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7-day itinerary for SF? Did research!

timeo | Aug 24, 201110:46 AM

Hi all,

I have a friend visiting SF next week and we're looking for your help in finalizing our restaurant list. As she is from Toronto and will be travelling via Peru beforehand, she's not interested in eating any East Asian, South Asian, or Peruvian while she's here. I've done some research and chosen almost all of the meals for her one-week stay, but still have two openings for dinner that I was hoping to get some recommendations for.

Our list so far:

Wednesday dinner - Delfina Restaurant + BiRite
Thursday lunch - Tartine Bakery + In N Out
*** Thursday dinner - (? something in the Mission preferrably)
Friday lunch - Ike's Sandwiches
Friday dinner - nopa
Saturday lunch - The Slanted Door + Ferry Building Market
Saturday dinner - El Farolito + La Taqueria + Humphry Slocombe
Sunday lunch - either Lers Ros Thai or Burmese Kitchen
*** Sunday dinner - (? anywhere on the eastern side of SF or even in Oakland)
Monday lunch - Grand Century Shopping mall in San Jose (any other suggestions?)
Monday dinner - home cooked mentaiko pasta
Tuesday dinner - either Burma Superstar or Thai House Express

As you can tell, her time here is front-ended by more Californian fusiony, more expensive meals, with more authentic traditional flavours coming out at the end of our trip. As we're not particularly rich, we're not looking for any more restaurant recommendations in the vein of Commonwealth, Foreign Cinema or Aziza. What we're interested is cheap to mid-priced places that serve slightly unusual or unique dishes that don't have much similarity with the other meals that we're planning on going to already. They don't have to necessarily be "ethnic", we're open to anything.

We're considering things like Poc Chuc for Yucatecan or Helmand Palace for Afghani etc as well. What do you think? Your input would really be appreciated!

Thanks in advance!

Slanted Door
Ferry Slip, San Francisco, CA 94111

Tartine Bakery
600 Guerrero St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Thai House Express
901 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Delfina Restaurant
3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Foreign Cinema
2534 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94110

La Taqueria
2889 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Helmand Palace
2424 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109

Poc Chuc
2886 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Lers Ros Thai
730 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA

Burma Superstar
4721 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA

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