I'm putting together a casual but varied menu for a party for 40 in SF. We want to give a taste of good SF eats to out-of-towners (and out-of-country-ers), with food that's fairly easy to eat standing up.
So far, we're getting some quiches, tarts, and gougeres from Tartine Bakery, some meze platters, perhaps from Ali Baba's in the Mission (or other suggestions?). And I'd like to get some appetizer-type food either from a good Chinese place (dumplings, buns, rolls) or perhaps even Vietnamese (thinking good spring rolls). What recommendations do people have for fresh, not too expensive places that could handle doing a take-out order of party food for 40? I'm open to Japanese too-what's the word on the sushi platters from YumYum Fish in the Sunset these days? any good?