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tasty local cheats

Windy | Oct 11, 2006 04:10 AM

My summer of lounging around cafes and lunches in the Mission has sadly ended. I'll be posting about food options near my new job as soon as I remember to actually leave the office for lunch.

In the mean time, I'm trying to stock up on delicious components for meals I can throw together with no effort or notice.

I don't mean takeout. I mean prepared foods that are a cut above Trader Joe's frozen foods or mac and cheese. Points for anything nutritious or with shelf life of at least 96 hours.

Here are a few I've enjoyed recently:

-homemade pesto from Jim & Sons produce on 24th Street in Noe Valley. It's in the refrigerator in the back. Add a few red pepper flakes. Their fresh OJ is also very good.

-spinach ravioli from Lucca. I've always loved their cheese ravioli too. I didn't love their fresh meatballs though.

-lemon quark from the farmer's market (either Ferry Plaza or Alemany).

-heavenly natilla (Peruvian nutella? caramel Bodega Goat Cheese) at Ferry Plaza or Whole Foods.

What are yours?

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