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What's your favorite way, way out of the way food obsession (Bay Area)?


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What's your favorite way, way out of the way food obsession (Bay Area)?

LarryW | Sep 17, 2009 01:10 PM

What single food item or meal is so good that you'll go to any lengths to get it? Maybe a grocer or specialty shop in Antioch that sells a candy bar that can be gotten nowhere else, even though you live in Daly City, or the trek from San Jose to Sonoma for that one little dive diner where the $5.99 pancake platter makes it worth the trip. What lights up your board so much that the trip (relatively Bay Area only, please) is inconsequential to the destination?

I want to know the true obsessions here! The ones where you'll go at least 15 miles out of the way for it without a question.

To start, my personal obsession is the chai at Raman's Coffee and Chai in Half Moon Bay. I will regularly drive 45 minutes in each direction, east bay to HMB, braving bridge tolls and horrible (yet beautiful) driving on 92 where it goes to 2 lanes just for a $3 cup of this liquid heaven. Sometimes I'll even get several and put them in a thermos to last an entire day.

Raman's Coffee and Chai
101 Main St
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 712-1257

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