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How do I do SF properly?

iendandubegin | Aug 12, 2012 11:45 PM

Hey all! I'll be visiting California and San Francisco for the first time in my life this November. I'm (of course) a foodie. How do I do SF right? I found several OLDER threads on can't-miss places but I was unable to find any newer ones.

Money will be somewhat of an issue, but not too bad. Although I saw some threads where posters had way less money than I'll have. I should be able to do at least $100 a day. I'll be there for 4 or 5 days. What should I see (food related) and what should I eat?

I would prefer splitting that $100 each day in as many ways possible. Definitely open to holes-in-the-wall. My friends knows the transit system and has lived in Berkeley for about 2 years now but I believe we'll only have a car rented for one day whilst we head up to Petaluma and Sonoma. So most of your suggestions will need to be somewhere within walking distance of some form of public transit. (I assume most of the SF area is, just wanted to post that.) My friend isn't as into food as I am.

I'm looking forward to finding Indian curry stands, cheap Korean and Vietnamese. Really any Asian cuisine. Little treats along the way. Of course some quality and kick-ass Mexican dishes. And last but not least...seafood, sushi and crab!

For example: Where can I get a good, fresh crab meal? Crabhouse39 has that $30 deal with a half crab, salad and dessert. But generally I'd like to avoid going to tourist traps. (Although I'm sure I'll inevitably be in tourist places!)

I'm from Missouri and our sushi is BLEH! What's good and cheap-ish?

Any ideas for a breakfast, snack, lunch then snack all in a certain area? Let me know! I'd like to commit a day to an area as opposed to hopping all over of course.

Any lunch steals?

I'm totally willing to fork over some cash for a nice $20-$50 meal on each day.

Where would YOU take a Midwestern friend who has a little money to spare and loves food if she has 4 days to eat in SF?

I want my dollars to go to the best local food, local ingredients, responsible employers, local tastes that my money can buy! I don't want to eat anywhere or anything that I can get here in MO.

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