Food is very important to me when I travel. The mere sight of a bright red chili pepper can transport me back to the stunning and beautiful beaches of Thailand, evoking a memory that, when combined with taste and smell, will cause one to rekindle a seemingly long forgotten dream, making it a palpable reality once again. Similarly, cheep rum will also forever remind me of the intense hangover experienced in the bar of an overnight train in Thailand.
That was 4 years ago but, alas, our dining options are now extremely limited due to the addition of our two wonderful kids.
We're visiting SF for a week in early November, staying at 27th and Church in Noe Valley, looking for informal dining / takeout recommendations that are NEARBY or ALONG the transit route of the usual tourist areas.
Sitting down for a formal dinner is challenging as our youngest seems to have an unquenchable appetite and breastfeeds every 2 to 3 hours or so. Dining etiquette with our 4 year old is hit or miss, although he is open minded about food and has a palate for everything ranging from french fries to chicken feet.
Are there any restaurants/eateries/food carts/ect that you would recommend? Looking for establishments that provide fast, unpretentious food that locals frequent time and time again. Takeout is fine. Dine in is ok too so long as it is extremely informal. Ethnic restaurants? Love them! Best pâtisserie in town? Pizza? Those will work too! Burrito's? Tacos? Most anything goes so long as food is good and we can make a dash for the doors if kids dictate. No Chinese food though as that is plentiful in Vancouver. Thanks!
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