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Restricted diet, eating out in San Francisco

gorwell | Jan 21, 2012 11:10 AM

I have a chance to go to San Francisco (I would leave on Tuesday, real soon now), but am concerned about eating out because I am on a restricted diet. I was wondering whether anyone in a similar position has any experience s/he could share?

I cannot have
- sugar, honey, etc. & sweet foods - including fruits & vegetables like corn, peas, sweet bell peppers, squash
- carbohydrates
- dairy
- nuts

I am trying to avoid legumes, to see whether they bother my stomach.

I mostly eat poultry (but do not like white meat) & seafood, but not beef, veal, or pork.

It's similar to the Paleo Diet, with additional restrictions! I've given up Asian food (there seems to be sugar or some other sweetener like mirin added to just about everything; we discovered that even the fish sauce we had in the cupboard had sugar in it), Mexican/Tex-Mex, pizza, sandwiches …

When I go out at home, I usually have mussels or duck confit for lunch, salmon or bouillabaisse for dinner.

In San Francisco, I would probably have breakfast in the room, hard-boiled eggs from Trader Joe's with tomatoes, carrots, olives, maybe a salad.

I'd go to Haight-Ashbury one day, Japantown another day, & the Mission on a third day; our hotel is in North Beach.

I don't eat grilled, deep-fried, or roasted …

Thank you for any help you can give!

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