourced seasonal bounty like Tomales Bay oysters, Dungeness crab and duck 'faux' gras. Reservations recommended.
The best meal on wheels in SF. Burritos and quesadillas are generous to a fault, but the $2 tacos are an easy gourmet meal on the go – especially the al pastor (marinated roast pork) and lengua (beef tongue).
Bowls of steaming café au lait, poached eggs en croute (in pastry) and crunchy baguette sandwiches – if you’re looking for Paris in Oakland, you’ll find it at this deliciously unpretentious sidewalk cafe.
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