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Excelsior/Outer Mission Eats

Nancy Berry | Jan 23, 2002 07:51 PM

I was food shopping on Mission St. in my neighborhood (the Excelsior in SF) today and realized that I hadn't mentioned a couple of my favorite places on this board.

First, I stopped in at El Chico #2 on Mission at Brazil. This Latin market is wonderful -- good prices on produce, good pork, chicken and sausage, crema, fresh Mexican rolls for tortas, loads of different beans, spices, etc. And the topper, today, was that when I got to the checkout counter (at about noon), there were piping hot (almost too hot to hold) handmade La Palma tortillas sitting on the counter. Of course, I bought some -- they'll go great with the pork roast I'm making for dinner.

Second is Sorrento Delicatessen on Mission near Russia. These guys used to work in North Beach at the old Gloria delicatessen. They still carry handmade sausages from the folks who used to own Gloria. This is just a good old-fashioned Italian deli.

Third is the Salvadorean bakery on Persia just off Mission next to Yick's market -- at the bus stop for the 29 and 54 buses. They are very inexpensive -- I really like their pastelitas -- not too sweet turnover-like cookies (not puff pastry, just sugar cookie dough) filled with a small amount of pineapple, apple, plum, or strawberry jam-like fillings. I got 6 of these today for $2.10. They are really good with coffee.

I also like (and have mentioned before) Goldilocks for both their Filipino food and their delicious baked goods. They are on Mission near Brazil, also.

We also like the tacqueria and the Hawaiian lunch takeout place, both on Mission near Onondega. The tacqueria across from the post office is better than El Farolito, the one next to the Hawaiian place.

That's it for now. Time to make dinner. If I think of any other places, I'll post them.

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